You come down the pathway
to the river’s edge.
Seeking solitude, to get away.
There is no one near.
But, you gaze upon those rock formations
and know someone has gone before you to mark their way.
You seek solace, you seek cleansing, you don’t want to hear
that inner voice that criticizes your past life and limitations.
Is there comfort in knowing others have been there?
I believe if the marker, the sign, is gentle and beautiful
one is more likely to see the wisdom, the grace.
The soothing comfort of others is available when
we are ready to change our ways.
Can you see those markers before you?
When you come upon them
recognize them for the signs
that brush across your tired, tight brain.
Let them heal, soothe, comfort you.
Come in out of the mental rain, the reign
of self harm, the negative doubts.
See the beauty, the positive path and
escape the bouts of being a dark cloud.
Others tire of this part of you…they need to see
you shine….you, shine.