Being away
Missing in action
Saying, No! too often

Primal, Yes!
Affirming the desire
Assenting to be here

I’ve written the above reflection after a long absence from this space and in response to something I read in Richard Rohr’s book, The Naked Now.

This pattern of retreating and reemerging is well established in all areas of my life and perhaps it will be with me all of my life. But, as Rohr says,

you cannot start seeing or understanding anything if you start with “No.” You have to start with a “Yes” of basic acceptance.’

So, here is my ‘yes’ to continuing to reflect, to muse, to ponder and to write in this space.