Sometimes the things I want to say don’t come out. Or too much comes out and I get tangled in webs of thoughts and ideas. I am learning that trying to push has no redeeming outcome.
Part of my practice is to let go of my attachments to outcome, to what I want to say, and instead allow what wants to be said. Lately, that comes in the form of poetry. Specifically, haiku.
Poetry comes from a different place in the mind; it comes through me rather than from me. I receive it and transcribe it, rather than thinking of it.
Publishing my poetry in public is part of my practice in self-expression, and in letting my haiku speak for themselves.
It is also part of my practice of enoughness.
The three stanzas below speak to receiving — an “action” that many doers find challenging. These three stanzas can be taken together or used individually as affirmations in your healing journey.
in darkness I seek
light that nourishes healing
you shine it on me
I stumble upon
a well of deep listening
and drink its water
with abounding grace
I receive your offering
and I am nourished
I’d love to know which resonates most with you. Please share in the comments!