You Are Arriving

This is for all the brave people who have joined me at Haven Retreats, and for those who have yet to come.  The journey is everything.

There are a few poems that have kept me together in the last little while of my life as I’ve gone through the end of my marriage.  This one is at the top of the list.  Whatever end you might be coming to– the end of a relationship, the end of a job, the end of your family as you know it, empty nest…read this and know you are not alone.  The video is a wonder too.   yrs.  Laura

The Journey

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again

Painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

– by David Whyte

 

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  1. Carolyn Hopper

    One of my favorites, too. I love how David repeats lines in his recitations. He will be at Asilomar in January. A Friday eve – Sunday noon. Beautiful setting right by the ocean. Sometimes we see whales and seals. Very near Pt. Lobos State Park. Also a must see. Then there are the hummingbirds in the red aloe aborescens along the ocean in Pacific Grove – just down the road. Splendor. You can find the info about the retreat on David Whyte’s website Many Rivers Home.

  2. margot nightingale

    love love love

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