The Intention

Healing is both an exercise
and an understanding
And yet not of the will
nor of the intention
It is a wisdom
and a deeper knowledge
of the daily swing
of life and death
in all creation.
There is defeat
to overcome
and acceptance of living
to be established
and always
there must be hope.
Not the hope of healing
but the hope which informs
the coming moment and gives it reason.
The hope which is
each person’s breath
the certainty of love
and of loving.
Death may live in the living
And healing rise in the dying
for whom the natural end
is part of the gathering
and the harvest to be expected
To know healing is to know that all life is one.

Margaret Torrie