Talk to me
of what is within you.
what stirs your soul and what
makes your heart leap, in joy and in fear.
Draw me a word picture
of the art inside your mind.
with your words.
through my ears
with all that you are.
What is enough?
What is excess – what is not enough?
Can I trust this yearning inside that tells me
yes, this is lacking, and no, that is surfeit?
There is no better judge, no better measure
than resides in this heart
that beats in this breast
in this body
that is the center of my personal universe.
There can be no better understanding
as that is the only understanding
I will ever, ever know.
Trusting what is within me
to be enough.
There are those people who are important
to me, and those who are important to you.
I trust your judgment even when
I do not trust those who are important to you.
In this, this important life that lives between us, I am not central and
you are not central. The life that lives between us, and binds us heart-to-heart,
Because of you, I choose to respect those who are important to you,
to honor the life between us.
To honor you.
Please be careful.
You carry my heart with you, you know – it isn’t just you anymore.
It matters to someone else that you come home, that you are OK.
Someone else is thinking about you now.
Having a good heart
Wanting the best for everyone concerned
Looking out for the little guy and
To others, not just to myself
Nets me very, very, very little on this old world.
I will be eternally grateful
That this is not my home
And that I have a better place to go
Where the others
Think a lot more like I do
And a lot less like nearly everyone else does
When your self-esteem is at its lowest ebb, when you are on your knees struggling to get up from one or another of life’s KO punches, remember this: YOU were the victorious winner of a race against millions of other competitors. YOU won the race to the egg. You would not be you if another had won that race…..take heart and renew your courage – you were a winner before you were born.