all is well: a contemplation

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when I look outside of myself
what am I looking for?
for love, approval, support?
for someone to tell me I will be OK?
for guidance, help, insight?
but what do my heart and inner being say?
that ALL IS WELL
that 'I' am well
that life is working out
as it can and as it should.
perhaps I don't know the next step yet,
perhaps I need to wait and hang with the tension of the unknown,
perhaps I just need to keep my focus,
on what I am designing, allowing in, calling forth?
perhaps all I can do is plug into my heart
as it is now
and feel its inner knowing:
that ALL IS WELL.

when I am looking outside of myself
what am I trying to fill up with?
with security, safety, certainty, expectation?
something 'known',
something to hold onto;
a constancy of objects, things, people?
but what if in truth
that didn't exist?
what if
a deeper truth existed:
that change and movement are all there is,
and that only the knowing of the heart
is what is truly constant?
that connection to source and all-that-is
that deep presence and intelligence within
that ALL IS WELL.

then only a questioner remains
dancing, duetting, tangoing
with the knowing within.
this questioner, who and what is it?
what is its purpose? its mission? its potential?
to purposefully take me away
from the peace of my heart?
it certainly loves to complicate things
and make everything so goddamn serious.
the answer within is so simple, so clear
so truthful and joyful
- an innocent, fresh knowing
that ALL IS WELL.

what if I were to commit, right here, right now
to this heart?
what if I were to dedicate my whole life
to being anchored in its space, in its hold
no matter what arose 'outside' of 'me'?
what if I were to choose, now and forever
that instead of looking for a source
of love and joy outside of myself,
I would BE THE SOURCE,
until eternity
and ripple out the knowing
to myself, to others
and the entire universe
that despite what a part of us wants us to believe,
ALL IS WELL.
 

Edward PikeComment