The Power of Presence


This poem was shared with me and I feel it captures the essence of presence. We are persevering through this time often wavering between trust and fear. We are a community, and I believe even though we are a small community, we are demonstrating our willingness to hang together and trust this process. I believe in ripples, ripples of energy that flow from one person to another. The sacred presence we gather together and share is shared by all as we are all one.

Be, Don’t Seek

By Elizabeth Page Roberts 2008

“Be, don’t seek.

Sit warmly, open

lightness in your brow,

not questions.”

“Be ready for the quiet

when it comes,

and the creaking

of the house’s bones

and the wind’s music

playing the notes of the trees.”

“Be, don’t brood.

Don’t wait for life

to announce itself

in capitals

or high garb.”

“Be available to its whispers,

know how to listen

when it tells its true self

and not the lies

you’ve dreamt up.”

“Be able to breathe

and let go of your breath,

let go of life as you wish it to be

and take in the simplicity,

the facts –“