All I wanted was the light,
but all I could see was darkness.
In every direction, I searched and
discovered more soil and worms.
So I shifted my attention away from the world around me
and turned inward.
I focused on the only good thing I could think of:
my desire for the light,
and my longing for it grew.
It continually expanded
until I suddenly found myself
bursting through a surface I didn’t know existed,
into a greater radiance than I’d ever imagined.
Within me, all around me …
everything shined with love.
All of creation encouraged me to bloom.
I wouldn’t trade my experience underground for anything.
How else would I have discovered what I’m made of?
How else could I realize how powerful I am?
I’ll spend the rest of my life planting seeds
and cheering for them as they reach the light .