Bodypsalm for Savoring

Bodypsalm for Savoring

Enough is Enough
it is way too much doing, thinking, producing
and thinking about doing more when it may
be time to do less
be less, lessen and here is the lesson
You have already produced more beauty, generosity and
work through one creative endeavor or another for several lifetimes
not to mention children you have raised, parents you have attended to
gardens you have planted, literally and metaphorically
and brought more people, projects and passions to ripening
than can be counted
you are past counting
and now it is time to be countless
and perhaps be a countess

Relax into a place of knowing
that you have already
done enough
and now is the time to


Savor all the ways you have worked with your whole heart
and loved with your whole heart:
mothers, fathers, siblings, friends, children, lovers, spouses and
even those who have left your life through natural or unnatural causes

Accept all your luxurious beauty of soulfulness that has wrapped
around those you hold in your heart
and all the efforts you have made to follow meaning
in the world through work, words, worries and wantings

Vibrate with all that is going through you –
the rise and fall of internal waves
crashes of questions
hormonal fluctuations in a sea of ripenings

Own both your shortcomings and accomplishments
which means to name and rename what you truly
have done, don’t dismiss it in light of living into the unknown
Others own all your wonder, it is time for you to own it too

Relinquish the need to be superwoman or superman
have a funeral for doing too much
and celebrate not doing in some way
Enjoy being and know you are being formed into a wise one

You are being called to drink from the cup of serene
Each gesture is an act of love
a counteraction to a world of overdoing
an addiction to doing one more thing

when all along
the love in your eyes
the way you behold
who and what you love
is the fragrance of
the One who gave
the beautiful scent
of you.

6 Responses to “Bodypsalm for Savoring”

  1. Lavern Theiss Says:

    How often do you write your blogs? I enjoy them a lot 4 1 4

  2. Latricia Mcpherson Says:

    Hello,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

  3. Sandra Weber Says:

    The photographs are stunning Celeste. Beautiful site. Thanks.

  4. Sylvia Friesen Says:

    “Bodypsalm for Savoring”
    Lovely! And so completely true it brought me to tears. The perfect voice for what I have been feeling and ironically inspired yet another creative endeavor. Thank you for the link.

  5. Cheryl Kay Says:

    as one whose projects and passions have been nurtured by your generosity and zest for life … thank you

    beautiful photography and poem

  6. Jim Says:

    loving your body of psalms, the videography and music too – go see the film “I Am Love” and its study of foods, eros, music and nature – you might find it a bit over the top, but it too soaks in and swallows rapturous beauty.

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