The saint knows
that the spiritual path
is a sublime chess game with God
and that the Beloved
has just made such a fantastic move
that the saint is now continually
tripping over joy
and bursting out in laughter
and saying, "I surrender!"
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
you have a thousand serious moves.
What are you noticing about surrendering to the Beloved?
for Mindful Monday
Photo credit: "chess game," liz west, 2011.