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    On Mar 31, 2020 Renata wrote:

    The Awakening

    If you want to know
    who you are,
    if you want to know
    the truth of your friends,
    the caring of your neighbors
    or that of the stranger down the street,

    if you want to know ,
    then you will have to relinquish everything.

    You will know
    when you have lost your freedom,
    your dependence on the old way of life,
    the plentitude of food.
    when nothing is what it once was.

    Then you will know.

    You will be stripped bare,
    down to the bones
    of your soul,
    in the aloneness of your Self.

    In this nakedness
    you will discover the pearl of your essence,
    recognize the power of love,
    the light of love in the eyes of others,
    the suffering of those who struggle
    in the darkness of their souls.

    And there will come a stillness
    in which there is born an awakening,
    a slow, shivering awakening
    which calls us
    calls us forward
    to step into the new day unfolding,
    to step into the future of our making.

    © Renata Amedea Santerre

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    On Mar 31, 2020 Kay wrote:

    Renata- Simply beautiful!

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