I’ve experienced chronic pain and illness
Worked with clients who have no spoons left
Watched friends who have struggled enough
We have dreams.
We want to do good in this world.
We embark on
our journey, following our dreams,
looking to live our calling.
Something happens. Nothing happens.
Our systems say, “sorry honey, not right now.”
“I AM doing this, NOW.”
“OK, I honor myself; I will slow down.”
Some get stronger feedback, until we are SLAPPED / stopped.
Hard and fast.
Some get stronger with diligent patience,
(unless of course we get weaker, and (more) frustrated.)
Both recover in time, but a time
not set by us. (Maybe not even in this lifetime.)
How does one discover how to live
in those in-betweens?
Those spaces without the comforting
illusion of Control?
We learn to let go
(and never give up).