By Brian J. Mueller


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Don’t just do something, sit there.

Quit looking for God.
God is already busy
looking for you.

And quit protesting.
It doesn’t matter
if you’re only seeking
a safe place to hide.

I know you,
 because I am you.
I share your longing
for peace and serenity,
but know what we seek
often finds us first.

So let’s call off our search,
recognizing this sacred space
is where we’ll most likely find
God patiently waiting for us.

Obsessed by a fairy tale,
we spend our lives searching for a magic door
and a lost kingdom of peace.
~ Eugene O’Neill

The Poem of the Day appears courtesy of Brian Mueller. To see more of his poems, subscribe to his daily email poem or buy one of his books, visit his website.