POEM: That Miraculous Happen Stance

She was wading
For something in particular
Her role in the hay
Like searching for a needle
Attentive to pricks and pitchforks
Grasping at straws
Wandering what might catch
Frayed of what could be
Inconceivable
A roam to grow
That womb
Between pricks
And unguarded of pitchforks
And at that point
Only too fine herself
No longer scarred of the unmovable
Assumes that miraculous happen stance
Of in the

can be traumatic.   can be miraculous.  There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein quote SPIRITUAL BUTTON encompasses both.   can be scary.   has long-standing scary realities that won’t go away by just changing our thinking or . Unfortunately, traumatic experiences can forge us into ways of being in the whirled.  Reacting quickly and/or diligently to dangerous or potentially dangerous situations can serve us well in coping with threatening situations.  However, coping mechanisms, when reflexively applied to situations not particularly threatening, can become self-defeating and interfere with healthy adaptation to larger than a threatened existence.  I consider coping mechanisms as a adaptation to an abnormal (unhealthy) situation.  There are aspects of that are deeply persistent.  There are aspects of that are profoundly fluid.  The deep persistence of serves as a reliable and predictable foundation for our being and acting in the world, and, inasmuch as  is dangerous, this may induce large-scale , discouragement, or even despair.  Expect Miracles SPIRITUAL BUTTONThe profound fluidity of life offers a perpetual freshness which can be exciting and enthralling, and, inasmuch as  is threatening, may be overwhelming and disorienting.   I find the best aspects of as both deeply persistent and profoundly fluid.  I find the of constant profoundly gripping.  In the dusk of life, we are like fireflies rising on a summer eve, like stardust miraculously animated wafting toward , one’s true home, only to be jarred by some still maturing beings of undetermined or , bugging us to know end, each preying for unending inquisitions, soully to be unjarred of what we once were, freed by more than, ever anew.  Go ahead, assume the position: that miraculous happen stance.  It’s you have too due.

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