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Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

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Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that with each new day, upon waking, we encounter a world of possibility and hope. 

The Dream by Pablo Neruda

Walking on the sands

I decided to leave you.

I was treading a dark clay

that trembled

and I, sinking and coming out,

decided that you should come out

of me, that you were weighing me down

like a cutting stone,

and I worked out your loss

step by step:

to cut off your roots,

to release you alone into the wind.

Ah in that minute,

my dear, a dream

with its terrible wings

was covering you.

You felt yourself swallowed by the clay,

and you called to me and I did not come,

you were going, motionless,

without defending yourself

until you were smothered in the quicksand.

Afterwards,

my decision encountered your dream,

and from the rupture

that was breaking our hearts

we came forth clean again, naked,

loving each other

without dream, without sand,

complete and radiant,

sealed by fire.

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