I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.
I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.
Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.
Now what and who I have turned into?
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.
Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.
Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.
I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.
I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.
I now stand tall and bright.
Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.
Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat
.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”
Photot credit: DECODIR