Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Surrender to the great I AM



I AM
I was regretting the past
and fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
"My name is I AM"

He paused. I waited.
He continued,
"When you live in the past
with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WAS.

When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WILL BE.

When you live in this moment
it is not hard. I am here,
My name is I AM."

Helen Mallicoat

3 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Great poem and dont you just love Jeff Larson and his cartoons!! I love them. Sandy

Mrs. Diamond said...

That's a nice poem! Hope all is well with you.

Saija said...

Sandy ... me too ... sometimes humour speaks the loudest and teachest the most!

mrsd ... doing "ok" ... still being stubborn about wanting a place to buy - but i am going to unpack regardless of my stubborn streak!