What if the time is right
For all she ever imagined
To become real
What if the time is now
For all she thought she wasn’t
To be revealed
©Ashley Castle Barnes
Often in the past, when I felt like something is trying to emerge, I’ve felt a sense of anxiousness and impatient anticipation.
I want it be now. I want to know now.
But now, I’ve been feeling something and it feels like calm.
It feels like peace. It feels like freedom.
And I don’t know what it is, but I’m not anxious.
I wish I could say it’s because I’ve gotten so good at meditating or practicing mindful awareness.
I don’t do any of that. My life is delightfully chaotic and my brain never really stops.
But I believe it’s because I’ve embraced that about me instead of fighting it.
I’ve accepted that meditation most often looks like movement and chaos, not sitting still.
And peace for me looks like chaos to others.
In knowing these and accepting these, I’ve made space to be myself.
My real self.
Not the self I’ve been told to be.
It takes so much energy to be a way that isn’t authentic.
It allows so much peace to be who you are.
How are you allowing who you truly are to be revealed today?