This poem is called "The Invitation". It was written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Her first name coming to her in a dream and Mountain Dreamer given to her by a Shamanic Healer. She is not an Indian Elder nor is she an American Indian.
I feel broken inside and I just can't believe I'll ever feel any differently. I don't know how to heal myself. I try but just when I think I'm getting somewhere, it disappears like sand through my fingers. Will I ever feel whole again?