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Work of Heart [a poem]

By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor


Don’t be so exhausted 
by the project 
of being you. 
We are not designed  
to be so tired. 
You already know this to be true. 

Witness the ease 
of a blooming flower. 
It just does beautifully 
what it is meant to do. 

Feel the peace that comes 
when you walk along a shoreline. 
It makes you feel at home. 
This peace is available 
within you. 

Notice the presence in the eyes 
of your beloved pet – 
you are looking at a teacher 
and the lesson is Love

We belong to this ease, 
this peace, 
this way of being. 
It is not supposed to be 
hard work to be here. 

So relax. 
Allow Life to breathe through you. 
Life lives through us. 
There is nothing to figure out 
or improve. 
Simply pay attention, 
look within, 
and feel it. 
All is well. 

This is so simple 
yet we make it so hard. 
We tend to choose our own way, 
so we struggle. 

We don’t have to.

Cynthia Cady Stanton
Cynthia Cady Stanton

Cynthia Cady Stanton is a hospice chaplain, writer, and speaker. In addition to being a regular contributor to PhoebeMD.com, her inspirational blog, Becoming and Beholding, can be described as “an exploration of a personal journey of awakening.” She is currently available to provide spiritual services and counseling to those in need.


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