Aware

“We cannot attain the presence of God
because we’re already in the presence of God.
What’s absent is awareness.” — Richard Rohr

To attain, perchance to gain.
To be aware, perchance to repair,
all the brokenheartedness that came
with trying, trying, trying to attain.

To be aware, perchance to repair
what came with striving for fame,
of just wanting someone to care
hoping for a multitude of eyes to stare.

To attain, perchance to gain
What? A respectable aire,
whose noxious gases cause such pain?
This way there is nothing to gain.

To be aware, perchance to forswear
the ambition of worldly fame
and looking within to dare.
The reward? God abiding there.

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