Nothing Grows in the Dark


Nothing Grows in the Dark
by Vicki L. Flaherty

Listen to the inner voice.
Let its wisdom

penetrate your being.

Open to the light
so hungry
to wash over you

and fill the dark spaces.
See the truth
buried under the rubble
of hollow stories
built on the foundation
of fear.
Let yourself blossom
in the gentle acceptance
of who you are
just as you are
whole, beautiful, amazing
so worthy
of the warmth and love
that waits for you.
and move
toward the vibrantly alive
life that is yours.


About Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing, gardening, photography, or my work. Running and yoga enrich my being. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

4 responses »

  1. David, Karen and Yvonne, so glad you found it beautiful. It was a beautiful experience writing it…the way it just came to me, flowed through me, and felt so ‘right’ to put to paper.

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