Here is a free writing that I wrote at a workshop titled, “The Yoga of Writing and Creativity,” with Albert Flynn DeSilver in May 2016. We were to pick 1 or 2 words from a list he gave us. I picked water.
The water within me
gushing, big wave, leaves the heart chamber
rushing with power and energy, explosive crashing
white and frothy
running and rushing to momentary stillness
laps back into with quiet calm
not pushing against but a calling
a drawing, a magnetism that isn’t to be fought against
where strength meets vulnerability
release and giving into the moment
free to rush with power
free to retreat with the same energy directed at the release
it looks weak. it looks less powerful but the strength is built by this lapping back into itself
I am not giving in or giving up
I am gathering.