This I Believed. ~ Michelle Margaret {Poem}

Via on Jan 11, 2014

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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.

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About Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus ("fake-us") is a proponent of natural, lifelong learning through yoga, mindfulness, living, loving and letting go. An avid reader, writer and blogger, she's a longtime lover of words and languages, especially English and Spanish. Today, Michelle is a 34-year-old expat from Austin living at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala with her life partner, daughter and black cat. Michelle is the founder of Yoga Freedom. She learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found Buddha in California at 23. She's written over 250 posts about mindful living on elephant journal since 2010. Her writing also appears on Rebelle Society, Be You Media Group and her blog, Daily Life Practice. Read her memoir, chakra guide or (free!) beginners guide to mindfulness and yoga here, or come on down to Guatemala for a retreat! Connect with Michelle on Google+ or Facebook.

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