At the start of the year, I wrote a Leading with Intention blog post on Awakening. A delicious place to start the year, with a kind of unfolding….the kind of opening that happens when I am on the beach. Maybe it’s the way my sense are alive watching the waves roll in, smelling the delicious salt air, feeling the warm sand under my feet and the tender breeze brushing my skin, able to breathe deep and relaxed. In this place of connection with my deepest self, a sense of calm comes over me.
Sometimes I long to connect with that feeling, and when I have trouble finding it , I am drawn to a poem I wrote during my recovery called Awakening. This soothing poem grew out of a prayer of sorts that I found myself repeating during my quiet reflective morning time. I’ve had the courage to recite it for a couple of different business groups as my way of inviting people to bring both their minds and their hearts to work. One organization has included it in their onboarding manual. How awesome for a business to encourage the kind of presence suggested by the poem.
So here it is…may you be invited to a place of calm and wholeness where life is full of possibility.
By Vicki L. Flaherty
I see with clarity.
I hear what people are saying.
I feel the energy around me.
I speak in the direction of truth.
I find power within me.
I breathe into the world.
And, I awaken.
© Vicki Flaherty, Mostly My Heart Sings, 2012