Muddy Waters

But the muddiest water clears
as it is stilled.
and out of that stillness
life arises. ~ Lao-tzu

In the harshest drought
a hard-pounding downpour
fills lakes, washes clean the world,
restores hope and heart, but…
persistent showers, pooling,
puddling, lingering, muddying
the world brings truer recovery…
dawdling, soaking, becoming
the lifeblood of new growth,
of life rejuvenated.
Sit in the sludge.
Bog down in the mud.
Soak in rejuvenation.
Take time for seeds to incubate,
for kernels to germinate.
If you believe in the Power,
trust the process.