Wednesday, February 4

Tell me just where I am going...


When the earth gave birth to this tree,
There came no sound:
A green shoot thrust
in silence from the ground.

Our births don’t come so quiet—
Most lives run riot—
But the bud opens silently,
And flower gives way to fruit.

So must we search
For the stillness within the tree,
The silence within the root.

( from ‘Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas’
by Ruskin Bond )

Dear God,

Speak gently in my silence.
When the loud outer noises of my surroundings
and the loud inner noises of my fears
keep pulling me away from you.

Help me to trust that you are still there
even when my ears are shut from you
Open me to your whisper :
“Come to me, you who are overburdened,
And I will give you rest...”

Be my guide..for I am confused
Be my guide... so I might know
just where I’m going.


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