I Have Need of Everything
I have need of everything . . .
I have need of the joy and the sadness
The laughter and the tears
The chaos and the peace.
I have need of the darkness and the light,
The abundance and the lack
The trust and the fear.
I have need of the success and the failures,
The excitement and the disappointment,
The elation and the devastation.
I have need of the judgment and the allowing,
The old and the new,
The ups and the downs.
I have need of the trust and the doubt,
The unity and the loneliness,
The confidence and the insecurity.
I have need of the knowing and the doubt,
The questions and the answers,
The love and the evil.
I have need of the gratitude and anger,
The control and the unfolding,
The creating and the giving way.
I have need for it all.
For how else do I choose?
How else would I use
Your most precious gift –