SPEAK: Open By the Spirit – A Poem for Openness

SPEAK! … By the Spirit™ with
Erica A. Hawthorne

A Poem for Openness

© 2010 Erica A. Hawthorne

May 19, 2010

Join us in a prayer for openness...

I desire to be open-hearted,
so I pray for experiences that will allow me to love more deeply,

allow the ocean to be the example for the depth of my forgiveness,

see the sky as the inspiration for the heights of my lovingness.

Forgetting the desires of my ego
and opting instead to tend to the needs of another’s heart…

to see another in my own image…

But more beautiful…

I pray for open-mindedness,

that my beliefs will not be the only ones that garner respect,
that I will listen with the ears of a non-judgmental friend,
and embrace the idea that there is more than one way to a right path.

Grant me the ability to hear with the ears of a musician,
to find music in every voice and idea,
to learn the song of another as if it were my own.

I want to be as open as a book frequently read,

whose message wants to be shared…
So I pray for the courage to tell my story,

to speak of who I’ve come to be,
and just as easily,
shed the past to become anew,
becoming something else…
to be carved and re-created, molded and reshaped…

I pray for patience that sits long enough
to gain the wisdom of knowing when
it is time to move,
and the faith that with the help of Spirit
moves me to mountaintop views.

I pray to be open like the river,
to embrace the flow of life,
change my views of “right” and
receive direction from the wind…

I pray to be open…
Like my heart…
Like my mind…

As I was always meant to be…

Amen

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