Accept what is.

Let go of what was

Have faith in what will be.

By Sonia Rico


Self-Observation Without Judgment


Release the harsh and pointed inner

voice.  It's just a throwback to the past,

and holds no truth about this moment.


Let go of self-judgment, the old,

learned ways of beating yourself up

for each imagined inadequacy.


Allow the dialogue within the mind

to grow friendlier, and quiet.  Shift

out of inner criticism and life

suddenly looks very different.


I can say this only because I make

the choice a hundred times a day

to release the voice that refuses to

acknowledge the real me.


What's needed here isn't more

prodding toward perfection, but

intimacy--seeing clearly, and

embracing what I see.


Love, not judgment, sows the

seeds of tranquility and change.


by Danna Faulds