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Second Sight by David Whyte

Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colours you’ve never seen before
painted through an evening sky.

Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation,
not a telling word of wisdom.

Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes from being shown things
far beyond your understanding,

so that you can fly and become free
by being still and by being still here.

And then there are times you need to be brought to ground by touch
and touch alone.

To know those arms around you
and to make your home in the world
just by being wanted.

To see those eyes looking back at you, as eyes should see you at last,
seeing you, as you always wanted to be seen, seeing you, as you yourself
had always wanted to see the world.