Tag: Self-love

This Reaching Love

Reflections May 3, 2018

There is a love

that reaches

to the wounded place

inside.

And there is a love

that flows

because it has touched

this reaching —

needing only

to express

its unending gratitude

for its own embrace.

— Laurie, Heart Space

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Within the Stillness of My Self

Tenderness April 30, 2018

There was a continuous movement within the stillness of my true Self. It was the softening of all parts of me that had felt separate and lost in repetitive cycles of emotional pain.

I had reached the place of enough is enough and decided to find my way to tenderness. Tenderness came out of the realization I was reliving the exact same old pain I had vowed to never feel again. It came out of the last bit of gathered strength to try one more time to hold and honor it instead.

Shattered

Continuing On May 16, 2017

It became my way

to follow

the quiet prayer

that had led

me through all

experiences.

There was peace

in touching my own

pure essence

and meeting

all that appeared

from that place —

trusting the safety

found in honoring

my own heart,

however shattered

it may have seemed.

Gently

Quieting May 11, 2017

It began as

a hint of self-love,

a quiet prayer

passed gently

by one or two

who dared

to risk dwelling

in unexplored places

within the heart.

It continued on

as compassion —

carried carefully

by those who had

discovered,

in their own way,

the pain

and beauty

in holding

a separate perspective

and set of original

experiences

that couldn’t be

shared,

not really —

and the tenderness

in reaching

from this place.