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Heartwork

More Than Simple


The simple ways are hardest to see

because they are so close. Like seeing

your palms while digging in the earth.

Or seeing your eyes while looking

at the moon. Or seeing the

truth when utterly afraid.

We think what we need is so

far away. Yet it’s as close

as ocean to fish.

It’s all so simple. And so hard.

As listening without hope of reward,

the way mountains listen to the sun.

Or holding nothing back, the way

rivers can’t stop flowing to the sea.

Simple as snow on the tongue

of a child. Yes, God appears

like that.

Excerpted from The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting by Mark Nepo, published by Sounds True, November 2016.

MarkNepo.com ThreeIntentions.com

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Originally published at medium.com

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