A manifesto, a poem, an inspiration, who knows? Sharing the words that came to me while walking with the trees.
Her Transformation to Truth
She emerged from hibernation less like a bear and more like a butterfly.
Transformed, she now sparkled with color.
Opening her wings to fly,
Maybe for the first time ever,
She was truly free of all that weighed her down.
She considered the time spent within well worth it.
For the world in front of her was somehow different.
Although things were in the same places, she didn’t view them the same. There was more color, more texture and so many things she had never truly noticed before. Her post-hibernation world was ablaze with wonder.
She saw raw beauty in all places. Found joy in each moment. Let hope fill her every in-breath. And as she acknowledged this, trust began to grow again in her heart.
She would no longer live a life of pretend to make others feel better. It had never suited her.
And keeping up the pretend only confused her more.
From this moment on she knew she would remain at truth. Always. And if the truth did not please others, she’d speak it boldly anyway, or she would stand strong and silent if she thought it best, as long as doing so did not compromise her soul.
She understood that truth would remain her constant and trusted companion—would serve as her guiding light, and the familiar voices of doubt and indecision would find nothing to argue with if she did.
As she embraced her new world, she wisely realized that truth was the solid ground on which she would begin to grow into the best version of herself.