self-discovery

I created distance

Between us

Thinking it was best

Not seeing that

I suppressed the me

Your presence

Was inviting me to see.

Come closer, please.

I may still

Want to run away

But I will stay,

Loving you

And inviting in more of me.

This morning,

I left my house

Intent on becoming somebody

On showing the World

Just how important I am.

And you wouldn’t believe

Who I met along the way.

The World,

Looking lost,

Searching for its own importance.

Now, I’m on my way back home,

A nobody with a new friend.

 

I looked for me in the things I do

And found only ideas, expectations, and fears.

Then I looked for me beyond me

And found light, an infinite ocean, and an all-encompassing cosmic wave of Love.

For awhile, I stopped looking.

I lost the sense of me.

It was ever evolving, ever unfolding.

Now, I have a glimpse of Reality

Beneath the unfolding

That whispers, “I am what I am not

And what I am not is what I’ve always been.”