Mar 28

Sound Bites #2

"Everything Is Waiting For You"

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Welcome to Sound Bites: sweet lil voice notes to all my subscribers. Sometimes I’ll play and sing a song on my ukulele. Sometimes I’ll recite a poem I love. Sometimes I’ll repeat affirmations for you. All on a monthly basis. Go to my Guide to see the publication schedule.


Everything Is Waiting For You - David Whyte

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.