Turning Inward

There is nothing to fear in turning inward

We are meant to dissect the fibers of our souls

To reassess our motives, our patterns, our worth

Seeing with painful clarity what we must do

To remove the barriers standing in the way

Of awakened perspective

Of movement forward

Of certainty.

Perhaps there will be some discomfort

In sharpening the lenses of our colored glasses

As our surroundings become jaggedly clear,

This is when the flaws of our distorted thoughts surface

When we see the cycle of our own dysfunctions

When we finally begin to prioritize our own healing

By recognizing the ways we inadvertently hurt ourselves

Through self-defeatism

Inner criticism

Sanctioned dissociation

Reckless over-giving

And we choose to take the path of self-reflection instead

To heal the wounds at the root of our behaviors

Helping ourselves so that we may wholesomely help others

Without expectation, without fear, with love unfeigned

The way we do when our souls are renewed.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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