Are You Listening



Happy Saturday! Open your arms and greet this Fall weekend with a joyful practice and Julia Fehrenbacher's poem, "Hold Out Your Hand".


Breathe in Peace, Breathe out Love . . .


"Hold Out Your Hand"

by Julia Fehrenbacher


Let's forget the world for a while

fall back and back

into the hush and holy

of now


are you listening? This breath

invites you

to write the first word

of your new story


your new story begins with this:

You matter


you are needed—empty

and naked

willing to say yes

and yes and yes


Do you see

the sun shines, day after day

whether you have faith

or not

the sparrows continue

to sing their song

even when you forget to sing

yours


stop asking: Am I good enough?

Ask only

Am I showing up

with love?


Life is not a straight line

it's a downpour of gifts, please—

hold out your hand


"Hold Out Your Hand" by Julia Fehrenbacher. © Julia Fehrenbacher.


- Picture was taken in Massachusetts, October 2022.