I have fulfilled my purpose
when I cease to wonder …

     Why am I here?
     Am I doing this right?
     What does tomorrow hold?

… when I can sit in stillness
and lose all sense of self in …

     the song of a wren,
     the rustle of leaves,
     and the colors of sunrise.

I have reached the fullest expression
of human experience
when I can …

     fix nothing,
     forgive everyone,
     and let go of everything.

I have not been suspended in a body
to learn, grow, excel, repent, or conquer.
My sole purpose in this incarnation is simply …

to wake up.

© Mary Boren, 2011

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