Resisting the Return of the Leviathan
Standing strong, being true to your genuine self.
That which was once smashing, ripping
a formidable force not to be restrained,
was buried / yet sometimes, still
more quietly though, finds its way out of the abyss.
Faltering in the remnants
of a powerful force of a Leviathan, in the mind,
still haunts / restraining
determined to disrupt the peace of the psyche.
In a lapse of free thinking, of free-will
the compass of the mind
can be insidiously challenged
despite a genuine voice striving diligently to remember itself and be.
Subtle turns of the compass find the right winds
on the ship harboured in mind and soul
a shift in direction following the natural course
hears the wind of the spirit, enriching the soul.
the prepared mind / fortune favours
— phrased Pasteur
Clear clouds once again reveal the diamonds
calming the inner storm
accepting such is life / a series of awakenings
soothing connections / congruency by adjusting the sails
Permit a natural fortitude
that flows / when let be
frees the voice
permitting self to say, it’s ok, be yourself.
When with intentional effort
being a true guide of doing, of thinking
quality is never an accident.
Maybe a psychological battle with the Leviathan
is not the answer / long-term
although symbolic in momentary soothing
maybe I could let the Leviathan be, like I want to be, free to be me
maybe free the flow of positive energies of who I am
maybe I could connect with the Leviathan
just say hello to that monster under my bed
maybe I could permit my ethics to smoothly guide me, naturally
maybe nothing owns me and I own nothing
maybe I can feel, be, love, share, with my conscious authentic self
by removing the shroud that hides the luster in my eyes, mind, heart and soul
so I can more clearly perceive the light of the new
being true to that strength and goodness that comes from within.
Accept. Breath. Smile.
So it is.
And, so it shall be.
I like how that sounds already.
© 2019 Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology writer/artist/teacher
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