Yearn speaks of deep movement in the soul, in the spirit. It is desire for a thing. That thing is sometimes known and sometimes unknown. It is a welling up, a feeling of incomplete fullness, a sense that there is more. It seems to say that there is not enough of something.
During my walk today, half a dozen flocks of geese flew above me. They were headed south and west. Their honking formations called to me. I paused and watched as their journeys took them directly above me, to my left, to my right, and behind me. A yearning rose from a very deep place within me.
It was an unknown yearning. It was a sense of wanting more, needing more. I felt full yet incomplete. Desire welled up. Upon reflection, it seems that my yearning was for wholeness. Not a personal wholeness, but a creation wholeness.
In my yearning, I wanted to be reconnected with the created world. My yearning arose out of the brief recognition that I and creation are soulfully bound yet sadly, disconnected. I yearn for the reunion of soul, the reuniting of my soul with that of the rest of creation.
Here is my reflective question for the day: “For what does your soul yearn?”