What is the danger in this REQUIRING?
My brother (an insightful, intentional, adventurous soul) sent me a poem recently that I share with you this week. It was written by mindfulness coach, Elmo Shade.
This requiring is such a dire strait
that the mind constructs, sometimes
Love languages forgotten or blinded
by the doing of things, of places of
importance in a mad rush.
In an age of connection to the 10,000 joys
and the 10,000 sorrows, we reward the
agenda while ignoring the moment.
Expectations are pre-mature disappointments
that corrode the soul with a thick algae
and dam the heart to receive the gift.
When will you learn that this requiring
is the bad neighborhood your mother
warned you about? Don’t mind what happens.
No agenda. No problem.
How does this poem speak to you today? What might happen if you carry its wisdom with you in the coming week?