travelling far from home, I experience
new sights, sounds, smells—
seek to intuit where I am, spiritually,
identify the juncture
of profound possibility,
opportunity to endow life at home
with greater meaning, a more
far from home I find strength to conquer
realities now hardened into preferences
for the familiar
in other words, I venture outside
my comfort zone to expand the horizon of my soul
This weekend I’m hosting a workshop for Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship called “Poetry as Pilgrimage.” It’s about how we travel. Learn to look outwards. Gain inner capacity, by following the path of spiritual disciplines, to go further – into the good things God has in store for those who seek to follow hard after Him.
For MORE on the spiritual disciplines and POETRY AS PILGRIMAGE, check out my books on Amazon, including “Longings of the Soul, a poetic response.” Author Page on Amazon.