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My poem below celebrates the uncertainties of life.  Perhaps many of us would be happier if we just let go a little more.

But no, how many of us struggle and struggle to get all of pins in a row.  We control, control and control the controlling.

One advantage of aging is seeing that the uncertainties of life are a given...and can be fun and exciting.  We just have to convince our ego along the way.

There comes a time in life

When all the answers have been explored.

--- And found lacking.

The older we get the less we know to be

sure, positive, black or white, red or blue.

The wisdom of age is that we see life

as grays, pinks, orange, purple and green.

We find ourselves living in between

Happiness and sadness, joy and pain.

We discover the nuances of time and thought

of God, of love and hate, remorse and hope.

We walk sometimes in a trance not knowing

where our path will lead next.

We let go for awhile, seeing ourselves

as human after all, pilgrims on voyage.

Our days fill with tolerance

of tastes, smells, sights and sounds.

We may have attempted our lives under control,

taught that we could map our future one day at a time.

We studied to learn the answers of life's mysteries

Only to realize that the more we knew the less we knew

....about love, power, emotion and sorrow.

We bowed to confusion, doubting, moving with the flow.

So today we marvel at the wonder life provides,

Alive with breathing, stumbling, unpredictability.

Why figure it all out?

Only Ego wants to know.

My Higher Self is like that weaned baby

embraced, in Mother Earth's arms, sleeping.

Dreaming of tomorrow with surprises galore!

Originally posted to people power granny on Tue Aug 03, 2010 at 07:33 PM PDT.


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