Strange Discovery Waltz — A Bit of Doggerel

 

“Each man had only one genuine vocation – to find the way to himself….His task was to discover his own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

I find it to be the oddest dance
this search for self-discovery
two step forwards one step back
I make a quick recovery
then one step forwards and then back two
spin in place and fro and two

 

Still there’s progress to be made
meditation, study, prayer
all the screw ups , the lessons learned
another chance to conquer fear
and yet it seems to move so slow
getting caught up in what I think I know.

 

Yet in this slow frustrating dance
A kind of peace has come to me
If I had never seen my chains
then freedom I would never see
So I’ll continue without slack
this two steps forward, one step back

 

Blessings, G

 

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Exploding PeacockExploding Peacock by G A Rosenberg

 

Fire Mountain VisitationFire Mountain Visitation by G A Rosenberg

0 thoughts on “Strange Discovery Waltz — A Bit of Doggerel”

  1. That ancient dance of mystery and now…we continue and hope and hope to find our steps in tune with our partner but just when the music begins to carry us away we step on her toes and lose the beat…

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