What Keeps Me

I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside. - C.S. Lewis

What keeps me
from the joy and wonder
of This Day, This Moment,
is the Dream, the Longing,
to be in some Other
place - maybe the Past,
a possible Future or
Alternate Now.  

I want so badly to Escape
that I'm unwilling 
to turn the key 
of Surrender, 
to set myself Free
by dropping into
What Is and so I remain
locked apart, Absent.

If, as Lewis said, 
the Doors of Hell are Locked 
on the Inside, it's possible also 
that Life is one long
lesson in Learning
to Turn the key.

Linking with Playdates#TellHisStory and Give Me Grace.


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  2. It's so hard to be present and thankful for the here and now.Praying that you may be excited to unlock the doors and see the next adventure that God has for you.

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