A Vow or A Blessing
This is either a vow or a blessing,
A wish for myself I am addressing,
Not just for the holiday or New Year,
But a way of life I hope will be clear...
I wish for you, myself, to stay in the moment
To gracefully steer through life and all its components
To see the distance in how far you have come.
To notice the times you have fallen and the many times you've begun
I wish for you to float in the clouds
While planting both feet firmly on ground,
To notice all that is around
To fill with gratitude at the beauty that surrounds
The warmth of those who love
The echo of a child’s laughter, their song or their hug
To know the gentleness of your soul
Trust your instinct and all it beholds
To accept the losses and the wins in some
To know when to battle
And when to succumb
To see the process in the journey
Be thankful how deeply we have been touched.
To see the blessings, to see there are so much.
Welcome the capacity to surrender.
To allow in all that unfolds
To pause in the pain,
Embrace the message it holds.
To allow yourself to be both soft and bold
To be tender in moments
and in others be strong
To notice we are exactly where we belong
When you do feel broken take the time
To hold yourself for however long it takes to mend
To not push it down, not have to pretend
To accept all that lies in front of you
In your bed or at your feet
To not deny all that you see
Or any feeling that may come to be
To fall into your body
And trust the road of discovery
To not question the passion that pulsates inside
The fire that has been ignited, that continues to reside
Not to run and refuse to hide
Notice this is a time to seek
An exploration in all that needs to be found
Accept your compassion, may your judgement be sound
To not feel the need to ask for permission
To allow all that comes, any transition
Listen to where we are led
Hear the hunger that needs to be fed
Do not be afraid of all that could hurt
Have faith in the outcome, don't live on alert
Don't let a single second pass
Where we don't see the beauty in every forecast
Enjoy the rain as much as the sun
Be daring enough to stay and see what will become
While letting go of whatever no longer serves
Ride the wave of life and all of its curves
Do not fear the unknowns that may occur
Rather be present in all that is stirred
Experience it all,
The floating and the fall,
To trust enough to answer the call
Have faith enough to believe
Be patient enough to see what we receive.
The ability to exist in the right here, right now
However we are and all that we wish
To have the courage, breathe into the risk.
To see everything as the gift that it is,
This present that has been sent.
Feeling both fear and thrill of being alive
While aware the time has arrived,
It's now all before us
To grasp within our palm.
Breathe it in with excitement but also stay calm
Trust our heart and quiet our mind
Feel the music, dance with the divine.
Remain open to all that we find.
I wish for myself this serenity,
Between us as a unity
In all the things that will come to be
To change only the things we can
Acknowledge all will not go as planned.
But be at peace and enjoy the glide
These are the wishes I hope will coincide
May it all come to fruition
Whether its a calling, a duty, a mission
A wish, a willing, a progressing
Whether this be a vow, a promise or a blessing
This is a wish for myself I am addressing