Poem Of The Week: Everything Is Waiting For You By David Whyte
It’s been awhile since I have posted a Poem Of The Week. Time seems to have slipped away between the end of last year and the beginning of the new, but here we are! It feels like a perfect time to share this poem by one of my favorite poets, David Whyte.
You may wonder why I share poetry on The Heart Of Awakening Blog. I have found that both reading and writing poetry is a great way to connect with the energy of spirit and to find inspiration for creativity and for life itself. My hope is to share poems that will light you up and invite you to explore yourself and the world more deeply. Enjoy!
Everything is Waiting for You
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
— David Whyte
from Everything is Waiting for You
©2003 Many Rivers Press