I spent time with a very dear friend last week
A tortured soul ~ that feels like she’s a freak
I wondered why she felt that way……
She’s generous, wise, and sweet ~
I guess it’s just one of those things, she sighed.
Expectations I’ll never meet.
I should look different, she whispered. People can’t tell I’m strong.
Oh stop that talk right now, I cried.
That’s where you’re very, very wrong.
The expectations of who? I wondered on a sigh.
Well, ~ the shoulds & woulds & coulds, she explained….her eyes no longer dry.
Come to me, my treasured friend and in these arms you’ll find
A fountain of acceptance, from someone true.
I smoothed her hair and hugged her heart ~ so sad she couldn’t see;
How far she’d come. How much she’d learned….and all that bravery.
I get it now!, she said with a smile. I’ll be in charge of me!
Of who I am, of where I go and WHAT I want to be.
Yes, my friend, you see, that’s all there is to say!
I placed the mirror back on the shelf ~ and proudly started my day.
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BJ Neubauer, LMT, ERYT-200 combines her passion for the emotional healing benefits of yoga with a deep knowledge of anatomical body mechanics to provide a safe and nurturing environment in her classes. Currently enrolled in a 500 hour yoga training program, she has studied with Susi Hately exploring pain free movement and Sarah Powers to further understand the profound effects of Yin yoga. BJ is a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner© and has trained extensively with Amy Weintraub. She is also an instructor for people in recovery from chemical addictions and/or addictive behaviors. She divides her time teaching yoga & as an active massage therapist in private practice. To learn more about BJ please visit her website at www.ReneuUYoga.com.
Editor: April Dawn Ricchuito