My friend Judy Becker read this moving poem after sitting in meditation together. I hope you enjoy it too.
The Weaver and the Loom
Sit here for a bit. Place yourself outside the frenzied pace of life.
Slow down long enough to appreciate birds in flight, water drops like prisms in the grass and countless shades of green.
Step off the fast track and listen to the sound of breath and birdsong.
Take a moment to just be, and in the being, know the whole of this creation,
mystery and madness, passion and profanity, know it all as one, stunning
Sit still and the thin line between sacred and profane simply fades away. There is nothing then to reconcile. All the disparate threads are woven on the loom of life.
Sit here for a bit and your unique place in the pattern becomes clear. Take the still point with you when it’s time to walk away.
Make the choice to see affinity, to watch the picture taking shape as thread joins thread.
Dare to be the weaver and the loom, creator and creation, the sower and the sown.
In a moment of stillness, all that came before is seen as one.
by Danna Faulds