Freezes you in terror startles you to stone

Opens eyes to the fact you are alone

Spasms your whole body tightening your back

Screaming deep inside wanting to attack


Aggression surrounds asks for your hand

Think you can fight so take a stand

Steel yourself like girded rock

Inside ticking tightly wound clock


You realize the tension is you

That will not save the thing you do

It’s giving up not doing more

Letting go not being sure


Accept what’s happening in your life

Cycles we go through serene then strife

Recognize you are not alone

A force walks beside carrying your home


When fearful filled with tears and rage

You turn for counsel very sage

Look to heart find spirit inside

Have faith in wisdom trust have pride


Resist temptation to compare your path

You are unique soak in your bath

Trust lessons and what they reveal

Your journey is to what is real


Is the source of feeling incomplete or inadequate left from before you had your own consciousness and will?

Do you need to update the inner dialogue that generates these feelings and forgive yourself for actions based on childhood programming?

– Stewart Levine ©

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