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To allow the essence of me to meet the essence of you in peeling away the layers and letting go of the myriad of masks that shield our fragile essence

To speak, to hear, to be true each second is to honour what is real even above what is beautiful

To act, to drag what is thought and said into clarified action

To dance in the storm and embrace life in all its complex simplicity – And zen…

To be embedded in the beautiful nothing, the grand void of the insignificant

To notice the nurtured nuance of heartbeat and the tear that slides delicately down a cheek

To reduce life to the exquisite richness of the NOW – to be wholly in the present, starting a new chapter every day

To remove the residue of emotional pain that lingers and controls our souls as we dance naked in the freezing rain

To shatter the heavy casing around our hearts that makes us over protect and let it beat, open so wide in the shadows of divine vulnerability

To risk it all to love and receive love and live completely and unabashedly the moist fertile flower of sensitivity

To engage the mess, the irregular, the faulty in order to embrace and adore the raw

To delicately provoke
To gently confront
To stir and disrupt with discreet sensitivity
To make love with our hearts the insignificant
To honour the beauty of the hidden
To cherish the unseen
To look with clarified eyes what lies beneath
To know that reality is much different often to what appears
To be fearless in the face of toxic agendas
To be defiant in the subversive destruction of impure manipulation
To never yield to what attacks our hearts
To say no to what does not serve us in a positive way
To live honest minute to minute
To be unrelenting in our kindness
To ensure that justice always accompanies our compassion
To be unwavering in assisting our brothers and sisters
To let our essence be seen even in the face of rejection
To live life completely unrestricted from fear
To risk the raw to be real
To be true to self, above all (Shakespeare)
To be strong enough to always be soft
To be free with disrupted clarity
To dream and live a juicy life with power and passion
To be fearless and to live with intention
To live with considered responsibility to enable our humanity to survive in the cyborg age

Do we dare? Do we dare risk it all to be real? Do we dare imagine the opportunity to expose the tender imperfection of our essence to another?

To be only essence as the layers of life disappear and the Diamond Core is all that is left completely exposed and starts to sparkle and speak again

To allow our truth of self to surge up and become the only mode of being and with clarified vision we see with new eyes the great unravelling

T0 reduce our lives to the essentials in order to live life appropriately wild with uninhibited intention with a freedom that is completely deliberate

© Anthea Slade

9 June 2012

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Anthea  Slade

Carlton North, Australia

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To featured in Creative Writing & Poetry 11 June 2012

Thoughts, reflections, desires, dreams, longings, values on my special day June 9.

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