Saturday, December 07, 2013

Relationship #3,people leave, God replaces, abundance is the Way

This Place of Abundance

we know nothing until we know everything

I have no object to defend
for all is of equal
to me

I cannot lose anything in this
place of abundance
that I have found

If something my heart cherishes
is taken away

I just say, "Lord,
what happened?"

And a hundred more

.....End of Poem

So life. It's good, right?
People come into our life.
If we are lucky we love them.

If we are lucky they love us back.

If we are lucky they stay with us until one of us dies.
If we are lucky they don't
or we don't.

There's a funny idea out there: if something
that means it was wrong.

we get in relationships.
We screw up.
They screw up.
Someone can't take it anymore and

And check this out:
often, almost always actually, what the one who leaves can't stand
is their reactions to the other person.
They can't stand the manifestations
that are stirring up in them

so they split.
that means they are bad, right?

it means that they are wounded

and when we hurt another in
the relationships that ended:
we were wounded

and that means we can keep doing it, right?


it means we can wake up to when
we are awake in a relationship
and in those moments
be the person we want us
to be
and be the person we
want them to be

and if we can't do that
bless us

let's just keep trying

and back to the poem:
if someone leaves us,

ah well,
they are wounded 
and so are we 
the abundance is here
that's the way God wants it,
a hundred more will pop

and it's our job
to be kinder to that hundred
because of what we learned the last time around

ain't that a lot of relationship building to chew

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