We Remain

We walk the journey of life with our hearts and minds looking at the wrong places and thoughts.  The steps behind us; the stumbles; the heartbreaking screw ups.  The things ahead which cannot be seen—jobs, spouses, children; the days in front of us that we will never know in the now.

There is nothing we can do about the life we lived and the life we will live.  The only thing we have is now.

Our life’s walk should be simpler; we make it complicated.  Place one foot in front of the other.  Revel in the moment and the sounds, the wind in your hear and the sky overhead.

The world will keep turning.  The sun will rise and set.  People will die and new life will be born.

Our past and future will remain where they are no matter how hard we try to pull them into the present.

I choose to focus on this moment.  Let all the worries and shame and guilt slip away.  I am breathing in the world right now.

So burn me with fire and drown me with rain.  I’m gonna wake up screaming Your name.  Yes, I’m a sinner.  Yes, I’m a saint.

Whatever happens here…

We Remain.*

*Lyrics from Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain”.

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