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Breathe .. Release

These are my words for 2016

Already I am feeling the difference
Holding on to everything
has been my pattern
driven by
a lack
of confidence
in the search
for my path.
Driven by
a need
to hold on
to every idea,
every thought,
every lesson.
keeping
all paths
open
in the search
for clarity.
Because
I like to be on my own.
And
mainstream
never
felt
comfortable.
I like
to
wander
to
explore.
I bristle at
insistance on
one way.
I defy conformity.
I believe we need to find what works for us.
To strive for a win – win.
To choose your own path.
I don’t believe
in rush.
I am in praise
of slow.
I am okay.
I am different.
I might seem weird.
I choose to defy expectations
And to bravely assert myself
So I will now declare
that
I’ve looked enough
I’ve thought enough
I’ve learnt enough
I’ve explored enough
I am enough.
I am ready.
I’m willing.
I’m able.
I’m clear.
I’m grateful.
I’m open.
I surrender.
I’m ready.
And with that in mind
I need to address the
state of anxiety
I currently find
myself in.
An apologetic
guilt-ridden
anxiety.
That sucks my energy,
makes me feel bad,
eeks away the joy of the moment,
takes me out of the present,
and puts my power
in the hands
of other people.
So why do I continue
to worry about
how my actions are
affecting others.
It is like I am
more driven
by the needs
of the people around me.
My feeling conscious of other’s needs
brings guilt
that I am not therefore
meeting those needs.

If I can allow myself to be driven
by something much bigger,
I can let go of the crippling
sense of obligation
by knowing that
I am striving towards
something bigger.
So with that in mind
I tried to state My Why today,
in a lively business conversation,
with a friends and relatives.
And I got a bit stuck.
Simplicity
Clarity
Connection
Inspiring fresh ways to connect.
To help people like me.
To connect.
The fringe dwellers – by choice or circumstance.
The hideaways.
Because,
as a loner,
connecting with others
can be challenging.
And it can feel
easier to stay disconnected
than to face the alternatives.
So I’m offering different ways to connect.
Physically – climbing over and through and organic sculpture,
moving in ways that are unfamiliar.
Spiritually
the journey, the presence,
sacred spaces
changing light.
A fun,
inviting
adventure.
An invitation.
Come!
Explore!
Connect!

Inspiring fresh ways to connect

And as I boldly charge forward
Looking for the paths of least resistance
Finding the next job to be done
Finding ways to make it happen
Finishing the model.
Things are starting to focus.
Next actions are becoming clearer.
Progress is obvious.
I am grateful.

Breathe .. Release.

I release the anxiety that is unnecessary.
I resolve to return to the present moment
and take the action
that then becomes
apparent.
I let go of expectations imposed or imagined.
I surrender and trust that I am on the
right path
doing something
meaningful
worthwhile
needed.

I choose to address a higher need.
The need to connect. In the moment.

Breathe .. Release

Without obligation or expectation.
Of special times
enjoying the moment.
I choose to let go.
I choose to surrender.
I choose life.
I choose action.
I choose connection.
Connection that is life affirming.
Connection that brings peace.
Return to essence.
Return to simplicity.
Return to what is deeply important.

Reconnect.

Breathe ..

Release.