Spirit tells me that I am not as I once was, but I have
Always had the potential to become as I now am.
There is no end, He adds; I have and I am potential
To become more, to do more, to serve Life more than
I can now possibly imagine.
And, so it is with everyone.
Spirit tells me that coming in Seventh is usually
Out of the limelight. Medals of Gold, Silver, and
Bronze have already been won. Even glory
May not be awarded to a Seventh place contestant.
So, He asks me, Why do we strive to do and to be
All that we can do and be, when we suspect that
There are those who can and will, or might do
Because we are not contestants and because we must
Do and be what we can, for whatever reason?
Yes, and more. We seem to know that we contribute to
The glory of those who win it. We help them do and be
Better than they might otherwise do and be, simply
Because they know we are close behind them.
Spirit tells me to
Continuously seek to learn
How to think, what to think, and
Why do I think what I do, and
At the same time, to seek
To learn how to care for
Myself and others, and
To care for all that is, and
To express with my life
My care for my world and
Myself, by being what
I need to be, and doing
What I need to do,
To satisfy my soul.
Spirit tells me,
Gently, I hope, or do I only imagine
A sense of gentleness, not to be
Discouraged because I never seem
Able to be all that I want to be, or
To be able to do all that
I want to do, or to understand
All that I want to understand,
Because, He tells me,
None of us could ever be, do, or
Understand any more than
A small portion of all that is
Still waiting for us to do, and be,
And understand. We each
Will always be becoming
More of what we now are, and
More aware of who and what
We are, spirit.