Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
“Listen to me,” cried Syme with extraordinary emphasis. “Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front”
― G.K. Chesterton
(the parting of the storm / Julie Cook
Where are you hiding my beloved?
Pray tell what barriers separate love?
Do you seek as you are sought?
Do you spend your waking hours searching?
Just as you spend your slumber and dreams, hiding?
How shall the clouds of consciousness part?
Will you draw them back, dispelling the shadows
Will you draw them closed, blocking the radiance from sight?
Sorely you are in need as you heart thirsts to be quenched
Your tears are spent as your spirit sinks low
A lone whisper is heard riding across the winds. . .
Lift your face my child. . .
Allow the Light to wash away the darkness–
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul