Saturday, February 20, 2016

The lonely truth

The lonely truth                                                                                         

That which has brought me here,
I must give up;

that which has served me well,
protected me;

which has grown into my skin,
become part of me, part of my life;

that which I have clutched
so bitterly for comfort and refuge,

which has always understood me
when no one else could,

is now keeping me from the heights
to which I must attain.

That which I thought of always
as my most loyal companion,

I must abandon, to find the lonely truth
of who I am and that which it is not.

O child of God, the lonely truth, it is said, 
leads beyond companionship to union.