A good morning.

This life is everything we were destined for. Although that may be hard to read for people in times of struggle and pain, my family included, it is truth.
We were never meant for perfection. The Lord is the only keeper of that trait. Yes, we were made in his image but we were also given free will by malicious actions of the fallen angel Gabriel in the garden of Eden. If we were all as perfect as we desired to be, who would be our one true God?
We were not meant to live like kings. While chasing “success” we often misconstrue the prize of life’s purpose. How do we measure success? If we don’t know our true purpose the weight of greed will be our only measure of success, which brings me to one last opinion… success is actually measured by happiness. 

What makes us happy? Do we wake in the morning and the first thing we do is roll over to our smart phone and check emails/texts/facebook/twitter/instagram/the news… etcetera? No, the first thing we do is breath. Conceivably, if we spend the first moments of the dawn in reflection of the breath of life we would be led to happiness no matter what side of the bed we wake up on. Wouldn’t that be nice.

 

The Waking Theodore Roethke

The Waking

BY THEODORE ROETHKE

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.
We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground!   I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.
Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.
This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.
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