Take a Step Back

sunset tree

If you can’t see the trees for the forest

and you can’t see the sun for the glare,

then take a step back into silence,

and let Truth respond to you there.

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13 comments on “Take a Step Back

  1. francesclarke07 says:

    Such a lovely sentiment in this, thank you for posting 🙂 funny, but I wrote a Haiku the other day with a very similar message to this! http://franceselizabethclarke.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/in-the-midst-of-things/

  2. adaisygarden says:

    I think especially at this time, we need to “take a step back” lest we get swept in the rush of the world around us and miss the meaning of what we’re celebrating.

    • melodylowes says:

      So true! It’s so hard to strike that balance. I am slowly learning to say no to things that are unnecessary, or that I am not called to do, so that I have energy for what is really important. This time of year is more difficult than any, I think, to find that balance.

  3. ericmvogt says:

    O, sweet Melody, once again your song of poetry has taken me away! I just love your poetic style. Simple direct and incredibly complex. 🙂 Eric

  4. Melody, this is a newborn classic! I love it!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Debbie says:

    I loved this one SO MUCH! Another lesson for me . . .step back, be silent . ..be still and know that He is God. Thank you!!!

  6. Robert Rife says:

    Henri Nouwen would agree completely.

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