So Much Isn’t a Problem

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It’s weird that grappling with health gone awry or the nauseating politics of the day

Scratches the same strange itch;

The one that says we are better for being in the fight.

The horrible pseudo-holiness sewn into feelings of self-worth

Stemming from actively participating in the fray

As opposed to very quietly witnessing

Seduces us.

The adrenaline rush of acute pain

And screeching disbelief in flawed human behavior on display of late

Feel similar.

Are we really better for being in the fight?

Reading about it, talking about it, going to every doctor, taking every new pill

Or is there more potency in just the recognition of WHAT IS

FOR THE MOMENT

And using our own finite energy reserves

To attempt just a tidbit of elevation

Of our own personal energy frequency;

Maybe lift ourselves up a tad

Out of the mud.

Love ourselves enough not to succumb

To the lowest common denominator

As tempting to our nervous system

Out of habit

As this inclination may be.

Today I will practice

Not involving myself so much in the dramas of the day in my body and in the world.

I will trust in the intelligence I understand to be

So much larger than me

And use any extra energy I have

To keep myself uplifted

And through this state

Perhaps be of service to others.

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4 Responses to “So Much Isn’t a Problem”

  1. Barbara on October 4th, 2018

    Thank you. This quiet dignity nourishes me.

  2. Marilyn Hammett on October 4th, 2018

    Beautiful!

  3. Becky Patterson on October 4th, 2018

    I love all the simple art you
    Post. Always pattern, texture, essence of. You
    Keep amazing me.

  4. Jann Tenenbaum on October 5th, 2018

    My little friend, you never stop contributing to the world. How could you stop?
    As I read this I thought….. I wish I lived close by, so I could roll around Santa Fe with you and watch your wisdom in real time. I wish I was not so far away. Love you with all my heart.

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