What if you knew

What if you knew
that everything was going to be okay,
that something was in motion
beyond your field of vision,
beyond even the periphery
of your knowing?

What if you knew
that everything you want,
everything you’ve been seeking,
trying to figure out, missing,
is right here, already whole
in your hands, in your life?

What if taking in what is
could satisfy your longing?
What if you could rest your frantic, racing, busy mind
and rest your neglected, tired body,
put your head down in someone’s lap
to have your hair stroked,
like a cat, or a child?

What if you didn’t need to understand
how it works,
but could enjoy the magic
of how love shows itself
in the most unexpected, simplest of gestures?
What if everything is just as it should be?

What if nothing had to be better,
bigger, different, or other?

What would you do then?
Who would you be?

12 thoughts on “What if you knew

  1. john says:

    Then I would know the tie between the pain I feel today and the pain I carry with me from the past, and I could let go of them both. Then I would be more in tune with how my body holds my emotions, only to show them to me later.
    One thing I know for sure Jena is that your words could not have come to me at a better time.

    Peace, love and a joyous Hanukkah to you.


  2. Stacy (Mama-Om) says:

    I ask myself these questions all the time… I’m still trying to let go of what I think I know in my head and find what I know in my heart.


  3. Jen Ballantyne says:

    Jena I actually thought this was taken from a book and I thought it so beautiful. Then I realized you had written it – you are amazing. Love to you xx.



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