Tagged with letting go

Slow burn

Slow burn

Sat with my feet on the opposite chair Because the floor is cold In my mind. Elbows on the table And my back pressed Into the awkward angles Of the front of the Rayburn. It is only on simmer. This cough is Clearing the grief From the depths of my lungs. It is sticky and … Continue reading

Check In & Baggage Drop

Check In & Baggage Drop

As I sat rocking on the bathroom floor, unable to stand from the agonising twists in my belly, sweating and pale and vomiting from pain, I knew that all I could do was sit with myself through the intense waves and know that they would pass and I would be OK. I couldn’t move from … Continue reading

Let grief be an outpouring

Let grief be an outpouring

“Let grief be an outpouring. When grief is allowed to exhaust its expression, then behind it is a profound silence, it’s like rest. No one can tell you when that rest is finished, it’s an intuitive thing” ~ Mooji Saying bye bye to a heart’s companion today, a short but very sweet love connection with … Continue reading

Open hand, open fingers

Open hand, open fingers

You hold out your hand And open your fingers In the moment that I begin To pour myself into it. Love does not hold on. Love does not hold. You, with your many faces Teach me something else. Something that is Love In her most ferocious form. In her fire breathing Shit shovelling Heart hammering … Continue reading

Be like water

When you are water, every rock wears away over time and tumbles – fragmented – downstream in your currents and swirls clattering in your eddies. Water cannot hold on.

“Whenever nobody is talking about power,  that is where it unquestionably exists, at once secure and great in its unquestionability. Whenever power is the subject of discussion,  that is the start of its decline.” ~ Ulrich Beck – via Adam Kahane, Power and Love

“Whenever nobody is talking about power, that is where it unquestionably exists, at once secure and great in its unquestionability. Whenever power is the subject of discussion, that is the start of its decline.” ~ Ulrich Beck – via Adam Kahane, Power and Love

We willingly submit to each other and trust, are of service to each other out of love. We seek to control each other, or be controlled, confusing love with power, seeking the security of power or the safety of powerlessness. We  let go to expand love out into the world, we crush love with control. … Continue reading

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~ Mary Oliver

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” ~ Mary Oliver

Glancing sideways into your window as I pass on no particular business, a glimpse like a cannonball of the warm hearth within. Not for me this rich tapestried chamber, not for me this flickering firelight, not for me this shelter. I must make my peace with the storm. This is harder than I thought a … Continue reading