By Don Iannone
Your life boils down to a conversation
that started at your birth, and carries on
until the day it is over, or
when you decide you can carry it no further.
For most of us,
this conversation is like water:
trickling at times,
gushing at others, and
when it's really cold, freezing up
like a frozen pond in the midst
of a Minnesota winter.
This conversation, flowing in so many directions,
always finds its way back to what matters;
like why you suffer so
about your own self-perceptions,
or why you think
you are so unworthy of God's love.
Like all conversations, your conversation
must involve both talking and listening.
Always there must be another,
even if it's an imagined other,
for a conversation to take place.
Tune into the conversation flowing through you.
Be sure to listen first,
and once you're plugged in,
ask the hard questions;
that is those whose answers you fear the most.
Note: Inspired by David Whyte's recent seminar in Cleveland.