Where The Light Enters You

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  1. Dwight Ward

    Dwight Ward Veteran Member
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    Where the Light Enters You

    broken window
    Sunlight
    Light shines through

    It was sunset
    What colors

    I am this window
    You,
    the light

    We are the brokenness
    Illuminated.

    The beauty
    is all of us

    This window,
    the brokenness,
    and the light
    is all us.

    We all broken
    Frac tured
    shat tered

    Somewhere in us
    there is
    a healing

    The Nur comes
    from beyond

    God is the Light.

    The One
    who gave me the wounds
    gives the healing

    We are
    Wounded healers
    Illuminated brokenness
    Poets and sages tell us:
    The Wound is where the Light enters you.
    I look at my own heart
    and see scars
    scars piled on scars

    So many deaths
    and yet,
    life--
    Stubborn
    clings to me.
    Some see the injury,
    the pain
    the hurt.

    I caress the scar
    gently.
    This is where the healing
    and the light
    entered me.

    The scars tell me
    I lived through it all
    and grew.
    I survived.
    Even thrived.

    The wound
    the injury
    and the healing
    are now all a part of me.
    I pause now
    at all the broken windows

    O wonder!
    the broken window
    of my heart
    this scattered light
    How beautiful each of us
    the broken
    the unbroken
    the healing
    the light
    The survival.
     
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  2. Nancy Hart

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    “I said: what about my eyes?
    He said: Keep them on the road.

    I said: What about my passion?
    He said: Keep it burning.

    I said: What about my heart?
    He said: Tell me what you hold inside it?

    I said: Pain and sorrow.
    He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


    ― Rumi
     
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