When you sense there’s something more
when the life that used to satisfy you no longer seems enough
and security seems suffocating and pleasures loose there taste
when dreams of success don’t motivate you anymore
and diversions don’t seem to divert you
when familiarity seems oppressive, like a coat that’s too old and tight,
and every repetition of the old routine
makes you feel more stale and weary.
When you find yourself aching
with a sadness that doesn’t seem to have a source
with a hunger that seems too subtle to satisfy
when strange energies are pulsing through you
like the tremors of an earthquake deep down inside
and you can feel the ground shifting
and are afraid of loosing balance
and you ask yourself. “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I be happy anymore?”
Have no fear – there’s nothing wrong with you.
This isn’t anxiety or depression,
it’s divine dissatisfaction.
You’re not breaking down but breaking through.
This is your awakening
the tearing of the veil
the opening of your soul.
Your real self is emerging, slowly, painfully,
through the hard skin of your chrysalis.
The old world is receding behind you
and you’re waiting at the threshold of the new, disorientated,
wondering how to make sense of this strange place.
But as long as you have the courage to move forward
a guide will appear and your path will form before you
and a glorious adventure will begin.
And soon the lushness of this landscape won’t startle you anymore
soon the brilliance of this sun won’t dazzle you
soon the vastness of this space won’t feel overwhelming
and the magic and meaning of this new world will embrace you.
PAGE 9 / THE CALM CENTER / STEVE TAYLOR
PICTURE – CELTIC SYMBOL FOR STRENGTH