Marriage to Self
When we are taught from a young age that we are to care for others
When we are shown from youth that others matter
and our voices don't,
When we are urged to numb our desires
and instead seek approval, or to be quiet, or to be ashamed,
We are divorced from the Divine.
Marriage to Self is a choice. Do you choose
everyday to know yourself, to honor
your desires, your intuition, your dreams?
Do you choose to hold your belly in your hands, tenderly
with a swelling depth of love
Do you choose your Self over your work,
over your relationships,
over your very motherhood,
over your roles and hats and names?
Choose yourself and you are choosing presence over pain,
honor over ego,
love over apathy.
Choose yourself and the Divine's power will infuse you
with the gorgeousness of a softly painted sunset,
the insistent crickets at dusk,
the mud squishing between eager toes,