Wednesday, March 4, 2020


"I exist as I am, that is enough."
~ Walt Whitman ~

The messages of modern culture encourage action and speed and intensity- 
"Do more! Be more! Get to work! Lose weight! Have fun! Exercise! Multi-task!
Be your best self!"
These urges come from all sides, 
even from inside ourselves, 
and the core message is that 
as we are, 
we are not enough. 
And this message breeds suffering in the world.

Let's shift the urge.

Let's slow down,
Look around, 
Discover our true nature, 
Stop exhausting ourselves trying to be somebody, 
And experience life 
exactly as we are.

I am complete and whole.