It’s out of my control. And it’s crazily merciful. It comes from a love that I do not understand.
But when I am so sure that all is lost, a surprise awaits. Not all is lost, but everything changes and something new is born!
I wrote the following poem recently at a time when the universe surprised me with its ongoing gifts of love and compassion. My hope is that these words may help others open to the beautiful surprises the universe continually gifts us with.
Just when we feel all is lost, something new gradually arises that brings us life and hope.
LOVE IS THE WILD CARD
When we get down on ourself—and life.
When we hit rock bottom
a surprise awaits.
As we sit here in this dark, lonely, terrible place of despair, sobbing, thinking all is lost, something gradually begins to shift.
It may be a small glimmer of light causing our dead heart to warm.
Or a tiny ray of hope that beckons to us.
We notice that our world is not just black and empty.
There is something more.
A new path begins to open.
We slowly rise, stepping into the unknown, one breath, at a time.
A light leads the way forward.
And a smile begins to form.
This is love’s wild card
popping up just when all seems lost.
Science is now revealing that evolution takes place by novelty and surprise. The universe loves surprising us with something new and hopeful. It invites us to explore these untried paths.
These ideas keep me going; that is all I know.
Loving the mystery,