A Reflection Along the Inward Way

When discomfort arises
emotional, physical or mental
I need not run
from unpleasant sensations
or numb myself
with food, television -
external “medicine” I may perceive
as relief for the pain.

I ground myself instead
Feel my breath
Feel the earth below
and Divinity all around.
I touch the sensations,
the stream of thoughts
with my awareness.
I choose
to simply be with myself
as I am
Whatever calls for my attention
eases, relaxes.
I am well
All is well with me.

From:  Reflections Along the Inward Way,
by Patrice Borst Ficken ©2021 Soul Care Connections