Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
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Originally posted / Version 1.0 October 21, 2012; Fernandina Beach, FL
All to often
I feel that
that my future is so uncertain
that I will become drained
and slip into the joyless void.
When I obsess upon these feelings, I intensify them
and pressure and stress builds,
till I ultimately project my inward stress outward on to those who love me.
FEAR is so very contagious.
LOVE is so very contagious.
Let fear be heard, and understood
by others and myself.
Let us together absorb these images of irrational fear,
So me, and you need not act upon fear.
I am learning that my home is not a physical house that can be gussied up.
My home is a loving relationship,
first, with my wife,
then extended into communities of others
who are opening their hearts
and working to create
a collective environment
of deeply compassionate, loving relationships.
As I shift my emphasis away from the seductive glitz and glitter of material things,
And, with a sense of gratitude,
Release these objects and feel their hold release me,
A comforting and confident willingness to embrace the unknown is rekindled,
And I set my self free
To more deeply love – again.