Dearest Man

Dearest Man,

There was a time that you had power over my body, it had detrimental damage to my spirit.  There was a moment in space that shook my entire being, it had troubled my mind for most of my life.  That ghost of a child has been fulfilled with solutions to my damaged soul. It was Woman that saved me.
Dearest Man: You ask me why I do not trust you? Because your initial violence, at such an early stage in my life, handicapped my ability to feel any kind of safety.  You ask me why I argue with you? Because my beginnings with you were that of the scars that I daringly show now.
Please save your apologies Man, that is not what healed me.  For Woman’s loving kindness & magical energetic healing is what changed my entire soul.  My world was protected & survived by Woman, not by your “strong arms” Man.
Dearest Man: You are strong without discipline; a villainous, lunatic superman.  Your muscles did not cradle me but they shook my body, spirit & mind in all ways to break it; but the Goddess would have it differently within me than what your destructive strength would have had.  Goddess would save me through the magical creatures called Woman.

Unfortunately for you, all that fear that you striked inside me: is gone now.  Now it’s just a part of my story & I am not keeping it like a secret anymore because I don’t have to.

Sincerely,
The Newborn that you tried to Shake Violently

Copyright 2017

Reflection

You can not speak for me.
You will try.

You can not see through my lens.
You will try.

You can not tell me who to be.
You will try.

You can not tell me how to feel.
You will try.

You can not understand me.
You will try.

I can not speak for you.
I can not see through your lens.
I can not tell you who to be.
I can not tell you how to feel.
I can not understand you.

….and I will not try.
I am without obligation to make sense to you.

With this talisman of consciousness,
I can lead you to the water.
But I can not make you drink.

With this gem of wisdom,
I can be a compass for truth,
But I can not control your direction.

With this blessing of introspection,
I will love you with total acceptance.

Because the only person I will face in the morning,
Is the reflection in my mirror.

Sincerely,
Spirit

Copyright 2016

A True Practice

“Seekers who believe they must practice yoga only in the meditation room are under a great illusion. They must practice yoga in society as well.  Practicing yoga in the meditation room is easy because there are no external disturbances but one encounters many disturbances while practicing yoga in society, which makes it very difficult. A true yogi/ni is one who can successfully protect his/her mental steadiness while in society.”

-‘Sayings of Swami Kripalu’ [book]

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