The Space Within

The contrast was


whenever I looked

back at the way

life had seemed


It wasn’t so much

that the scenery had


But it had became

more tender.

I found I could

be in my heart

and in the world

at once.

And, in a way

I couldn’t quite


what had seemed


began to take on

some of the qualities

of the space

within my heart.

From Within

From the outside,

the changes

seemed subtle

at first.

But from within,

it was clear

there was

something different

here —

a steady kind

of deepening,

a whisper of peace

where there had been


a contentment

independent of

outer circumstances

and past struggles,

but always connected —

a life unfolding


out of the quiet prayer

within my heart.

And there was nothing

subtle about that.