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 someContinue reading “Turning Inward”

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”

Magnificently You

Who was it that first whispered in your ears That to be loved, you must be without flaw? You are marvelous as you truly are, Worthy by birthright, perfectly imperfect Fueling movement forward with learned experience Refusing to wallow in the mire of old grievances Always, always turning your eyes toward hope. Dearest soul, thereContinue reading “Magnificently You”

Resplendent

Eventually we begin to accept the rhythm of life Between the collision of each crashing wave And the soft, peaceful lulls of recovery Learning to balance ourselves in the in-between Functioning even as the next wave builds Exercising unwavering hope in what will be While accepting the reality of future downfalls That there is neverContinue reading “Resplendent”

Coming Back to Life

Coming back to life From the cracks in the ground Where I had buried my awakened self. Rising slowly from the ashes Tending to my own weeping wounds Rescuing the parts of me long lost To the contingencies of human experience. Learning to savor life Armored, apprehensive, autonomous, But with a soft and tender heartContinue reading “Coming Back to Life”

Sunlight

I stepped into the sunlight And all at once My soul began to thaw As if it had been parched for light. I am learning to stand On my own trembling feet Expecting nothing, wanting nothing Just relieved to be alive Still able to feel sunshine on my face And hope for humanity in myContinue reading “Sunlight”

Giving

Giving can be the shield beneath which we protect our souls From rejection, criticism, inadequacy, old traumas untold But I wonder, dear soul, what it would be like To truly see how great a treasure is your giving light Offering only to those who can reciprocate Preserving your caring energies for hearts that appreciate.

A Balm for the Lonely of Heart

To the ones who rise up from gravity with heaviness in their chest Souls fraying at the edges while consistently giving their best, To the ones who care for others with shoulders stooped in pain Hiding worlds of grief, pushing aside the rising shame, To the ones who know within themselves they are sound andContinue reading “A Balm for the Lonely of Heart”