“Often, those most willing to condemn the actions of others have long lost touch with their own essence; otherwise, they would have more compassion and understanding.”  — Michael Meade

What if, whenever someone judges others,

tries and convicts, condemns them in one sweeping glance,

I stand unflinching and hear their true cry for help?

What if I could simply be a mirror,

letting the missiles they fire

slide off me like water?

There is no healing in reaction,

and those in pain sometimes have the most exquisitely

honed aim, designed to keep

potential allies and rescue workers

cringing in their own discomfort.

What will it take for me to stand raw,

open, authentic,

and say:

Thank you for delivering

this distressing lesson;

for your courage

to keep your soul mission dominant

even when calling me to wake

involves injecting poison.

Thank you for believing in my strength

to administer the antidote —

the heart-opening, mind-clearing compassion

for the path both of us are taking

in this very present moment.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: dominant



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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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