To hold together and to split apart
at one and the same time,
like the shock of being born,
breathing in this world
while lamenting for the one we’ve left.
No one needs to tell us
we are already on our onward way,
no one has to remind us
of our everyday and intimate
We were born saying goodbye
to what we love,
we were born
in a beautiful reluctance,
not quite ready
to breathe in this new world,
we are here and we are not,
we are present while still not
wanting to admit we have arrived.
Not quite arrived in our minds
yet always arriving in the body,
always growing older
while trying to grow younger,
always in the act
of catching up,
of saying hello
or saying goodbye
in each new and imagined future
the still-lived memory
of a previous,
stand and pray while feeding what is worthy….then listen to know what is missing…
inquiry for today~ who is brave in your day? and will you resist the false edge of your weakest truth?
You are entitled to be the center of your life. Not an accessory, not an appendage, not an afterthought, but the axis upon which your decisions are made.
You are entitled to take up all of your space, to unfurl in your body and your opinions and your rhythm without accommodating someone else’s comfort.
You are entitled to take your time, to not be hurried in lines or traffic or around decisions.
You are entitled to say no when you want and yes when it feels good.
You are entitled to trust yourself without justification or explanation.
You are entitled to be centered IN yourself without fear or guilt because you didn’t put someone else first.
Do not wait for someone to give you what you’re entitled to.
It is your birthright.
It is your responsibility.
It is your inheritance for being alive.
Take it by the reigns and trust that you already know what to do.