What We Search For Is Inside Us

Until we realize
we are trapped inside ourselves
with no way out,
we are not free
to be who we truly are.

Everything is inside us; that is
everything we experience.
There is no way
to be with things on the outside,
only to bring them inside, then
they become a part of us.

Even when we think
we have found a way out,
it is just another way in.

No cause for panic, though
our perspective changes
when we make this realization.
Not just our perspective of one thing,
but of all things changes.

Desperate as we may feel,
we shouldn’t struggle
to get outside ourselves.
What else have we?

The web of consciousness
is all we have;
woven together
moment by moment,
thread by thread.
It connects us: you and me.
Nothing happens, or appears to happen,
unless it passes through this web.
And then we know it.

And what of God?
Inside us as well.
Not separate.
We can only know
what is inside us, and
therefore our only hope
of knowing God
is through the windows of our souls.

To see ourselves and God,
our soul windows must be clean and clear.
Today seems a good cleaning day.
Don’t you think?

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website: https://www.donaldiannone.com/  Visual Advantage Photography website: http://www.visualadvantagephoto.com Flickr Photo Page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/don-iannone Contact Don Iannone by email: diannone@gmail.com

11 thoughts on “What We Search For Is Inside Us”

  1. Beautifully expressed. We are G*d, all of us, all that exists is part of it. Sometimes I think we may be the senses of G*d, through which he experiences himself.

    All answers are within ourselves, we simply need to find the right keys to unlock the knowledge.

  2. lol Don,
    even some of the things we don’t want
    are inside our heads
    it is inside we need to separate what we look for
    what is outside will still try to show us otherwise
    but first we need to discover what it is weare looking for
    else how are we recognise it, how are we know it when it passes by

  3. Thanks Floots, Gautami and Dan. I appreciate your comments. Floots, I’m cleaning my eyeglass windows as we speak. Gautami, I strive for positive impact in my poems. Dan, no think-ing!

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