What does she whisper,
What does she hear?
When does desire
Overpower her fear?
When does her flame
Burn through her strife?
When does her song
Rise up through the night?
©Ashley Castle Barnes
I continually return to the visual of life as a great spiral.
We circle round and round, each time passing the same point from a different perspective.
The desires and dreams don’t always change. The fears and strife don’t always subside.
But they evolve.
And with each passing, we have new tools to work with them. New ways of seeing them, perhaps not as foes but as allies.
I often still wonder when this phase will subside or that discomfort will end. I still question it and push against things.
But over time, I’ve noticed my rhythms and patterns of striving and healing, impatience and satiation.
And each time the angst of the spiral gets less and less.
Maybe that’s the really the goal.
Not perfection. Not freedom from all fears and discomforts.
Simply traveling around that spiral and growing as we do.
How are you traveling through the spiral today?