Strength

Raw

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be danced

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Breathe and let go

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.. although sometimes that’s easier said than done..

Unbreakable

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The Unbroken

There is a brokenness heart
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness
out of which blooms the unshatterable.

There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.

~Rashani

I read this poem several years ago and I remember the truth of it echoing through me, bringing me much-needed peace. It reminded me that even in pain there’s beauty, and that what matters the most will never be broken. It is one of my favorite poems, although I haven’t thought of it for a long time – but then today when I read the most recent post on The Better Man Project it immediately popped into my mind again. Funny how that works..

May we all remember, or have someone to remind us, that our dark moments serve a valuable purpose and that we hold in our hearts unbreakable love and light ♥

It’s okay

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it’s okay to be sad

it’s even okay to feel sorry for yourself

once in a while

and then it’s more than okay

to get your ass back up off the floor

and keep moving forward

your life is waiting

and it’s beautiful

Naked Necessity

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it can be scary

exploring new territory

displaying imperfect humanity

letting life unfold

uncontrolled

embracing the unknown

it’s all so very

scary and necessary