A Home Inside Yourself
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Today, show yourself some kindness and make a home within. As poet Julia Fehrenbacher describes, it is indeed "the most important thing". Julia Fehrenbacher, is a poet, an author, a life coach, a teacher, a regular practicer of yoga, and a sometimes-painter. She has a lovely website, where you sign up to receive a free copy of her eBook, "Beyond the Noise, Into the Now: 11 prayerful poems".
The Most Important Thing
I am making a home inside myself. A shelter
of kindness where everything
is forgiven, everything allowed—a quiet patch
of sunlight to stretch out without hurry,
where all that has been banished
and buried is welcomed, spoken, listened to—released.
A fiercely friendly place I can claim as my very own.
I am throwing arms open
to the whole of myself—especially the fearful,
fault-finding, falling apart, unfinished parts, knowing
every seed and weed, every drop
of rain, has made the soil richer.
I will light a candle, pour a hot cup of tea, gather
around the warmth of my own blazing fire. I will howl
if I want to, knowing this flame can burn through
any perceived problem, any prescribed perfectionism,
any lying limitation, every heavy thing.
I am making a home inside myself
where grace blooms in grand and glorious
abundance, a shelter of kindness that grows
all the truest things.
I whisper hallelujah to the friendly
sky. Watch now as I burst into blossom.