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”

Alleviation

I have carried pain like invisible stones Sometimes aware of its existence Often experienced as a referred aching A heaviness felt on a soul level The weight of a thousand injustices An accumulation of my perceived failures Crumbled dreams piled up like debris Harbored still because I have never learned How to release a painContinue reading “Alleviation”

Light Will Find Us Again

When the cold begins to settle into our hearts We must cling to those days of brightness and joy When our shoulders felt lighter, our vision focused Remembering moments of transcendent beauty Like small pockets of relief along a strenuous climb. When there is no certainty of what will be, We look for anchors toContinue reading “Light Will Find Us Again”

A Heart Led

I could have remained numb Trapped within a feelingless space A soul resigned to deflated purpose As skepticism eclipsed grace. I could have closed my eyes to hope Shutting out the warmth of light Choosing suffering over regeneration Abandoning growth for perpetual night. I could have embraced the role of cynic Convinced there is tooContinue reading “A Heart Led”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Healing Shows Up

Healing shows up for us, dear soul, Without hidden costs or fine print Despite our stubborn inner resistance Even when it feels as if there is no escape From our self-imposed prisons. Healing finds us in our destitute places Requiring only an open and willing heart To take the first step down an unknown pathContinue reading “Healing Shows Up”