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Heart light

We witness
our lives
through the filters
of our hearts
and minds

We are the products
of our environments
and our experiences

When we open
to the possibility
of what could be
and let go
the necessity
of what should be
we embrace our lives
as a becoming
and begin
to become masters
of our own destinies

Judgement
lives on the doorsteps
of those who know best
yet each persons destiny
is not confined
to any one recipe
any one product
of right-ness

Our journeys
are fraught
with wrong turns
forked roads
and multiple choices

Our karma
sees no rhyme
nor reason
to our fortune

Our spirituality
guides our hand
and our path

Our moral compass
our choices

It’s not our eyes
that see
but our filters

Our filters
are created
by our families
by our communities
by our religions
by our emotions

It’s like wearing sunglasses
over our heart

Filters are designed
to keep children alive
The do’s and the don’ts
of safety and riskless living

Filters and labels
box our world
into the illusion of control
where human beings
feel safe from the anxiety
of life and living

And now that I’m grown
what will happen
if I take the sunglasses
off my heart?

Well for one
the colours will be brighter
the experiences richer
other people will blend
into one colour,
red blooded
Love will come
and love will go
but there will always be love
and you will always be loveable
The earth will be vulnerable
and you may be brought to tears
by beauty
at inopportune moments
It is a risk
that’s for sure

And if I live my life
wearing filters?

You will feel safe
in your right-ness
and you will always know
what everything is
as you’ll label it
even when you’re not sure

I think I want to
throw open the windows
and let the sun shine in

Sounds like a plan
There’s nothing wrong with filters
it’s just good
to be aware you’ve got them
as then
you’ve got a choice
whether you wear them or not

I want to turn on my heart light

That’s a brave thing to do

Isn’t it time?

© wildwomenlove poetry
08.04.10

Heart light

wildwomenlove

ADELAIDE, Australia

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