HAIKU by Marcy Allman

HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT– A Day with Paula D’Arcy

In appreciation for her presence with us in Louisville and In Memory of my mother Dorothy Gable FitzPatrick, who inspired this practice, on the eve of her 100th birthday, I wrote the following Haiku using phrases and words that inspired me from the retreat:

Unfolding Myst’ry
How shall I live within You?
Walking in the Light
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Drop expectations
Let go of old messages
Rethread the machine
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Not a “do-gooder”
Give from a deep place within
Truth in a custard
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Love will do no harm
It’s the only thing that heals
Be a conduit
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Surrender to Life
In the face of darkness
There’s Light moving through
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More Be-ing, Less DO
“No” is a complete sentence
No explanations!
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One breath or one step
One puzzle piece ev’ryday
Each life unfolding
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~Marcy FitzPatrick Allman