Friday Meditation: Lost

Thank you for joining me on the fifth day of my Eco-Spirituality class project (click link to see more). The photos that I’ve taken and the readings are meant to help us reconnect with the rhythms of nature in our busy daily lives. I’m taking inspiration from two practices: the Daily Office and Lectio Divina to create a daily meditative practice with poetry.

by David Wagoner

Stand still.

The trees before you and the bushes beside you are not lost.

Wherever you are is a place called Here,

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,

I have made this place around you,

If you leave it you may come back again saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches the same to Wren.

If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,

You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows

Where you are. You must let it find you.

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