— When We Finally Know

 

 

 

When we finally know we’re enough,

when we have enough, do enough, are enough,

when our being is enough,

when what we want most is found in the stillness,

the wholeness inside;

 

Then what we need will come to us

without effort or struggle,

without violence, without grasping,

gently as the rain falls from the sky,

as easily as breathing,

giving and receiving

in the natural cycle of living things.

We need not fear.

What is empty will be filled.

And what is full will be emptied

only to be filled again.

 

On that day the earth

will begin to green again

And the whales will sleep peacefully

in the deep.

 

 

Then the  children will dream of tomorrow;

When we finally know we’re enough.

 

 

When we finally come to know our own being,

and cease to grasp for things to make us whole,

Then our beauty will be reflected in the waters,

the air will sparkle with health giving energy,

and the herons will return to the marshes

when we finally know we’re enough.

 

 

 

(copyright 2010 Kamala Moore)