When I can get out of my own way, that is. When I let go and trust. When I look past the wrinkles and the slouching and the frozen and the addictions. When I love myself just as I am. When I forgive the tainted, confused love I received as a child. And as an adult. When I forgive and love anyway. Myself too.
When I can get out of my own way, all kinds of brilliance can shine through. In song and words and dance and ceremony. In parenting and understanding and friendship and love. And I can appreciate the brilliance that shines through others as they get out of their own way and show up in their authentic expression of life.
When I'm shining, the world is more vibrant too. Nature joins me in the dance, twirling and dipping me as I laugh and trust, following her cues to more and more brilliant expression. Birdsong tickles my viscera while waves massage my perception. Hues and textures of plants beckon smiles and compliments while I receive their gifts.
A jungle teeming with possibility. Each leave a story. Each creature an invitation. I am home in this richness, this masterpiece of color and sound, an orgy of expression, making love with the elements, fire and water climaxing in the steamy culmination of breath, grounded in the wisdom of attention.