Another installation of #BlogElul
Observe judgment welling up inside of you
Observe judgment indiscriminately condemning any and all
Observe its false sense of rightness and insight
Observe the hardening effect in your ribcage as it locks the windows of your heart.
Observe fear washing over you
Observe fear quickening your pulse
Turning your stomach
Begging your feet to run as fast as you possibly can.
Observe change announcing itself from every pore of your body
From every corner of your being
From every facet of your soul.
Observe change showing you a slideshow of past selves
Of old hairdos and sweaters
Of old glances and shoes.
Observe love filling your body and soul
Observe love softening you
Allowing, even beckoning you, to emerge.
Observe love reassuring you that connecting is what we’re here to do
That who and what we love will be here for us tomorrow
So that we can unafraid be here for them and for ourselves today.
Observe this strange and compelling incarnation
That journeys through the world in endless possibility
Perpetually dancing between solitude and merger
Between the many, the one, and the nothing.