Inward

alone-with-god1Into the Interior

I am your whispered voice
your inside voice
your interior voice
your unheard voice
your unspoken voice
your unvoiced voice
your unspeakable voice
I am your heart’s voice and your heartless voice
your deepest voice
under layers of living and speaking
the voice of your buried life
your invisible life
your silent life
your unknown life
your unrealized life
the undiscovered life that no one sees
not even your lover
not even yourself

If you will listen to me
if you will lend me the ear
of your mind
and of your bent heart
if you will heed my whisperings …
heed my whisperings…
heed my whisperings…
heed my whisperings…

— Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 Our leader Dr. Diane Millis began our time together at the Pre-Advent Clergy Retreat this November with these words.

 As we begin the Advent journey, I believe they are also worthy of all of our reflection.

 “Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently,” Psalm 37 encourages us. It is in that stillness that God often whispers to us.

 May you create space this Advent season to be still, wait patiently, and open yourself to the whispers of God.

2 thoughts on “Inward”

  1. Thank you for this reminder- I needed it, especially because patience is one of my life lessons that I continue to receive opportunities to refine.

  2. Carrie Lockhert

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder to “Be Still”. I need it daily now more than ever. Patience is one of my life lessons that I continue to receive opportunities to refine.

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