Go out into nature
and walk among its mysteries,
its articulate silences spoken
in an unspoken language.
Everything around you is the rest
of the cells within you.
Let the sky remember you,
the earth hold you,
let the deep wave call to you,
the river beckon you in,
the desert open its arms
too far, too wide,
the stars whisper to you
sweet nothings,
nothings at all,
trees, the other side
of your lungs breathing,
that forest within you breathing,
mountains moving toward sand,
rivers toward seas,
(keep breathing)
blossoms becoming complete,
the soil you will become,
until you enter their vanishing.
Go out into nature until
it is not out but in.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

February 11, 2020