Transformation

Change begins with recognition As our inner dysfunctions become clear Resisting the urge to deflect or escape We instead turn our focus inward Breathing through the pain of soul-searching As we break down our defenses brick by brick To understand our role in our own discord. We are always on a trajectory of evolution RefiningContinue reading “Transformation”

We Are Not Exempt

At first, peace feels like an illusion After numberless days treading water Our soul muscles desensitized to strain Stamina built by force of continuous trauma As we rise and fall and rise again. Dear soul, do you feel the subtle pull of peace? The quiet hope waiting just around the next bend? The safety netContinue reading “We Are Not Exempt”

A Breaking Place

There is a breaking place Safe and set aside, patiently awaiting Those who stagger in with bleeding wounds Heavy hearts aching from the upheaval of life Downcast eyes that have witnessed traumas Hands too weak to keep grasping onto straws Unable to bear the weight of silent suffering For another strained breath. In this place,Continue reading “A Breaking Place”

Find Our Way Home

Maybe there is no definitive destination And we have already arrived At a series of milestones waiting for us Stretched out along a personalized path Where we can pause and catch our breaths To peer up at the brilliance of the stars Marveling at how we came to exist On this wondrous path of life.Continue reading “Find Our Way Home”

Persevering and Breaking

There is an unsettling interval Between persevering and breaking, In which we must consciously choose To continue to fight with all our might Setting aside feelings for fortitude Or to allow ourselves to crack open Letting the feelings seep through. There is no right or wrong decision; At times it is wiser to hold ourContinue reading “Persevering and Breaking”

Ferris Wheel

On the Ferris Wheel of life we hold our breaths During the slow and tedious ascents When our feet are dangling in nervous suspense The excitement building with each steady rise White-knuckled against the calm of the skies Awaiting the moment when our hopes will sink Trusting in our soul’s determination to survive. There isContinue reading “Ferris Wheel”

Healing Found Me

Healing found me with my back turned Unassumingly seeping in through my unsettled feet While I stared with sunken eyes at a future lost Already determined that the hourglass of my life Had reached its final clinging grains of sand. I was hurting, dear soul, so very misaligned, Believing I was exempt from experiencing joyContinue reading “Healing Found Me”

Here and Now

There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”

Milestones

The world as we know it has turned upside-down And we are walking like strangers inside a foreign town Familiar streets now laced with traces of fear Trying to find our roots again in spaces once held dear It’s like we are close to arrival but not quite yet Hearts remembering traumas our brains attemptContinue reading “Milestones”