A Prayer for When You Realize that Your Old Ways No Longer “Work”

I am in a difficult situation right now, yet can’t seem to feel confident in how to handle it. I seldom feel this way. I face challenges, of course, but am usually sure of my instincts.

This poem speaks to the fact that perhaps I need to change my way of Being. My current “map”, way of being in the world, has led me here. Perhaps I need a new map- or at the very least- some guidance in creating the next step.

I think sometimes the best and most smart thing we can do when we feel this way is to pray and let the issue go for the time being- assured we will be shown the next step as we create a new map.

The White Room

Lord, oh Lord.

I have followed my map to this place.
I have been led to a room of white.

White is too much for me today.
White speaks of possibility.

Lord, oh Lord.
Yet, here I sit- paralyzed by possibility.
What happened to my map?

My map used to make everything fit.
That same map led me here and now I sit.

Lord, oh Lord.
I clutch map and can not find “You are here.”

So this is my prayer, Lord, oh Lord,
Where do I begin when my map no longer fits?

7 thoughts on “A Prayer for When You Realize that Your Old Ways No Longer “Work”

  1. Maybe white is a new canvas on which to map out new creations …

    Indeed all our old ways of being and doing no longer work… New potentials and corresponding energies are waiting to come and serve our passions and true heart desires… We had better then know what they are… or be open to feel into them… Great poem… it even sounded a little funny…haha… or do I imagine that? Barbara

  2. “Lord, oh Lord.
    I clutch map and can not find “You are here.”

    So this is my prayer, Lord, oh Lord,
    Where do I begin when my map no longer fits?”

    You sail off the map like Columbus did – and find a New World before you to explore! 🙂

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