At the Door of the New Year

This door used to be a mirage Floating mockingly out on a hazy horizon Universes out of reach, But I fought my way out of the stagnancy Escaped the impossible chains Vulnerable and rattled but still standing Setting aside my armor for rejuvination. Years have blended into chapters Walls have broken down into debris TearsContinue reading “At the Door of the New Year”

Falling Snow

Snow is falling softly Quieting the commotion of busy streets Teaching by example the necessity For moments of complete stillness When we finally turn our focus inward Taking stock of our own emotional reserves Brave enough to recognize, at last, What we must do to begin to heal the aching Reaching when our hearts areContinue reading “Falling Snow”

Love Heals

Love heals It awakens our understanding Brings us back to our authenticity Reminds us of our treasured worth As it mends our wounds with kindness Until our hearts rejuvenate. Love is not painful It is not an imbalance of power An impulsive anger receptacle A vulnerable heart against a brick wall Unkind words and projectedContinue reading “Love Heals”

Being You, Unashamed

Your inner voice matters More than the external noise More than any unsolicited opinion More than the weight of expectations. Your deep knowing speaks the truth Even when it is externally contradicted Even when they say you are misguided Even when there is no other evidence Than then feelings in your heart. Trust that partContinue reading “Being You, Unashamed”

Stillness

For a moment, we pause From the clamor of our tired minds Unburdening the weight of heartache To take a long, deep breath of relief As we listen to the soft, still voice Of understanding and peace. What do you know with certainty When all of the exterior noises fade? What do you know withinContinue reading “Stillness”

For Yourself

Maybe you were deserving before you took your first breath Lovable despite messages instilled in your young, vulnerable mind Worthy by default of your beautiful, humanistic heart Capable as evidenced by the tenacity of your survival instincts. You are always enough for those who matter most In this world of never-ending chaos, you are aContinue reading “For Yourself”

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”