Outside of Myself
Everything important to me exists outside of me, in their most vulnerable state.
My heart, cracked and stained, lives on my sleeve instead of in my chest where it was created to be. It sees and experiences everything. It gets dusty and grey then is washed clean by the rain. It breaths and is free and shows the wear that life often brings but it beats stronger than most, it offers selfless love, and it is artistic. Instead of hiding it or burying it, I am called to take up arms to protect and defend it. This path is harder and more rewarding than I could have ever imagined but the path was made for me and in turn has created me.
Everything important to me exists outside of me, in their most vulnerable state. My soul, strong willed and bright, the white tiger within me prefers to hide in the heart of a little girl. It embraces her and loves her and helps her grow her own soul. It swims freely within her telling her she is loved beyond measure and teaching her to love herself. I am called to take up arms to protect and defend her. I fight against societies poisons that try to entice young girls to feel insecure and sell themselves short. I fight against the popular ideas that teach us to chase things that can never deliver the happiness that is promised. I fight to guide her to be her own person and not follow the crowd. She is my greatest gift and my favorite path.
Everything important to me exists outside of me, in their most vulnerable state. My happiness, true and abundant, lives in the meaningful connections that I have made in my life. The stories, whether short or long, that taught me about the many levels of love, what love means, and what is possible thru love. Those stories, I carry with me. They are stories of love that will never fade tho I was not meant to keep those that were so loved. I gave to them and to me they gave. That which begins must end but the value and love remains. They are more valuable than any possession. Nothing tangible here has had more than a temporary, fleeting influence on happiness. I am called to take up arms to protect and defend it knowing that these things are the only things that really matter in ones life and should be the only real measure of success.
So many things exist outside of me, in their most vulnerable state. I am so grateful that they are outside of me because that changed them all from traits into legacies that will out live me. These paths are harder and more rewarding than I could have ever imagined but these paths were made for me and in turn have created me. So I am called to take up arms and defend them all and I will do so always with overwhelming gratitude to have had the chance to have known this life with nothing to regret.
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