Finding Your Way Home

In everyone’s life there are times when we feel lost and disoriented.  One day everything is as it should be and the next day, we don’t remember who we are or where we are going.  Perhaps there is a kind of catalyst that causes us to re-evaluate, perhaps something is lost or something wonderful happens, and our world is turned upside down.  Maybe the shift happens slowly, then suddenly.

For those times you feel lost, know that where you are is where you need to be.  You are not lost. “Wherever you are is called here.”  For you dear reader, a favorite poem on being lost – and found.

Lost

Stand still.  The trees ahead and bushes beside you

Are not lost.  Wherever you are is called Here,

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger.

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes.  Listen.

It answers, I have made this place around you

If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches are the same to Wren.

If what a tree or bush does is lost on you,

You are surely lost.  Stand still.  The forest knows

Where you are.  You must let it find you.

- Poet, David Wagoner

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About Alicia Rodriguez

Alicia is a transformational teacher, healer, partner and guide who inspires and empowers individuals to lead powerfully, live authentically and act purposefully. Alicia’s writing focuses on topics of personal development, integration and transformation. Alicia lives part of the year in Annapolis, MD where she may be found navigating the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in her sea kayak. For several months, she lives in Ecuador. She works with clients in person and via telephone and SKYPE.

2 Responses to “Finding Your Way Home”

  1. Russ February 4, 2012 9:12 am #

    Beautiful poem Alicia,

    Thanks for a great way to start the unfolding of the weekend!

    Here!

    my best
    Russ

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