I may never know

the turmoil

you have endured

or the bliss

you have embraced

to become who you are

but I do know

these unknown parts of you

twisted and turned

in the great wheel of life

allowed you to lead me now

to the gates of the garden

for through you

I have learned

to embrace the turmoil

to endure even the bliss

of my life

as I work the irritants

into pearls of my own

And you may never know

the gratitude I feel

for the gifts you have given

because it cannot be conveyed

in a hug

or contained

in a “thank You”

but it will go with me

on all the twists and turns

of my own path

and it will grow with me

through all the years to come

in the garden

of my becoming

-Nick Leforce

special thanks to HP Yogini Gamhé
pic by ilg;  Dewachen,  in my hOMe office, yesterday morning

3 Responses to “Walking the Landscape of the Soul”

  1. padma says:

    Om So Ti

  2. Kit Johaneson says:

    It says it so beautifully and that is way you are always with me.
    My teacher My coach
    Ai Imawa with love
    Fit Kit

  3. coach says:

    Most Precious Shishyas Padma and Fit Kit,
    ilg is wordless within the shadow cast of your cOMbined Metta…

    twists and turns until Enlightenment,

    Ai Imawa,

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