Chemin de Jerusalem



“Openness is not something to be acquired, but a radical gift that has been lost and must be recovered.’  Thomas Merton

I walk


seemingly without

aim or


gaze down

to flowering tiles


feel lost, yet

see the way

leads always

to the


 (22 June 2012)

4 thoughts on “Chemin de Jerusalem

  1. Reblogged this on mindscapes and galactic travels and commented:
    The labyrinth is a very interesting archetypal symbol that resonates with us from ancient times. In mythology, one of the most famous symbolic journeys was the slaying of the minotaur in the labyrinth.
    The labyrinth in this post reminds me of a mandala. It has the same spiritual effect, going in, releasing your pain, letting go of the demons, cleansing yourself, and eventually reaching the Light.
    The spiritual pilgrimage to find God through a labyrinth seems to be a very powerful journey. Like the mandala, it slowly allows for people to enter deeper and deeper into themselves to tap into their consciousness and achieve awareness of the Divine from within.
    The poem is so simple, such small steps, and yet in such few words tells the journey of a lifetime.

  2. Thank you for posting this. I wanted to share this, so I reblogged it.

    The poem is beautiful. In such small simple steps, it traces the journey of a life time.


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