You Must Let It Find You

“Midway along the journey of our life
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
for I had wandered off from the straight path.”

~ Dante Alighieri, Inferno

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LOST

A young Indian asks an older member of the tribe “What do I do when I am lost in the forest?” The elder responds:

“Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, ‘I have made this place around you, if you leave it you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you.’”

~ David Wagoner

“Lost” by David Wagoner is a very popular poem. I first saw it in “The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America” by David Whyte, a poet himself, whose work deeply influenced me. I feel that poetry has the power to wake me up and bring my consciousness to a higher level.


 

Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect and write, and who not only aspires to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Living, and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He leads mindfulness silent retreats and organizes Silent Peace Walks. He lives in Florida, USA. Join his Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness Living sessions at Yoga Source in Coral Springs (Sundays at 9:00 AM) and at Shiwa Yoga in Deerfield Beach (Thursdays at 6:30 AM and 12:30 PM)


 

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