Pilgrims’ Paths

 Pilgrims’ Paths


and no one

is what we imagine at first.

More complicated, less one-dimensional,

we emerge from praying resurrected,

although we didn’t realize we were dead.

Kilometers come and go,

opportunities are seized and missed,

we connect, we separate,

are filled, become empty—over and over.

Quiet and silence invite our presence,

sacred patterns invite our exploration,

metaphors, embodied in us, invite our honesty.

Searching, seeking, we reach out

to the waiting embrace of

Challenge, Hope, and Transformation.

Harmony rises before our bodies,

then resonates within us,

our memory hears it, feels it, sees it, recalls it fully.

Through the passageway of the heart

we are arriving  home,

only to realize we need to keep moving.