You want him to say this
You expect her to say that
Your soul is tired
And your pain-body emerges
Without fully realizing you’re craving it —
The Affirmation. The Validation:
You’re aware it’s not forthcoming.
So, what do you do?
When you’re desperate for…
The kind that says with gentle eyes…
“Yes, you are seen. And you are good.
I’ve seen what you’ve endured today.
You’ve done well,
You’re doing well, keep going.”
Human beings, so fickle:
Human beings that never see the
Whole picture of your life…
Only the fractured parts.
That make impressions, invite assumptions.
Holy Wow, you realize:
How dependent are other humans
On you too.
For their feelings.
Humans (poor, strange creatures)
Something far greater exists than us
Gently, yet magnificently arresting –
Our Earth. Our home.
Sun. Moon. Sky. Nature.
You look at the sky
And you realize this ever-changing artwork
Is always there
Silently affirming your existence – if you let it.
The Sky for You…
Is sometimes spectacular.
If you’re lucky, the sky will
Take. Your. Breath. Away
And always, ever-present
Looking up, looking beyond
This benevolence blesses you
Delivers the sense of expansion you seek
Just for today…
Let the breeze that touches your face
Be all the affirmation you need.
Just for today…
Let whatever natural beauty …
Unexpected cloud formations
The now-noticed bird-song in the background
Piercing light peeping through trees
Whenever you find yourself searching for
An affirming smile,
A reassuring nod,
Praise from your partner,
positive feedback from a client….
Wonder if there might be another ways for you to feel validated
Beyond the human-kind
It is always there
See it as a gift
And so it shall be.