What if all the rules were off?
No more required kale.
No more required vitamins.
No more guilt because you didn’t exercise
No more obsessive thoughts about your thighs or your stomach
No more to do lists (that only make you feel bad the next day when you fail to follow through).
No more rules about the way your body should fit into denim, spandex, and cloth.
No more worrying about the fact that your skin isn’t flawlessly smooth
No more hiding your tears when they start to flow in public (or in private)
No more shame around the size of your arms
No more looking at your face and wishing it was more symmetrical
No more looking at your lips and wishing they were more full
No more not wearing bright colored yoga pants because your cellulite might show
No more denying who you are right now
Are you ready to get lost in the pull?
To get lost in the depths of your soul?
How can you go deeper?
My heart has been whispering me secrets for so long,
leading me along so lovingly; so gently.
How could I have not heard?
How could I have not listened?
Us humans are funny beings
Obsessively involved in the upkeep of our own suffering
But the voice telling us to look up is there; always.
Softly reminding us with the joy bubbling up inside, if we would only pay attention NOW.
Where is joy trying to bubble up?
It calls our attention, humbly, with flowers blooming, with sun shining, with grasses waving, with arms outreaching, with rain falling, with dogs wagging their tails at us, with laughter.
The under current of magic and mystery that pervades every moment.
This voice lets me know that there has been no mistake.
There is nothing to be done, to be accomplished, to be gotten
There is nothing I need to do to be more me.
I am me.
You are you.
What a blessing