I first had to…

I first had to understand weakness so that I could be strong.
I first had to be blind so that I could see.
I first had to feel pain so that I could heal.
I first had to become lost so that I could be found.
I first had to have doubt so that I could find faith.
I first had to protect so that I could surrender.
I first had to reject so that I could learn to accept.
I first had to feel fear so that I could develop courage.
I first had to live without love so that I could know love.
I first had to give so that I could receive.
I first had to have false hopes so that I could trust.
I first had to weep so that I could have joy.
I first had to retreat so that I could learn to stay.
I first had to wonder so that I could believe.
I first had to take one step so that I could run a mile.
I first had to find my passion so that I could live my dream.
I first had to have an ending so that I could begin a new.
I first had to have a past so that I could have a future.

Michelle Homme 2011 ©