guru

listen...she will teach you her ways - mara friedman
listen…she will teach you her ways – mara friedman

Her lineage is impeccable..

But from whence has she come?..

She comes when you don’t want her
When you think you’re not ready

Yet,

When you most need her.

She tolerates no lack of attention
She tolerates no lack of love

She sticks pins in your tender spots
To see if

“You’re done yet”

She never forgives

Yet

She never condemns

See her

Flowing robes
Outstretched arms
Piercing eyes
Pinioned wings

See her

Missing teeth
Limping gate
Rheumy eyes
Shopping cart and cardboard box

Feel her rage that is not hate
Feel her love that is not lust

Hold the warmth and delight
In her newborn skin
Hold her strength and wisdom
In the boles and gnarls and knots of her ancient-ness

Seek her out
Across miles of barren waste
In the steppes of the Himalayas

In aisle ‘B’
next to the baked goods

In the mirror

Seek
Her

She
Seeks
You.

Paul Reynolds at Living the Question

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