Searching for God

I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

From “My Sweet Lord,” by George Harrison

Many years ago

I began sitting in meditation

Listening inside

Searching for God

As I focused on my breath

Thoughts danced through my mind

Begging for attention

I slowly inhaled and exhaled

And released these reflections from the past

Yet, unbidden they returned

Over and over again

Unwelcome intruders

Monkey mind

Even now, when I quietly contemplate

Distracting thoughts greet me

Clothed in different garments

Yet sometimes – just sometimes

I am able to gently brush them aside

And move my consciousness deep within myself

To a holy, sacred place

I breathe deeply and abide there

Feeling warm, nurtured and comforted

Much as a baby in his mother’s womb

And I am at peace

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