Let nothing disturb you;
even when your heart pounds, aches and yearns -
warm sand, the calming rhythm of the waves and a skirt-tugging breeze.
All thing are passing;
even when the weight of care seems like something you'll always wear -
feeling dowdy, looking tattered and out of season.
God never changeth;
even when the ground rumbles with tremors of uncomfortable impossible things - vertigo inducing, balance shaking and hope rattling.
St. Theresa knew that we all need reassured at times to: "let nothing disturb you" and allow the gentle surf speak peace to your restless heart. For "all things are passing", this moment is not eternal. Because, "God never changes" but is the constant, current, past, present and future where love resides and grace runs deep and wide - Just like the ocean your heart longs to surrender to.
T. Eastman October 2013
This post borrowes segments of "Nada te turbe" prayer by St. Theresa of Avila, picture and weaves prose to respond to Abby of the Arts photo requests to the theme of "softening and yielding" for October.