I received an email last week telling me that my poem “YOU are enough” had been pinned to a wall. A real wall in a real office that did not belong to me (or any member of my family).
Do you know what that means to someone like me?
Firstly, it sows panic. It feels like standing naked at a traffic light. Because, let’s face it, once we have created something for public consumption, there is always the risk that other people think it is crap. The vulnerability is the price we pay for writing heart based words.
But, once the stupidity wanes and the light starts flowing from the ego, through the heart and permeating the creative soul, the gratitude quotient increases almost proportionately to the panic one decreasing.
THAT “ahhhhh” moment is what I experienced today. And, let me tell you, it is a fantastic feeling. It’s a magical place of understanding that my words are doing what they were birthed to do: change hearts.
THIS is why I write. THIS is what gives me the most pleasure in the entire world.
Allow me to wish that you too find your “thing”. Your spark. Your calling. Your passion.
It’s a beautiful road to walk….
(Oh yes, here is the poem):
“YOU are Enough
…The time surely comes
When you put yourself first
When you regain your God essence
When you count your blessings
When you honour your sadness
When you give yourself permission to try
When you name your pain
When you stop calling your passion a “hobby”
When you keep your word
When you kick someone out of your emotional bed
When you alienate nasty creatures
When you write thank you notes
When you take more risks
When you stop trusting losers
When you approach people you need
When you say no to darkness
When you yield appropriately
When you say beautiful words of gratitude instinctively
When you sleep for days
When you trust your internal red flags
When you disappoint another heart
When you run your race and let others run theirs
When you clear everything on your vision board and start again
When you no longer mind being called emotional
When you equate self-respect with breathing
When you allow yourself to dream again
When you listen to a child
When you let yourself be touched
When you honour your calling
When you travel to places that call you
When you risk humiliation
When you press “reset” on your life
When you accept the shape of the parts you disguise
When you simply say “not today”
When you acknowledge those that guide you
When you start imitating yourself
When you draw a line in the sand
When you empower other people
When you forgive yourself
When you delight in the success of others
When you laugh loud
When you kiss your broken heart
When you are your own role model
When you emulate the speckles of light you see
When you tone down the noise
When you soothe your heart with music
When you dine alone
When you share your struggles
When you own your fears
When you unlearn your defences
…and on that day, may you know that YOU are enough YOU have always been enough YOU will always be enough End of story!
Aluta Continua, I say! The road is long (for me)”
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