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Start with Yourself


Laugh when together in ways you will always remember,
as you may, the ones with whom you have cried.
Love with a courageous heart
that lives to express what’s inside.
Play with the abandon of a child
who not only is "in the moment," but "is" the moment.
Open in each day as the flowers open
to receive all that is available.
Your receiving is up to you and comes
with the power and abundance of your "Yes!"
In the mind, it has seemed difficult, complex.
Let it be easy. It is already simple.
Love again and again with all your heart
Loving is making room for the unloved
to move out of its frozen place.
Loving is allowing so called mistakes
and holding attention on intention.
Loving results in feeling O.K. about asking for help.
Forgive with the same conviction and fullness
with which you may have resisted love.
Start with yourself. You are at the top of the list
of those who benefit most from your forgiveness.
Look for and find many things
to be thankful for each day.
Live as your Self, genuinely...


Matisha ~ January 17, 1998
© 1998 Matisha

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