My Cup Overfloweth

I have everything I need

God has given it to me

In abundance.

I want for nothing.

Yet, I have still been unhappy

Plagued by petty worries

And by what I deem to be important

But none of it isn’t, really

Not in the big scheme of things

What we cannot change

Situations

Circumstances

Current concerns

Nightmares

Sleepless Nights

Fears and insecurities

Trappings

We should accept them all

And not fight them, at all

Because everything changes

It’s the nature of the world

I have felt trapped in the past

But realised

Those times were actually the happiest in my life

But I didn’t see it.

Couldn’t

Wouldn’t

Some people say

No rest for the wicked

I say,

No rest for the blessed.

So much to be grateful for.

If we would only look

Take away the veil

From our eyes

And see

Hindsight is twenty twenty

But all we can do

Is learn from our mistakes.

When the grass is mowed right down

That’s when you will see the flower buds.

When the night is obtuse

That’s when you will see

The light transparent.

Sometimes,

When you feel trauma

You’re closest to peace.

Or realisation

To the fact

That it is time

To start appreciating yourself

And look at what you actually have.

As opposed to what you want

Or think you need.

Find the Lion’s Courage

That you didn’t know you had.

We don’t know what we have

Until we no longer have it.

So be mindful

And vividly imagine losing all that you have now

Absolutely everything, imagine.

So that you will be so grateful for what you do have.

If you think nothing good happens to you

Look in the detail

In the small things

The small things are what you ultimately need

And appreciating them will make the small things big

Not just in these dark times

But in all times

Never lose sight of your gratitude

And for all the wonderful things that have happened to you

And are happening to you

And will happen to you

For there will be many

Among the crap and the awfulness and the chaos of life.

May Your Cup Overfloweth.

24 comments

  1. I love this poem💖 the message resonates with our human experience so well. It’s so true how when I look back at even times of trauma I can see the love that was there at the same time. It’s a very beautiful reminder to love life. 💖

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    • Thank you Judy. I really appreciate that. We have everything we need and want sometimes, we just don’t realise it and we’re always striving for something we think we want and need.

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