Supporting the Awakening of Consciousness in Asheville and Beyond
(c) 2011 Howard McQueen
levied upon our self
"You failed under pressure"
"You failed to keep the marriage intact"
" You ... "
These judgments lodge very deep,
veiled and cloaked.
They are like silent thieves,
bands of saboteurs,
They actualize self-limiting and corrupted
images of self, literally warping our mental states,
capturing our attention,
shifting our focus
to doubt, fear,
to believing we are inadequate,
and unnecessarily vulnerable.
Re-evaluation and reassessment
are processes where we become
empowered to dis-empower these judgments,
deconstructing the stories.
This is essential to our remaining vulnerable and vital.
As we learn to disengage our focus
and no longer believe these stories as valid
to our self-image,
a calm inner-centeredness is reclaimed.
We learn we can indeed train our attention
and hold the intention
to be present with life
as it unfolds in this moment.