Bliss In Being

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Self Sabotage: A Response

image by kailo carr.

< RESIST: because i carry guilt, therefore; i should be punished>

behave and behave and behave
your way into that person
you so desperately want to become.
that person who is revered
wise
well
worthy
of the whole world
opening their ears
to hear
your
brilliance.

< RESIST: because i am ashamed, therefore; i should hide / suppress>

slip your feet from the covers,
summon strength
&
courage,
the two things depression
anxiety
OCD
snatch overnight.
soap away the sleep coma and
step bravely into the world,
face-first
heart gates open.

< RESIST: because i am broken, therefore: i should appear whole>

invite your fragmented pieces
to show up
cracked and crunched.
a broken person
gets more sh*t done in a single day
than one who’s buttoned-up (i.e. stuck-up)
pretending to be
whole.

< RESIST: because i carry blame therefore; i should carry all burdens>

you carry not one burden
only a sacred promise
to be fully self-expressed.
live your truth, speak it loudly
even if you don’t believe it.

< RESIST: because i am unloved, therefore: i should be perfect>

and while you’re owning
you,
braving the world
with all those broken pieces,
don’t forget to shrug off
the critics,
smile broadly,
speaking truth without
a quiver.
and if you’re feeling unloved, inadequate, uncertain?
withstand the pressure to prove
your worth:
wrap your own arms
around your own self,
decide you are loved.
and love
has nothing
to do with perfection.
take a breathe,
clear your throat,

< RESIST: because i am imperfect, therefore: i should imitate>

chin-up and speak-up
ferociously —
what i say matters,
listen up people!
and then proclaim your truth,
command an audience.
even if YOU

and only you

comprise that 

whole audience.