In the Midst
In the midst of life’s endless stream of ongoingness,
Is the rudder that harnesses this current.
Guiding us down our path,
As we choose our way.
The momentum of reality limits our choices,
Yet our will does make a difference.
We are more than a leaf falling to earth,
Or dust in the wind.
We have choice within this confine.
We can fashion the fabric of existence
We look among the best and worst,
Taking aim towards Quality
Striving for some ideal form,
We etch out our path into the world
Faith guides us to this perfection,
Hope keeps us going when the going gets rough
Love is the courage to hold hands while withstanding the flow
Peace is a symptom of the harmonious life
Taken care to aim towards a journey of fulfillment
Unrest, irritability, depression, anger
These are the signs of our wobble
As we are shaken off our center
When steering down the stream of your life
And the current sweeps you in its grip
Yield to its mighty force
And use your rudder to turn about
Striving for perfection in the midst of this momentary force,
Harnessing this energy into your way