Embrace the storm

From the Darkness

Dusty Staub Courage to be Vulnerable and To Love, Courage to Dream, Courage to Learn and Grow, Courage to Let Go 0 Comments

By Robert (Dusty) Staub 

Dedicated to Erik

 

You do not have to like your life to find your way to love.

You do not need anything more in order to be free.

 

Sometimes, it is when you are in the deepest pain

That a kind word, a loving glance, a gentle touch

Will serve to crack the shell around your heart

And, a green shoot of forgiveness simply pushes through.

 

You do not have to like your life to find your way to love.

You do not need anything more in order to be free.

 

Sometimes, it is when you are most alone

And feeling lost within your self 

That your solitude can take you in its arms

Offering the balm of a companionship you have never known.

 

You do not have to like your life to find your way to love.

You do not need anything more in order to be free.

 

Sometimes, it is in your darkest hour when you cannot see your way

That the grace of light illuminates one searing scene of possibility,

Like that of a child laughing and at play, or 

The vibrant heart of a common field daisy.

 

And then, in that moment, the earth catches it breath, 

As who you are yet to be, reaches back and down

And who you are, reaches up and out

To join hands in gratitude and grace,

 

And you are drawn forth from the darkness,

Like Lazarus rising from the grave.

 

You do not have to like your life to find your way to love.

You do not need anything more in order to be free.

 

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