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"You have endured...", Poem by Morgan Harper Nichols

We have a wonderful community of engaged people in my online yoga classes, and last Monday one of the students mentioned this poem in the conversation prior to the asana, pranayama & meditation practice. She particularly mentioned the end of the poem, which is:


"And it is okay if there are days

when you feel a little out of frame

and you hear rumbles of thunder

from where you thought the sky had cleared.

Though you cannot control the storm

it cannot hold you forever.

This is what the soul knows."


Thank you Kris!


Here is the full poem:


"You have endured

storms passing through,

and even though they shook you to your bones,

they did not stay with you.


Nothing more than yesterday's evening rain,

and though the ground is still damp in the morning,

this day is brand new.


And it is okay if there are days

when you feel a little out of frame

and you hear rumbles of thunder

from where you thought the sky had cleared.

Though you cannot control the storm

it cannot hold you forever.

This is what the soul knows."



Find this poem on page 180 of the beautiful book "All Along You Were Blooming", by Morgan Harper Nichols.

Learn more about her and her books at morganharpernichols.com





Before a storm, at Half Moon Bay, California. August 2020



From "All Along You Were Blooming", p 180

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