I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.
I once was proud of who I was and
it showed in my smile.
I was energetic and laughed easily and often.
Over time I believed that I needed to fit in
to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light
to be accepted by others
who have lost contact with their own magical self
Now what and who I have turned into?
I am consumed by shame, guilt, grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly
with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.
Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying...
“Oh no”, “I can’t”, “ don’t wanna”.
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.
Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.
I now use my strong voice to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice to express my truth.
I now take pride in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped the heavy baggage.
I now stand tall and bright.
Welcome to wise, curious, playful
Copyright . 2012 by Shervin Hojat