Going Home

by stewart

“If you wish to know how something ends

Look at its beginning.”



The acorn goes deep into the earth

And as the seasons pass,

Grows into a mighty oak.

Spreading its limbs for many years;

Giving shade and nourishment to the countryside.

One day, only to decay and return back to the ground.


O spiritual traveler, when you close your eyes

For the last time, where will you go?


The twin sparks of energy

That joined and exploded

Inside your mother’s womb,

Carry you through your days.

Then one day this energy too

Must journey forward to someplace else.


Where will this energy take you?


Remember, it was Love

That brought you here,

And it is Love that will carry you

From world to world.


One day, to return Home.




Check-out my two books: Sufism for Western Seekers: Path of the Spiritual Traveler in Everyday Life and The Ferryman’s Dream.  Both books are available through Amazon.com or local bookstore.


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Alaysia December 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

This has to be one of my favorite pieces! It’s beautiful and so very true.


stewart December 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I am pleased you liked this piece. I believe one of my readers will use this piece at a funeral for a dear friend on Friday. I could never have foreseen this possibility . . .


Alaysia December 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your readers loss. This piece is a lovely way to say goodbye.


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