Life isn’t happening to you; it’s responding to you.
We are victims of our own internalized perfectionist, a nasty internal and eternal critic,
who resides in our (left) brain and keeps up a constant stream of subversive remarks that are
often disguised as the truth. . . .
Make this a rule: always remember that your Censor’s negative opinions are not the truth.
This takes practice.
By spilling out of bed and straight onto the page every morning,
you learn to evade the Censor.
~ Julia Cameron – The Artist’s Way
you have a gift
it speaks to me
as you become quiet
I have knowledge
when you listen
I have peace
anytime you want it
what’s that, bullshit, you say
that feeling that washes over your body
goosebumps, hairs on end
the upturned corners of your mouth
that comes from nowhere
looking in the mirror, able to stay
more than a glance, for awhile
and you smile
at that moment, you are beautiful
at that moment, you are healthy
at that moment, you are smart
at that moment, you are free
the reflection is in my eyes
We are droplets of dewy diamonds
Transparent, radiant rainbows burst around us
coloring all in our lives
For the briefest of moments,
when the light shines just right,
we are luminous and brilliant beyond imagining
What will you do with your magnificent beauty
before evaporating into the vast
~ Cathy Sackett