The beginning is often nothing more than a certain surprise,
A word that intrigues, the encounter that instigates
And to which you return again and again.
You do not always feel so good, discomfort’s shadow falls
Not always does the mind so shine and say now this is all!
You do not always walk a path, a crossroads’ choice of life
Not always does the labyrinth unravel without strife
Unconsciously you take each step, the heart so unaware
Like perfume that is part of you, just something that you wear.
The spring whose murmur fills the air, its purity does call
Refreshing touch upon your feet, into its soft caress you fall.
But hesitation does touch the heart
A cautious whisper, lovers apart
This is no place to idly stay
The stumbling shadows whisk away
Uncertainty, its mists do cloud
The heart it wears a doubting shroud
Could this my truth, reality so be?
I walk the banks of my life’s stream
The calm, the banks, each rapid flows, my feet move in a dream
The answers found in currents flow
My heart in truth it did not know
The waters voice it calls me so
I cannot fight, let myself go
I swim, I dive, I’m pulled along, the currents fear I fight
Dark waters pull me ever down, my heart in coldest night
The conflicts scream, a struggle harsh, I cannot see the light
Like starlight in an empty sky, my soul shines to my sight
It fills the sky, horizons light, feet firmly on the ground
The current gone, in safety stand, upon the bank so sound
The certainty has washed away, the flow I do allow
The voice within does guide my feet, I do not know just how
The newness of the dawn does break, I grasp its light within
The warmth does rest my longing soul, affinity a new born king
My older self is washed away, I do not recognize
I am the earth, the sea, the sky, the light within the sages’ eyes
My bones like granite stand so firm, my heart does wander free
I am the water of this world, my soul the flow must be
Imagination points the way, it hints at what I see
Do not all rivers flow toward the oneness of the sea
Interminable, the river flows, noticed only in time
To wear away resistance, to lose the thought of ‘mine’
Like heat does change the steel, life’s river shapes the soul
Until new forms are moulded, new shapes of comfort form
In patience does life’s river work, in harmony a chord to play
New songs do fill the longing heart, to carry you away.