It’s all become too complicated:
the apps on my smartphone,
the struggle to squeeze too many tasks into a week, a day, an hour,
the strain on my energy reserves,
the daunting feeling it will never be enough.
I need to turn, turn,
turn some more until I come ’round right.
turn some more until peace bursts forth.
Behold the simple gifts,
bask in grace’s simplicity,
lay down in a valley of lush love and vibrant delight.
So turn me away from what I’ve made too complicated,
free me from the preoccupations which bind me,
forgive me when I take myself too seriously.
Lay me down enveloped in mercy.
Turn, turn, and turn some more.
~ Inspired by the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts”