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Everything is waiting for you -David Whyte

Here is a wonderful piece of advice from David Whyte, via Karl Duffy’s Mindfulness blog. (

Your great mistake is to act the drama as if you were alone. As if life

were a progressive and cunning crime with no witness to the tiny

transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny

the intimacy of your surroundings.

Surely, even you, at times, have felt the grand array;

the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding

out your solo voice. You must note the way the soap dish enables you,

or the window latch grants you freedom.

Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.

The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left

their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last.

All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably


Everything is waiting for you.

David Whyte, Everything is waiting for you


2 thoughts on “Everything is waiting for you -David Whyte

  1. I love this poem it makes me want to write about conversation the way it meanders backwards and forwards as the wild geese call you home.
    I write poetry and really need the connection of like minded spirits.


    • Hi Ita,
      thanks for your message. I have loved David Whyte’s poetry and voice for many years. Also that he respects great poets and does not hesitate to quote and recite others when he can. I recommend you check out his writings!
      Of course, Mary Oliver is another super wonderful poet, beloved by so many. If you don’t already, read any of her works to gain inspiration and feel that you are connected with those of like mind.
      all the best to you! Leigh


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