not long after finding
my belonging ~
i have to let it go,
trust that wherever i am,
is meant to be

i let the sense of community
form around me,
even while i miss being
with my friends,
and going to them,
the people who i care for –

going to the places i know

bring me joy and
help form me

those places must be all around
and inside me, too.

knowing recovery
is an act of self love
that sometimes requires giving up
certain medicines for others

and uncertainty nurtures me, too.

How can it be any other way? As I practice, so I pave the way.

10 thoughts on “Belonging

  1. Loved the lines “those places must be all around and inside me, too.”

    No matter where we go, what we do, we are never alone.. Learning to be comfortable with who we are where ever we may be.. And trusting is the key.. That we are where we are meant.. right at this very moment.. ❤ ❤ ❤
    Love to you dear Ka..

    1. Thank you, Sue! This is so true that we are never alone, even at times if we feel we are. Sometimes my poems transform the illusion or transmute the waving emotion ^ and so you are right: we are right where we are meant to be, and Really appreciate your noting this moment to moment as the ‘trust’ key 🔑 . Being flexible in the moment shows us our belonging as well as reflecting on and accepting either comfort or discomfort as need be. It’s a changing and transforming awareness. Thank you for noting the lines that spoke most to you. Have a beautiful day 💗 xo

  2. Recovery is an act of self love that naturally sends ripples of love out into the world. I’m inspired by your courage and sending big hugs for the road ahead. May it be a wonderful adventure! ❤

    1. Thank you, JoAnna ~
      Since this healing poem was written,
      all has been moving along quite well in my world. Sometimes I write for reasons that aren’t about me, but stem from an experience or an emotion that I am transmuting. Such is art! Thank you so much for your well-wishes. My health has improved so much since my medical scare last week on Valentine’s Day, in case you didn’t see my prior post, “Traversing the Wheel.” I will be returning to seeing my own patients and finishing up my term at school. Hopefully more poems come, so I can connect with people who need to hear them – part of the reason why I write in a sort of “Rohrscach-like” way, as some of my poems have been called by people who know me in real life, I can reach more people. I see the emotions and experiences as universal and the transmuting of the experience can be very therapeutic. Aloha! 💗 My return, and “renewed” adventure, has begun! May all be well for any who seek belonging & purpose in this life.

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