someone asked me to write a personal manifesto in the present tense and this is what came out

i want to live fully
completely
alive

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to do so, i will love
with an open heart

i will delve to the depths
wrangling free the parts
i long discouraged

i will photograph bodies
i will speak without the heaviness of filters
i will dance lively
i will sing freely
i will hug endlessly
i will nurture myself with yoga, plants, sunshine, rest and play
in order to nurture others, completely

i will listen actively
and give advice when advice is asked for

i will hold onto self integrity
but expect nothing from others
unless it is necessary
in which case
I WILL ASK for the things i need
and do so without judgement
or expectation

i will strip myself of those useless critiques
useless judgements
useless
mean
comments

i will cultivate a safe space for myself and others
i will stretch my body and mind in quiet spaces

i will hoop circles to purify
i will hike mountains to strengthen
i will greet the sun and kiss the moon goodnight

i will sleep enough to be human
and watch the night sky shift to dawn
enough to remember my soul

i am moving
toward all that
i ever wanted
and all that
i ever was

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This entry was published on May 19, 2013 at 11:19 am. It’s filed under creativity, dreams and things, emotions and stuff, happy heart, happy life, life, personal stories, photography, poetry, rambles and writing, silly things, words, writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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