It is time….

October 18, 2008 § Leave a comment


to stand still.

It is time to stop running around in circles, to stop ducking and hiding, to stop going back and forth, to stop looking back. It is time to just stand still.

The thing about standing still is that there is always the fear that something is going to knock me down, something is going to knock me out, someone or something is going to carry me far away from where I am, or merely that I will be exposed for all to see.

But the beauty of standing still, standing in the midst of the freezing cold, standing in the midst of the heat, the gusts of winds, and the rain — is that I am still me. I am still standing with myself, still holding onto myself. And all of the winds, the rain, the heat, and the cold just works on refining me to get me to shine ever so brightly.

So, it is time to stand — it is time to stand for what I feel in my gut, what I feel in my heart and not allow my own mind to convince me to walk away from myself. No, my heart and my gut are going to have to rule me from now on…besides, that is how young children operate — from their hearts and their guts. And they fall, get knocked down, get carried away, and even are exposed to other people…but they still smile, laugh, cry, yell, and talk their ways through all of it and continue to stand within themselves. So…..

The time is now.

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