Hidden Wholeness

puzzle 

“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.” -Thomas Merton

I harbored thoughts of insufficiency
induced by a pervasive sense of lack
through tunnels where I didn’t wish to be.
I plodded on for fear of turning back.

Then suddenly my world turned topsy turvy
and, squeezed between avoidance and relief,
I stepped into the whirlwind, wild and swervy,
and there I glimpsed a scene beyond belief.

Without a map, a compass, or a chart,
I crawled on hands and bloody knees to find
the truth already written on my heart,
the best-kept secret known to humankind:

The universe is infinitely less
concerned with our perception of its laws
than we ourselves.  It simply seeks to bless
abundantly, oblivious to flaws.

If only we could hold ourselves in view
as we exist in oneness, bathed in light,
with undiminished dazzle breaking through
the veil, we’d rise undaunted past its height.

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cc-by-nc-nd  Mary Boren, 2011

 

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