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December 15, 2017

To Those of us who are finally Following our Intuition. {Poem}

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We thought we should resist it—our life.

We thought we should ignore that voice inside,
and instead listen to reason
and someone else’s drive.

We thought we should say yes,
when we actually should have said no.

Now though,
we do just what feels right.

We trust this knowing
that resides inside.

And, we don’t need to fight ourselves anymore.

We used to deliberate whether our wisdom was correct—
is our vision honest and true?

But after trial and error,
not listening and proceeding anyway,
we’ve come to the conclusion
that this voice inside of us
is absolutely sure.

This gut of ours is true.

And so, we listen…

And we believe in the correctness
of first impressions,
and insights,
and whispered words from our guides…
and even those subtle notes played to us by the sea.

And a weight has lifted from us,
And much pain left our bodies too.

We’ve finally said to this self:

“I’m sorry.”

We’ve finally said to this body:

“I love you.”

As we’ve finally realized that grace and forgiveness are the same thing,
we’ve also accepted whatever harm we may have caused ourselves
for all that time and suffering when we were simply trying to live someone else’s dream.

We said, instead:
“I see you…I love you…”

We’ve finally realized that grace and forgiveness are the same thing.

We thought we should resist it—
our life.

Now though,
we do just what feels right.
We trust.

And we attempt to arrive everywhere,
fully 
and completely.

~

Relephant:

To the Lionesses: Remember that you are Wild, Strong & Free.

~

Author: Sarah Norrad
Image: Instagram @sarah.norrad
Editor: Yoli Ramazzina
Copy editor: Nicole Cameron
Social editor: Lindsey Block

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