The Dawn of Discomfort

lotus

In shortness of breath

Trust the dance and awakening that comes from the dawn of your discomfort

As your chest clenches in tight

When silence screams and white noise grates on every last nerve

As feelings are choked off from placid flow

Offer your silent gratitude in the uneasiness of it all

Your heart is fighting to burst open

Like a lotus flower you are destined from seed

To grow through the mud in order to reach full bloom

When your body’s calm seems to be aggressively locked away and directionless thoughts in a fast paced race

An exhausting marathon you don’t recall wanting to enter

Respect the scenery and feel each step you take

Walk a path that is lit with simplicity and mindfulness along the way

Embrace your intellectual mind and stop to give it a warm hello

It is only running so fast in search of your authentic soul

In the damp and darkness when your body won’t sit still

When you wish you could climb out of your own skin, not sure you can handle any more

Don’t run away

Don’t try to hide

Lean in as far as you can and dive in to the waters below

Tuck blind faith under your arms with age and experience they will help you float

Trust the salt to heal your spirit and unneccessary sores

Relax in to your buoyancy when needing peace and rest

Lay your head on the lap of the trusted love of who you are at your core

For the discomfort you feel that is waking you up at night

Is simply your heart reminding you to always shine your beautiful light

~Alisa Hutton

17 thoughts on “The Dawn of Discomfort

  1. Alisa, these two lines were very evocative to me.

    “Walk a path that is lit with simplicity and mindfulness along the way”

    “Tuck blind faith under your arms with age and experience they will help you float”

    Sometimes it is best to keep it simple and just do. This will sound strange, but there is a line that comes to mind from the baseball movie “Bull Durham,” with Kevin Costner as a veteran catcher telling his wild, young pitcher played by Tim Robbins the following advice on the mound “Don’t think, just throw.”

    Well done, my dear, Keith

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