When the shadows overwhelm,
With the Inner Critic at the helm,
It’s hard to see the value I
Might have in someone else’s eye.
I assume the same is true for you,
When you don’t know just what to do
In the face of your own Self-Defeat,
The scripts you’re not sure you can beat.
When you at this steep cliff arrive,
Wondering if you ought to dive,
Know it’s not too late to thrive.
The world needs you here and alive.
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The Sadness is a void within.
It numbs the heart, it mars the skin;
It breaks the spirit, it pains the soul;
It keeps its victims from the Whole.
Yet the Sadness is a lie,
It can be beaten if we try.
But not alone, for that is how
The Sadness beats upon our brow.
Make the call or say the word.
It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard.
‘Cause help is not for weak or small,
Community’s a need for all.
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Lying on the floor
Wishing I was more.
A new version of me
That I cannot even see.
But I guess that’s how
Things tend to happen now.
Reaching out and hoping for
A shade, a ghost and nothing more.
Time to realize
The doubts are bloody lies
Who I am is more than fine
My life has value ’cause it’s mine.
Sometimes, the lows come.
The ugly monster comes forth,
But that’s not the end. ☯️
Body lies and shame arise
Know, Feel, Process, Live