This I Believed. ~ Michelle Margaret {Poem}

Via
on Jan 11, 2014
get elephant's newsletter

what I believe \ image by lynnhasselberger

I used to believe in heaven above and hell below.

Fate and flawless soul mates.
Manifesting my destination.
Jesus Christ.

I’ve believed in Brahman and Atman and Santa.
Holy Mary, Mother of God.
One Truth, Many Paths.
To each her own.

Now I believe in Life.
What I see and hear and experience.
I believe what I read—sometimes.
I’ll believe what you tell me, if it’s true.
I strive to release those dearest beliefs clutched close.
Still, I cherish a few.

Above all: I believe this human birth is precious.

I believe every living being deserves freedom, happiness and health.

I believe anicca can be the vilest enemy or most loyal friend.
(She is flow of constant change; the ceaseless passage of time.)

I believe in magic and miracles, like the ability to be and breathe.

I believe in giving unwrapped gifts of humble kindness and inviting love under the covers with me.

I believe in the infinite supply of creativity in the world and that we are here to inspire and enlighten one another.

I believe in the power of good music and yoga and a warm cup of tea with a friend.

x

Love elephant and want to go steady?

Sign up for our (curated) daily and weekly newsletters!

Editor: Cat Beekmans

Photo: Flickr


3,730 views

About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle is a believer in the power of poetry, circles and stories. She has been practicing yoga for many lifetimes. She shares a tiny cabin with her partner, daughter, cat and dog at Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan highlands where she enjoys writing, reading, playing, teaching, learning, walking in nature and daydreaming. Michelle has been a columnist for elephant journal since 2010. Her mindful, inspiring essays, articles and poems can also be found on The Tattooed Buddha, Rebelle Society, LeanPub, and her site, Yoga Freedom.

Comments

Leave a Reply