Green all around me
I sit in a bowl of green
Sunlight dappled trees and plants
Soundtrack of the waterfall and bird calls fill my heart
At peace, at home in my backyard.
This is awful, no?
Retired husband stays home
Now must cope with me.
We hide behind isolating walls, thinking we’re safe.
We dodge our fears and end up missing our dreams.
A cosmic joke, repeated endlessly if we cower.
Do not wave the white flag of surrender to the enemy inside yourself.
Step courageously from behind your hiding place.
Laugh at your self-sabotage until it surrenders and retreats.
Raise the powerful cone of your healing center and out-trick the trickster.
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