St Florent compr


By Vicki L. FLaherty

He listens.


Opens his heart

so you have some place

soft to stand.

He wraps himself gently around you

holding all the pieces of you


He asks, what if:

You quit fighting?

You loosened your grip and opened your palms wide?

You invited the noise and chaos in?

You simply let go?

You allowed your heart to speak?

You trusted the wisdom of your inner voice?

You owned your truth with confidence?

He invites you:

Be who you are

Right where you are.


Finding my way out of the vortex – see Into the Vortex

* Photo: St. Florent, Corsica (taken by Vicki L. Flaherty, 2007)


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.

5 responses »

  1. Karin, so glad that you found beauty here. Maureen, it’s great to always have you by my side. The love that underpins this poem is profound. It is about my husband Jim and my brother Mike who gave me perspective I needed to move through a tough time at work (which I wrote about here: I feel I’m growing but not incrementally like a spout expanding into a flower gradually day by day as the sun shines upon it, but more like a baby bird breaking through its tough shell to claim what’s on the other side.

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