Today we offer a poem by philosopher, poet and spiritual advisor, Mark Nepo. You may be familiar with some of his published work, especially “The Book of Awakening,” but he has lots of terrific stuff. You might want to read this piece several times. Notice if it speaks to you a little bit deeper and if you find a little more encouragement each time you read it.
This is the trick to staying well, isn’t it:
To feel the sun even in the dark.
To not lose the truth of things when they go out of view.
To grow just the same.
To know there is water, even when we are thirsty.
To know there is still love, even when we are lonely.
To know there is still peace, even when we are suffering.
…None of this invalidates our pain, but only strengthens our way back to the Light.”
– Mark Nepo
Striving to stay well with each of you – the Chaplain Team at Chaplaincy Health Care