Waiting for You!

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Dear Community of Writers and Readers,

Thank you for existing.
Since I began this little blog project in January, I have:

Laughed, cried, celebrated,
Allowed myself to be embraced by virtual arms in cyberspace,
receiving the kindest of words
that have cradled my hurts and given them room for healing.

I have yearned and asked and answered and asked again
Connected with kindred spirits that I may never meet in person, but so what?
To know the essence of a person, their pure creative spirit–this gift is enough for me.

Tonight I read the words of a courageous teacher-poet seeking justice in BC,
A kind soul who writes love notes to herself
and therefore to everyone,
A fellow meditator who is committing to living mindfully,
A poet whose phrases fit together like bass and percussion,
and whose poems leave me feeling like I just heard a really good song…

I read the words of a dancer who encourages us to own our passions
by sharing her own journey back home to her joy,
A visual artist/poet whose soul is clearly of unspeakable depth
and whose imagery leaves me in awe,
A visionary seeker whose poems are each a transcendental experience,
A delightful young lady celebrating one year of blogging and going strong…

I gazed in wonderment at the photographic journey of kindred spirits on a trip to Indonesia,
I read an article shared by a Native American writer who takes time to keep us informed.
Enjoyed the words and drawings of an author/artist whose work glows with spirit
So much to see, to share, to know…

Tonight I read and I read and I read.

And I’m left feeling grateful.  Inspired.
I’m left being reminded that this world is so rich and vast
and that each one of us has something truly special to offer.

If you ever wonder about what you have to share
that is actually worth sharing,
Just be willing to share whatever arises in you,
and know that it is enough!
Don’t wait to be an accomplished musician when each breath is a symphony.
Don’t keep yourself from dancing while your heart beats out a perfect rhythm.
This life asks of you nothing more than to be fully you,
and we’re waiting, we’re waiting for you!

16 responses »

  1. I love that, “We’re waiting for you!” and find myself thinking of bob Dylan’s words in Forever Young, “May your song always be sung.” The world needs everyone to be who they are and share that self with others–a wonderful poem–thank you once again!

    • Thank you for getting it…and for reading all the way to the end! I’m always surprised when I think I’ve written something pretty good and I get far fewer likes than I end up getting on something that I think is just okay. I’m starting to think that the shorter pieces are easier to digest for most people…thanks for being one of the few who actually reads what I write, it means SO MUCH to me Willow. And I’m missing reading your words, by the way.

  2. Oh my goodness, Lorien! I hadn’t been receiving notifications of your posts and thought you were so caught up in Mothering that there just wasn’t time. So I went looking and here you are! What a beautiful site you’ve created (or recreated, I’m thinking) – it’s gorgeous to look at and this post was a feast for the mind. You are so rocking it! I subscribed (again) and hopefully I won’t miss any more of your beautiful musings. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a whack of catching up to do!

    • Haha, it’s great that you have found it now. I just keep writing and writing, so I hadn’t read this post since I had published it and had quite forgotten that I had written it. Thanks for the reblog, that is very kind. ❤ 🙂

  3. I adored this post! I love how you talk about not having to be perfect. It is sometimes hard to look past criticism, to feel like you have something to share, especially as a new author. I found this post to be very inspirational!! Thank you 🙂

    • LIndsay, I’m so glad that you found some inspiration here. I’m pretty much a self-criticism expert, and I agree with you that it is really hard to look past the criticism when you’re daring to share your words out in the big wide world. It’s so helpful, I have found, to connect with lots of different writers who have been there with the anxiety, the doubt, the criticism–it’s so helpful to know that you’re not alone! I hope to see you again soon. Best wishes to you. ❤ 🙂

    • Thank you friend. I am truly grateful for what this community of writers has done for me…given me the space to explore and permission to just be me. I only hope I can provide the same support for other writers who are feeling unsure on their journeys. What a gift it is to be able to create and witness the creations of others. ❤

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