Poems From The Porch
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Can you trust . . .
that Life is unfolding naturally and adequately,
without you trying to manage things?
Can you acknowledge and validate . . .
your own feelings as they arise,
without needing them to change?
Can you experience . . .
the pain of your own grief and sorrows,
without trying to escape or numb the sensations?
Can you give . . .
yourself what you need when you need it,
without trying to justify your worth?
Can you offer . . .
respect to others whom you don’t understand,
without closing your heart?
Can you look . . .
with the eyes of Love upon yourself and others,
without the need to classify, categorize, judge, and condemn?
Can you forgive . . .
yourself and others for reacting to their own insecurities,
without needing everyone to live up to your expectations of perfection?
Can you see . . .
the innocence in yourself and others,
without needing someone to take the blame for your pain?
Can you show . . .
your vulnerability by asking for what you need,
without having to be the autonomous, strong one?
Can you let . . .
others take care of you sometimes so that they can be of service,
without seeing yourself as weak?
Can you open . . .
your mind to all possibilities,
without limiting your options to only two?
Can you take . . .
a wider perspective that views your life as a process to be enjoyed,
without seeing it as a to-do list to be accomplished?
Can you relax . . .
and breathe into this moment,
without seeing this day as an emergency?
Can you listen . . .
to the voice of your Inner Wisdom in choosing what is right for you,
without trying to conform to external shoulds and oughts or some objective right thing?
Can you walk . . .
with an empty cup waiting to be filled with the abundant provision of this present moment,
without going to the back of the line?
Can you receive . . .
the Love that is here and now, within and around you,
without putting it off to some future time?
Can you allow . . .
yourself to feel interconnected with all that is,
to experience that intimacy,
without fearing that you will lose yourself in the process?
Can you know . . .
yourself as an integral part of this Magnificent Universe,
without comparing yourself to others?
Can you show up . . .
fully as yourself,
without apology or shame?
Can you dare to believe . . .
that you are loved, cherished, and held by a Benevolent Source,
without having to find a rational explanation?