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Friday, October 21, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Learning to Live in the Whisper


This is my first crack at this writing "exercise" hosted by the gypsy mama... I am very encouraged by all of the writers out there taking part in this...this week's word is: beyond

All around me noises, movement ~life, swirls.
   I am a happy participant in it all, but feel the presence of my nagging self
          when I am quiet enough to hear even my dark voices.

         "there is no way I am loving enough, cleaning enough, learning enough, traveling enough, reaching out to those who need enough..."

then I hear Him whisper...

"but I am enough.
 lean into me.
live here inside this moment,
stay here inside my whisper."

so, I go beyond myself, noticing in the swirl of life ~ whispers...

Whispers of grace as my children hug earnestly after a spat...

Whispers of love as my husband wakes to administers cold medicine in the night...

Whispers of strength not my own as I grasp a hand of a hurting friend...

Whispers of being enough, even alone, beyond my thoughts, quiet in the cold Autumn sunlight.


I will lean into this moment and dwell inside the whisper.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
    I love that still, small voice.

    Steph

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  2. The graceful whispers are so easy to not hear. What a beautiful post to remember to hear them.

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  3. The beautiful whispers that take us beyond the moment...beautiful! So glad you shared.

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  4. I love these whispers. Beautiful post.

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  5. To dwell in the whispers.....

    Beautiful....this is where I long to dwell, too~

    ~Stacy

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  6. So lovely. Getting out of our own heads and listening to that still, small voice makes all the difference, doesn't it?

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  7. beautifully said. thank you for sharing!

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  8. Poetic and full of beautiful imagery.

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  9. Read this before bed, it remained with me throughout the night hours, babe in need, and I kept leaning into the whisper. Thank you!

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