Morning Love Letter (August 8, 2016)

Keeping pace is a figment of my imagination.
I can only move as fast as I meant to go.

The subway may be delayed.

My legs may get tired.

My mind may need a breath.

You may stop me in your tracks
with a question, a complaint, or a hug.

I can push all I want,
but there is no farther and beyond and more and insistence
as that control is outside my scope.

I resign myself to the strength and knowing of a force

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Morning Love Letter (August 1, 2016)

I seek out definition in the path

and expect cla2016-07-20 11.32.39rity.

With choice at my left and my right,
I flounder.
So I stop, right where I am, and land firmly on the ground,

both feet paused,

hands loose and open,
mind present.
“Take me where I need to go,” I pray,
with no sense for what the next step will bring.
The woods are dense,
the light sporadic and warm,
the intensity nearly palpable.

I seek out definition in the path
and expect clarity.

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My butterfly self (July 26, 2016)

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I beared witness
to what is,

and I did so without judgement or shame.

And in that open space of looking with honest eyes,
without any expectation that it would lead to anything more than that in and
of itself,
I allowed my caterpillar self to become

a butterfly

with wings healing, heart broken open, and forever arriving

on the other side of my own

commitment to exploration,

Your Higher Self

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Art in process (July 18, 2016)

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2016-07-17 14.49.05And in the day I see
imperfections
and mend my way through
freedom and heartbreak,

knowing all the while

I am forgiven
into the shoreline,
letting the murky water sweep over me

again and again,

until visibly clean and forever art in process,

Your Higher Self

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No expectations (July 11, 2016)

I (we) envision myself(ves)
gliding through the hours,

letting go of expectations and of how I (we) want others to be.

I (we) pray for the strength to accept what I (we) can,
the bravery to stare down what I (we) cannot control,

and the grace, foresight, and miracle of knowing that difference.

My (our) heart(s) break(s) so many times over,
and I (we) pick up the pieces and start again.
I (we) doubt the painful mess was ever worth it to begin with,

so I (we) pray for the courage to live inside that difference.

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Freedom is (July 4, 2016)

Freedom is
a state of mind,
the way of acceptance, and

traveling on the road to now.

With the dirt resting at the edge between my
clean socks and my ankle,
I feel the joy of a moment well spent,

on my bike,

whole and open and alive,
riding
because I can.

Your Higher Self

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Freedom (June 27, 2016)

Freedom is in the mind and can be found

in dark corners

where light aches to be.

Seek it out,

Your Higher Self

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A life of boxes (June 20, 2016)

Whether we know it or not,
life is a continuum of packing and unpacking boxes,

of the physical, spiritual, and emotional kind.

Don’t panic by these changes.
They are here for your much needed evolution.
Divine as you are,

here on this earth you have come,

to witness, to engage, to ache, to yearn, and to love.
Come face to face with your boxes,
the ones where you put last year’s sweaters and next year’s dreams,
and look at all of them with the presence of a full morning.
When you move into a new home,
let go of expectations and pains,
and gently place inside those boxes

what you hope to carry with you on your journey

and who you plan to be(come).
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Morning Love Letter (June 13, 2016)

Every morning I open the blinds,

and I let in the light,

I let in the light,
not because I have to
but because I know it’s who I was

born to be.

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Morning Love Letter (June 6, 2016)

Sometimes the best you can do is
get out of bed
and take it one minute at a time.

And that’s all right,

and that’s all right,

you are loved all the same,

Your Higher Self

A TECHNICAL NOTE FROM THE MORNING LOVE LETTER TEAM:
Starting next week I will be writing to you from meredith@morningloveletter.com. Add that email address to your address book, or check your spam inbox if you don’t see your love letter waiting for you.

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