Take Your Time / by Loren Wheeler

 

 

Take your time

Enjoy the unwinding

Put on something a bit more comfortable

And just let the water take you downstream

If only for today

 

We must respect people where they are at

Resistance comes when force is placed upon an organic body

By feeling into the body and honoring from whence it has come,

With all the experiences that make up its beingness,

From there we can begin to introduce new possibilities of being

Stretching and opening into a new way

 

There is a potent form of release available when honoring is the first step

When we have relationships with others, there must be a mutual respect.

Saying: we are two individuals with unique experiences of living

Coming together to reach a new understanding of what it means to be alive

With all of our skills, attunements, awareness, and ways of being

We come together to expand into a greater understanding of what it means to live,

And to open to what new possibilities exist.

 

I say this because:

It is suffering to live solely within what is known.

It is a kind of death to only operate within a given field of experience,

Never opening to the possibility that there may be other potential realities available to us

By operating this way, we either perfectly fit within what we already know

Or we decrease the scope of what is known,

Always becoming slightly smaller by never stretching

 

However-and it is up to every individual to discover for themselves the truth of this statement-

There is a greater liberation in expanding beyond the known universe

And by this I mean:

Softening in an area to allow for greater flexibility

Opening in one area to give something or someone the benefit of the doubt,

That maybe it is true what they say

Maybe this other person is right

When they speak of that which I do not know

Maybe I can, at least temporarily, allow for what they say to be true,

Within my current understanding of the cosmos.

 

With one allowance come others, and many others follow after these.

 

There’s no rush: take all the time you wish

Stretch marks can be somewhat permanent and leave a lasting impression

Take time, and enjoy the process, as you realize

That growing more flexible is the desirable way

That opening and relaxing does indeed bring the relief that you seek

That the work that has brought you to this moment in time can now soften,

And relax,

In the warm glow of an understanding of the new.

 

Take your time

Enjoy the unwinding

Put on something a bit more comfortable

And just let the water take you downstream

If only for today