'May have slipped, but these are
What Intentions you may have missed,
Lost in translation through our own filtering.'
Not pissed off,
Just honing in on what I own.
Not attacking you,
Just standing on my own two feet,
Planted in my soul.
Not judging you,
Just stating from my experience.
Not mocking you,
Just becoming my own person,
Having some laughs at my own lessons.
Not angered and bitter,
Just coming to terms with lessons,
By my own experiential means, learned,
And enforced through healthy boundaries…
Not being rude or inconsiderate,
Just respecting my heart truths,
As each moment and action,
Unfolds, being really here for myself,
Before I can be there for others…
Not for or against negativity,
Just as light, just as dark,
Each holds beauty and balance.
Not provoking division,
Just as I am not against you,
I am not for coercion of force,
Egotistic warfare, manipulations,
Of any form of making someone
Or myself conform to outer dictation,
Or any abuse outside in, or carried out for someone,
But always for personal activism of heart,
Of our own light, truth, that brings no actual
Harm to anyone, but maybe just slightly,
damages/changes ignorant, arrogant pride…
Not trying to slander anyone in sharing my story,
Just speaking and living my truth,
No matter who that offends, upsets, and realizing,
Consistently every connect and disconnect,
I am not responsible for how others take it,
Or choose to see, hear, think, feel, or misunderstand it,
This is my life, my journey, my own interpretations,
Of experiences thus far…
Not living up to your expectations,
Just being my own person, this body,
My own human being, honoring every dip,
Low, high, curve, valley, hill, edge, slip up,
Success, as I go.
Getting better at it, every moment, every day,
One step at a time,
Not placing brackets, limits, deadlines,
Shame, blame, projections, resentments or grudges,
Every which way, even when confused, frustrated,
Choosing Love every step of the way,
Not to what you think is ideal or what I should do,
But always in accordance to what I choose,
What I believe, what I think, what I say,
Without needing your permission,
To be supportive of my own heart,
And yours while me being me.
Always allowing others to be the same for them,
Interpreting as you choose,
Even if we disagree,
Even if we agree,
There will always be blessed lessons,
To experience, sort through, overcome,
So the beef you think is with me,
Because I am not you,
I am who I think and know myself to be..
I know my worth,
I know I am already enough,
And as with life being my own,
I choose what matters,
There is truly a gigantic amount,
That gets lost in translation.
Each of us sense differently,
So what is going on inside of you that no one knows,
Is how you read what someone else says, shows, voices,
We all create, handle, and define differently,
Be as you choose to be.
I am not responsible for your being, you,
The How, what, who, when, why, where,
Are yours, just like mine are mine.
We decide, We act, We think, WE believe,
We say, We do, We live, We learn,
We understand, we hear, we experience.
I am only responsible for me.
We all make mistakes,
We all misunderstand things that's how we
find out about ourselves and learn,
We all have fears,
We all have something within us,
Guiding us, with filters,
On and through,
Our eyes & ears,
That is within us,
To carry or draw or express or live out...
Choose heart centered,
Choose love, light, truth,
to soften or harden,
As to live life,
As to learn life,
As you choose to be,
So does it pave who we become.
Live and let be,
Learn and let be,
Love lets all be…
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror
So let's be,
To live without explanations, expectations,
As light, love, life,
And truth can be.
So we be,
Not in conflict,
Just celebrated for the beautiful,
In our own diversity,
loved and lived,
To let all be,
As we let be,
Here, and every moment
That comes, embraced.
I am originally from British Columbia Canada, but have lived in Iowa, USA, for several years. Mom of four, Married and Hello, I am