Contemplative Pilgrimage

by Joanne Spence

Pilgrimage isn’t getting closer to God.
He is already close
As close as your breath.
Pilgrimage is about slowing down,
Sometimes walking
Being inefficient and 
Unproductive.
Pilgrimage is slowing down
Enough
To realize,
To feel,
To sense,
God’s abiding presence within.
He is there
Patiently waiting for your
Oh-so-important-busy
Lives to calm 
Down enough to enjoy
His indwelling!

Joanne Spence, MA is a writer, teacher, entrepreneur, lover of sunsets, and translator of hard stuff. She calls Pittsburgh, PA home where she empty-nests with her husband, Doug, and flirts with the idea of homesteading. Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Toolbox for Therapists is her first book. Her poems have appeared in Pittsburgh Theological Journal and Enfleshed.

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