Wednesday, February 01, 2006


A small epiphany,
just now,
stumbling from the bathtub,
wet and dripping.
I'm always doing, trying, striving,
pushing, clawing, reaching,
towards a state of wholeness,
towards a place of knowing.
I'm forever believing
I don't have it yet,
so I must keep moving forward.
But what if?
What if it wasn't so difficult?
What if it wasn't about doing anything?
What if it wasn't something to get?
What if it wasn't "out there"?
What if it was as simple as remembering?
What if it was as easy as letting go,
and letting the soul lead me home?
What if it was here, inside, all the time?
What if I already have it all?
What if it was about trusting?
Trusting my spirit to remember it's wholeness.
Trusting the depths of my being to find their way home.


Blogger Mark W. said...

Reminds me of a story:

A little fish went looking for the ocean. He swims up to a big fish and asks, "Where can I find the ocean?"

The big fish smiled and replied, "Why little one, you are in the ocean."

"This?" replied the little fish. "This is just water. Where can I find the ocean?"

The big fish repeated his answer. Disappointed, the little fish swam off to look for the ocean.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

This is an epiphany. I need to learn to trust like this as well. Thanks for the reminder.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous beansprout said...

This is great! And funny that the words on my Thich Nhat Hanh calendar this month read:

"Be yourself.

Life is precious as it is.
All the elements for
your happiness are
already here.

There is no need to
run, strive, search,
or struggle. Just be."

Why do we find it so hard to trust that we are already enough?

9:33 PM  
Blogger Alexandra S said...

We must be on the same wavelength truly tonight because my post was just on the same themes! I love it when that happens! I love even more how beautifully you put these sentiments into words.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

No, "what ifs..." or "Buts," it is and it lovingly, and the soul will find its place amongst it all...perfectly put Michelle!

10:58 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

that is an epiphany.
and food for thought
written a beautiful choice
of words.

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Tickled Pink said...

Great questions/poem Michelle! Reading your posts has become a thoughtful part of my morning routine.

And Mark W. I love your story!

3:50 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

Trusting myself is perhaps my biggest challenge. Your words help to clarify how important that really is.

3:58 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

oh i think you have it! why are we always running somewhere. it is exhausting and the answer is simply right in front of our noses.
just trust and let it go.

of course, this is easier said than done!

5:27 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

This made me think about children, how they are like that I think. to get back to the beginning where there is nothing but complete living in the moment and total trust, all they do is move forward. Maybe as they grow older and strive to move ahead and learn more we as adults should do the opposite in a way, try to go back, trust again, forget some of the stuff we "know" and just live.

6:16 AM  
Blogger mayseek life said...

today i will simply breathe in that glorious notion..."trusting my spirit"(whenever i can- it will be the chant) thanks

6:25 AM  
Blogger megg said...

Absolutely stunning.

You have a remarkable way with words. Thank you.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous lela said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... thank you...

10:12 AM  
Blogger red sun said...

love the "aha" moment....
sounds like you're almost there.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Josephine said...


From what I've read, I think you're pretty close to reaching Nirvana :)

I think you're right, too, it is about knowing that you are all you need.


11:53 AM  
Anonymous lela said...

come on over!!! :0)

1:25 PM  
Blogger dani said...

ditto ditto to what mark w said! i love that little fish story - and i think you and i and many of us need to really listen to these words. have a wonderful weekend michelle!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Server Girl said...

u always have such great things to say :)

4:08 PM  
Blogger baylor said...

This is fantastic and beautifully writeen. As though you put my thoughts into words...

4:09 PM  
Blogger twistedsoda said...

another thing to think about...thank you!

5:58 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

these last two lines...thank you.

12:13 PM  

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