Random Thought

I’ve had a lot of time this week to meditate and think. It has been so aggravating to be stuck in bed again. I hate being stuck in bed. I hate having health issues which are a result of the past trauma I have had. I have chronic migraines (every day), fibromyalgia, and intestinal issues. Having all three are huge road blocks for me. I am trying to be my best self through it all. Have to go to a meeting. Will get back at it right after.

So okay I’m back and that meeting did wonders for me. I know I am not alone. I’m on this journey with other people.

I was just in a meeting and someone shared this poem by Morgan Harper Nicols

Healing is a Journey

How beautiful it is

after everything that has happened,

you have learned the art

of the release.

You have learned what it means

to let go

in a lifetime

filled with unknowns.

It has not been an easy journey for you

and it so hard to make sense

of all you had to go through,

but I just hope you know

you do not have to.

You are allowed to be at peace

no matter the uncertainty you leave behind.

You are allowed to keep talking things out,

you are free to keep taking this day by day

knowing that as you learn more and more of who you are

you are wrapped in endless grace.

You have been through so much,

but there is still more ahead of you,

and with every breath you breathe,

Light will continue to guide you.

So go on,

go on,

go and take

that deep breath

let it remind you

it is okay

to take this

step by step

Healing is a journey,

a journey you did not ask to go on,

but you are traveling right along

and that alone, is everything.

So keep your eyes open,

keep your heart open, too.

This journey is filled with a thousand lessons to learn,

but also abundant Love that shines through.

And it does not matter where you have been

even as recent as yesterday.

You are free to experience a beautiful, meaningful life

right here, in this moment.

And I know you haven’t always seen the greatness

within yourself,

but that does not mean it is not radiant within you, 

your courage,

strength,

beauty,

are still

shining through,

even when it is not apparent to you.

Even when it is not apparent to you.

So when you look in the mirror

I hope you can trust

there is more to you

than what you see,

and you are allowed to pause

and merely be

knowing you are radiant

with strength

and beauty

you can still 

choose to believe

in the deepest

depths of your soul,

even when what you see

seems faulty

and fragmented,

deep within,

you are whole.

Sincerely,

Morgan Harper Nichols

This says exactly why I created recovery in process. Healing is a journey. Recovery is a journey. Beautiful poem.

Published by Lizzie

I'm a trauma survivor on her journey of healing

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