Poem & photograph offered by David Isaacs, co-founder of the World Café
In a far away place that seems a lot like a place called Home,
there lives a small voice who speaks softly and calmly.
It says: Awaken and Stand Up and Listen!!!
Listen to the breath of the surf lapping at the shore of your soul.
Notice its’ continuous ebb and flow….
Reflect your attention on it in the same way that the moon and sun touch its surface.
Allow it to wash over you, caress you, provide nourishment and courage
to breathe, to walk, to embrace its’ patterns of being.
In this place called Home look around again and listen again with the surf’s rhythm in the background of your awareness. The voice speaks again:
Go forth and seek other beings who have questions
and invite them to sit with you by your hearth
Then breathe all of your questions into the fire
Allowing those few with deepest meaning to emerge
and honor them as sacred words
and allow them to enter your collective heart
and let them be there in Peace and Quiet.
Until again a new question emerges in your midst
which you may trust is one that is shared in other places
all over the Earth.
In this manner your question is mirrored by other listeners
and you may now remember into the consciousness
that these sacred questions have brought to light
in this place called Home.
This place called Home is like a cafe
where the community comes together to share
their ideas, insights, challenges, opportunities
and, of necessity, their deepest questions.
This Home Cafe has brothers & sisters coming together in countless spaces & places
The communities of Home Cafes are a World Cafe
where all conversations and questions are united
in common cause to common creativity.
In this way humanity is awakening to the nature of Home
and seeks its way forward to that memory of the future
in which we remember our connection to life
to coming Home to our community of Peace.