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What To Remember When Waking

A poem by David Whyte

To be human is to become visible

while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.

To remember the other world in this world,

is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest on this earth,

you are not an accident amidst other accidents

you were invited from another and greater night

than the one from which you just emerged.

Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window

toward the mountain presence of everything that can be

what urgency calls you towards your one love?

What shape waits in the seed of you

to grow and spread its branches

towards a future sky?

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