"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

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.


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


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

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

  4. I love these whispers. Beautiful post.

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

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


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

  7. beautifully said. thank you for sharing!

  8. Poetic and full of beautiful imagery.

  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!