Self-knowledge

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.

Entering further

Into the dark depths

Of the Self,

All around

I see

The jagged edges,

The murky ground,

And the broken might

Of my inner world.

Now, bruised, dirty, and limping,

I embrace the light

This darkness brings.

On the road to discover what you are,

Walk out on who you are.

If you can perceive the difference,

You are well on your way.

If we have a strong sense of our purpose or calling, and yet think about it more than we express it,

It is like expecting to make progress while swimming in sand in the opposite direction to where we are going.

So, don’t swim. Walk.