You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
~ Mary Oliver
Poet Mary Oliver died yesterday. I have a few of her poems saved in my Pinterest account, so I looked back over them. This is one of my favourites. I love her style, what a gift she has left behind...all her poignant and thought provoking words💜
i’ve been feeling extremely down recently. extremely out of touch with myself. not centred. and i’ve been catching signs. to stop pouring energy into people who don’t show or rise up. i have drained myself of my energy, always for the sake of other people. it wasn’t until probably the tenth sign i got of this message that it finally hit me. and it’s hard. it’s hard to willingly say you are going to let go of those who aren’t showing up for you. it’s hard, or you could continue to pour your golden light energy into these people. waiting and hoping for them to finally prove all those signs wrong. and i realized that is what i have been doing. i haven’t been giving back to myself at all. and because of this i have been breaking and folding and crumbling. i’m tired. i’m tired of being afraid of myself. i’m tired of not giving myself the attention i deserve. self love is not selfish. it’s time to show up for myself. be there for me. because i’m tired of feeling this way. but i don’t feel alone in this. i can feel the universe going through a collective shift. it is effecting all of us. maybe it’s because of the beginning of a new year. we receive a lot of self empowering messages this time of year. this shift is a good thing despite feeling out of touch. uncontrollable and controlled. uncentred. just not yourself. i have to tell myself daily that i am in fact going to be okay. because guess what? we are..
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خوابگرد قصههای شوم وحشتناک را مانم
قصههایی با هزاران کوچه باغ حسرت و هیهات
پیچ و خمهاشان بسی آفات را آیات
سوی بس پس کوچهها رانده
کاروان ِ روز و شب کوچیده ، من مانده
با غرور تشنهٔ مجروح
با تواضعهای نادلخواه
نیمی آتش را و نیمی خاک را مانم
روزها را همچو مشتی برگ زرد پیر و پیراری
میسپارم زیر پای لحظههای پست
لحظههای مست ، یا هشیار
از دریغ و از دروغ انبوه
وز تهی سرشار...
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