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A Poem about Our Eternal Nature
"The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true." --Neale Donald Walsch
"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey." --Stephen Covey
A river so deep that has no end—
deep with thoughts and emotion.
You’ve tried so hard to make it work,
but not in touch with devotion.
Life’s a book without a cover—
it’s sometimes hard to discover.
You find your mind to open up
And you try your best to understand.
Life’s a journey that has no end.
You feel the water slip
through your hands.
© 2010 Terry Fatland
- Language of Love by Terry27
Besides offering beauty, magic, and awe to our world, nature offers us her infinite love and wisdom. All it takes is a willingness to connect with her.
About the Poem
This was my very first poem that I wrote when I was 16. I did not understand the meaning of this piece until many years later. The river represents the eternal nature of life. In other words, our soul does not die. It merely changes forms. In a sense, death is an illusion.
Our soul is who we really are. However, most individuals in the West have forgotten this monumental truth:
“Life’s a book without a cover—
it’s sometimes hard to discover.”
It is difficult for most people to comprehend this, because our life does not come with an instruction manual. This vital information has to be realized by the Self. It is not going to land in your lap.
We have to make the effort.
However, we are given hints to keep us going in the right direction; and when we keep our mind open, we will soon witness our life becoming more synchronistic, as if everything falls into place. You will realize that you are a conscious being that is reaching for higher levels of consciousness. Take a look at the last line in the poem:
“You feel the water slip through your hand.”
This is referring to consciousness. You are finally aware that this river that you call life does not end. There is no fear.
You are an eternal being.