Free your heart and your mind will follow. The fetters are chains forged by endless suffering. Yet allow yourself to feel again and the soil will become fallow. As the emotions pass, you will be free at last.
I once longed to be completely free from the trauma. To be done with all the drama. Soon overwhelmed, depression and anxiety like torrents assaulted my mind. If I could but turn it off, I thought I would be fine.
Then I found another way. I allowed the emotions have their sway. I felt the pain like pounding rain
My mind screamed, "Will the currents carry me away?"
My heart whispered, "Stay steady, the flash floods will pass. In the trickle, I felt peace at last.
Again, I heard the songbird sing. The flowers bloomed oh colors so bright. The butterfly smiled. On my shoulder it did alight. The ray broached the clouds and filled my soul. At that moment I was whole.
My mind flashed, "Will floods return? Will you succumb?
MY heart soothed, "Both pain and pleasure can be life's treasures. Though you don't see, you may learn to just BE."
Little Robin spread your wings and fly. I know you belong to the sky. May the fetters fall and set your heart free.