Mindful Monday

If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.
This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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