I leave the room for goodness still to flow

My hand
is clenched –
gripped tightly
with the thoughts that
bind me to the past.
It’s packed with old assumptions
and regrets, and tightly holds
beliefs that bind
and limit life and lives,
by fears of being seen,
of shining.

I turn my hand around

and let them go.
And in that braver choice,
I leave the room
for goodness still to flow.

© Caroline Johnstone 2017

Do Not Be Afraid To Shine

Do not be afraid to shine.

This world needs what you have to give.
Open up the areas of your being;
Expose them to yourself – to others.
You are valuable.
You are unique.
You have much to give.
Do not be afraid to give it.

As we risk ourselves, we grow.
Each new experience is a risk.
We can try, and maybe fail,
And, as a result, grow-
Or hold back and stagnate.

You have the potential
To be anything you want.
You are free to choose.
You are limited only by your fears.
Let your dreams take over.
Fly with the eagles.
Soar into life.

The world is waiting for you.

© By Fran Watson