The Space Within

The contrast was

unbelievable

whenever I looked

back at the way

life had seemed

before.

It wasn’t so much

that the scenery had

changed.

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

describe,

what had seemed

separate

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

none,

a contentment

independent of

outer circumstances

and past struggles,

but always connected —

a life unfolding

sweetly

out of the quiet prayer

within my heart.

And there was nothing

subtle about that.