A sadness imbued her spirit. As if an ache had hollowed out her soul.
She longed for joy. To know its force as her own.
And yet the ache had numbed her too long.
Hurts long harbored from the past. Guarded her.
She awoke to find fear already gripped her.
Te’ was creating a website. Building her “platform” with social media and blogging.
With every day it felt like a sentence. Doing time. Seemingly unable to complete the task at hand.
Yet everyday she seemed to avoid delving in. Afraid that she did not know what she was doing.
But she did. She was brave. She was vulnerable and courageous!
She stood and faced her fears.
Vulnerability catching her expression of longing.
Today she had also found her own courage. Courage to face her fear once again.
The fear of exposing her self. Of sharing. Of her longing to let herself feel comfortable being exposed.
Exposed to her dreams. That having taken flight, now fluttered around her.
Would she beckon herself and her dreams back to safety? Was holding them tightly, safe?
She had much to trust. Much to be with. And herself to embrace.
With all her courage. She saw her fears and gave them a moment.
As she murmured soothing words to her soul. Joy began to dance within her.
She was free once again to experience her soul’s Triumph!
©2013 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from “Her Soul’s Triumph” From the upcoming book: HIGH FIVE TO TRIUMPH
Photo ©2009 Alan Kowalski: Reflective Te’: Big Salmon, “River of No Return,” Riggins, ID