I maxed out on adrenalin yesterday
coursing through my veins
Caught up in the day,
focusing too closely on
and feeling so deeply
the pain of the world.
I care so much for everything in this world
I feel so much for everyone in this world
Using my heart to help
Forgetting my limits; my borders.
I lose myself in the fire of life
Engrossed in deep compassion for suffering.
Alarms are sounding and I ignore
Tipping over the edge and still I lean
I consume or be consumed
I jump and then learn to swim
I help and then focus on helping
My tipping point is too far forward
No matter what lessons I walk through
And what learning I glean
I always come back to myself
Accountable to me.
I stopped playing the blame game years ago
Putting down my pointing finger
And holding my heart with acceptance
My choices are my choices
My consequences are my consequences
And I deal with them as they occur
I am not responsible for anyone else
I respond to my needs and uncover my wants
Always without question a problem I perceive
In others is hidden within me.
Always without question what behavior bugs
me is a wound needing healing.
Silence has afforded me the doorway
To communicate with my consequences.
Silence has softened my inner gaze so
I can clearly see all that I am
I no longer wait at my door
with punishment in hand.
I am safe in my own harbor.
I am safe with me.
Coming Back to Ourselves
by Jamie Sams, from Dancing the Dream
"No matter how far we travel in life,
one truth cannot be denied:
we always come back to ourselves.
We cannot change others,
but we can change ourselves and how we view life.
There is no limitation to the journey of the human spirit.
We will find our own individual paths,
and we will always return full circle to our personal truths,
even if those truths have changed as our understanding grew.
We come into our physical lives to experience
the cycles and seasons of human experience,
and we move into another circle of nonphysical experience
when our bodies die.
Tapping the Dream Weave
allows us to understand the unseen circles of energy
that influence and define our waking experiences,
showing us how to come full circle
and how to dance the next level
of our personal growth cycles."
Thank you. That was a great reading, what I needed to hear. A few years ago, I was angry at a friend for doing something. Her behavior upset me. A week later, I found myself doing the exact same thing. I learned that lesson, like you said, that “a problem I perceive in others is hidden within me.” As soon as I look at someone and notice they are doing something I don’t like, I am bound to do it. I learned to not judge people. So as soon as I have that thought, I look inside myself and see how I do that.