Softly, softly the tender heart
aching with a sensitivity that longs to be cradled.
Pause, here in this moment.
Don’t turn away to the escape of distraction.
Your to do list can wait.
So can your emails, messages, notifications
and everything else that’s happening in the outside world,
especially everything in the social sphere.
Here now is your overdue task:
Loving your own heart exactly as it is with all it’s pain, fear, confusion and sadness.
Stay here, and love your heart.
Don’t turn away.
Don’t abandon it
because you don’t know what to do with everything that you’re feeling,
or how to make the feelings stop or go away.
Instead stay here and be tender.
Hold your heart as you would hold a scared or crying child.
Love it gently and relentlessly so it can rest safe in your own care,
so that everything it’s really not can dissolve
back into the angelic arms of your own love.
With love and courage,