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Reclaiming Acceptance

All the words flow out unable to

Postpone death.

The inevitable last breath will

Happen.

This I know.

Which songs will you not ever hear again?

What faces will your mind’s eyes never touch again?

Family, beloved ones, lovers, kind

Strangerfriends,

Flow in, out,

A swallowed sip of spicy, sweet

Momentary lingering,

A fleeting hug holding

A warm imprint

Then

Off inside another experience.

Have I widened the lens to

Pay attention through

A loving gaze?

Vastness,

Shadows,

Shaded by light.

Birds sing unapologetically

Sun warms skin,

Scent of a new day,

Feeling bees buzzing,

Green leaves, shades of green

Climb, quiver everywhere

Clusters of fuchsia, light purple,

White blossoms, lavender flowering

Hopeful plants.

A love prayer I offer

Walking tenderly here in these

Mountains of spring knowing you

No longer wake up to sunshine

Streaming in windows and I will

Not ever

Hold your vibrating voice.

Visceral belonging

Fills my soul, this human being

Inside a

Mandala of planet earth.

Here.

Gone.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a fulltime parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with lovable dog, Layla. Laura is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

6 COMMENTS

    • Thank you so much, Lynn, for your kind words of feedback. I find deep peace in the acceptance of death-my own and others. Frees me to live-here, now with loving kindness, compassion, even joy. Can you share the link to your article which spoke to these ideas? I’d enjoy reading!

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