Suffering and Our Greatest Work, a Poem.

Via on Aug 27, 2011

Feeling inspired by the poetry that has been coming into Elephant Journal, a quote I stumbled across by Winston Churchill, “‎If you are going through hell, keep going,” and a reminder from a friend of The Four Noble Truths, I felt inspired to write this….a sort of conversation with (the dark side) and me.

A Book of Hours.

Surrounded by distance, I share the existence with the divining winds whereof things below reveal no traces as of yet.

Spread myself out and into myself. Downfall and hurtle myself away.

I am alone in this great storm.

Suffering or elation, I am collecting for some love culmination.

Don’t be afraid now.

(If I comprehend, you have transformed the force and thrust of your tears toward your own ripe gazing and are in an act of changing every sap of your strong existence!)

And then, off I’ll go and I’ll try to break your fragments, needing only myself!

(Can you hear me?)

A perspective will come and snatch me from my farthest progress, I will then perceive with a new outlook.

(But remember, to hold each other is easy for us and requires no learning. If you’re still there, if somewhere in this darkness there’s still a warm spot where your perceptive spirit longs for me, you will hear my lonely voice within a lonely night).

With the possibility of being and the book of hours we still comprehend flowering simultaneously somewhere between suffering and our greatest work.

About Tanya Lee Markul

Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Rebelle Society. She’s convinced that she once swam the depths of the deepest ocean and in the next round, grew over two hundred feet tall. In this life, she’s a vulnerable creation in process. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & a Master’s in Business. In 2009, surrendering to the good fight within, she became a certified teacher of yoga. Now a full-time devoted student to the sacred art of self-discovery and creative expression, she spends her days on her yoga mat, in wellness experimentation and tilling the fertile soil of Rebelle Society, sharing bouts of black sheepish rebellion, self-acceptance and the beauty of darkness and well-being. Tanya is the creator of and She is also the co-founder and Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness. Get to know her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and at Sign-up for her free and almost monthly Newsie and contact her via email: [email protected]


2 Responses to “Suffering and Our Greatest Work, a Poem.”

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