Bodypsalm for the New Year

Posted in BODYPSALMS on January 4th, 2011 by Celeste

“Jump up” Art work by Dobee Snowber

The New Year is not outside you
inside is a hundred new years
built of sentences and syllables
of spacious possibilities

it is not the weight on your body you need to loose
but the thoughts which carry far more gravity
than any pounds or kilograms of extra flesh
you are being called to a
flesh of the heart
a heart of flesh
where body and mind and soul
sing alleluias in crisp air
and you are ushered
to a season of c o m p a s s i o n

on just about everything and everyone
you could imagine and not imagine
compassion on judgments and unmet expectations
for yourself, unfinished projects and
humans beings in all shapes, sizes, and forms in your life
your untidy house, or untidy heart, or untidy car
and find it within you

to take joy, eat joy, drink joy
of small beauties within you
and in front of you
and become wide awake
to the adventure of your own life
waiting, wooing, wanting
Y O U
to BE in the life you are in

so take off your socks or put on your socks
and walk into this New Year
with the levity
of giving yourself
a break and brake
from the constant demands
of what you think you should do
and BE
the glorious YOU
only you can be.

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