Bodypsalm for the New Year

Out Any Window                            Dobee Snowber


The New Year is not outside you
inside is a thousand new years
built of syllables and sentences
of a new way of seeing

It is not the weight on your body you need to lose
but the thoughts which carry far more gravity
than any pounds or kilos of extra flesh
you are being called
to a flesh of heart – a heart of flesh
where body, mind & soul
usher you to a season of compassion

for everything and everyone
you could imagine or not imagine
your own unmet expectations and judgements
unfinished projects and dashed hopes
your untidy home or heart

Now is the time to eat and drink
the small beauties within and beyond you
become wide awake to the life you are in
so take off your socks or put on your socks
and step into this New Year
with the only life you have.

Live the glorious imperfect.


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11 Responses to “Bodypsalm for the New Year”

  1. Kathryn Says:

    thank you for the words to carry us through past resolutions into the present and presence of acceptance and gratitude for the small beauties

  2. Wen Dee Says:

    Beautiful… Just what I need to help me transition to a new year…

  3. Joan Leal Carter Says:

    Thank You, a beautiful poem with splendid advice.

  4. Chris Snowber Says:

    Beautiful and just the right words for today, Celeste. Thank you so much.

  5. Celeste Says:

    Thanks Wen Dee, I am thrilled it encourages all the transitions to the surprises of the New Year!! Wishing you the best!

  6. Celeste Says:

    your very welcome!!

  7. Celeste Says:

    your very welcome dear Chris, and sending you big wishes of wonder for the New Year!!!

  8. Barbara Bickel Says:

    Thank you for your passionate gift of art to the world. Glad to be in your world.

    Sending love to you for the new year. Barbara

  9. Celeste Says:

    Thanks Barbara…and it is always a joy to have you in my world
    and have all these wonder/filled collaborations!!!!

  10. Erica Says:

    amen to a season of compassion! welcoming gentleness and simply being in this new year! sending love and joy!

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