There's a thread you follow.It goes among
things that change. But it doesn't change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you can do can stop time's unfolding.
You don't ever let go of the thread.
If you wonder what "the thread" might be - Richard Rohr says: "My words for the thread that Stafford speaks of are the True Self - the immortal diamond that we have been mining here. Your True Self is who you are, and always have been in God, and at its core, it is love itself. Love is both who you are and who you are still becoming, like a sunflower seed that becomes its own sunflower."
- Immortal Diamond p176