There is a Stage

Ed-FlyersThere is a Stage

There is a stage
called the present moment
that you are constantly stepping onto.

If you concentrate you can sense
its curtain call just under your navel,
that union of courage and instinct.

A breathing anchor
that keeps you right here
in the present action of your life.

A whole cast crosses this space,
playing parts not listed in the jaded
program notes of your past.

Only by being centered
are you able to grasp their
roles in the current production.

Only by choosing to value your life
as a performance worth watching
will you start to catch its gist.

Only by acting your part with
utter conviction will you know that
you are not the only author of your lines

This peculiar kind of remembering,
is a calling forth, a reaching that releases
the brilliant self hidden in your wings.
For Eva

Poem Copyright – From ‘Arriving in Magic’ 2013
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Photo Edinburgh Fringe – August 2014

Written by

Adrian G R Scott lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, he is a poet , writer and amateur photographer. For more He has studied theology, organisation development and is now working on a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Sheffield University. He has written two books of poetry, one of prose and edited a collection of Poetry by the two writing groups he facilitates. After suffering a breakdown in 2014 he has undergone Jungian Analysis for the last two years. He also facilitates Rites of Passage for men and is fascinated by the stories and poetry that come from holy scriptures, fairy tales and other major world religions. He is especially interested in how we find our way through the world with the help of such stories and poems. ​ His books are available at Buy Books

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