I am a stagnant pond
Entrapped by binding reeds.
Boulders bar my flow,
Whilst thick green algae
Blocks the sunlight and suffocates my essence.
My water is murky, my vision impaired.
Stuck in the putrid stench, I flounder.
Drowning in illusory impressions
Of what and how life should be.
You gracefully dip your swan wing on my surface.
A beam of clarity ripples through my being.
I sense in the spaces between the muck and mire,
A burning desire to be something other, to be free.
You lift me up and show me your vista.
Verdant pastures and tinkling brooks,
Flowing merrily into rumbling rivers
that tumble effortlessly downstream.
You fly on and show me the ocean,
A great sea of love, pure and clear.
Glistening, sparkling, its reflection dazzling,
Its divine radiance igniting a spark in me.
Tenderly you whisper ‘You are the ocean’
And I feel a surge of power and love glow inside.
Gently you place me back in my pond
But graced by your vision, now I see.
That when I turn my face from the reeds they no longer ensnare me.
When I dwell on You, your rays of love burn the algae away.
When I behold the boulders through your gaze
They soften and erode into nothingness.
In truth, I am no pond, no river
But a shining spark of the great ocean Divine.
Your wisdom, power and love become me
For I am the radiant ocean of love within.
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