Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mirror aversion

It's hard, sometimes,
to be grateful to those angels
who kindly come along
to stand between
our carefully erected barriers to truth
and raise the mirror
in which we once again behold
our own emptiness;

hard to see
the pretty wrapping
that surrounds
the unpleasant present
of self-awareness;

hard to remember
that we cannot answer
your "who do you say that I am"
until we come to grips
with our own response
to that eternal question.


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3 comments:

Edelle said...

I came to your blog from the e-course by Joan Chittister. Your's is an absolutely amamzing practice! Daily photos and a poem. What a gift. Thank you.
Edelle Rose

drw@bainbridge.net said...

Wow! Thanks for stopping by!

kimquiltz said...

Ooooo! I'm especially fond of this one!