Her: Holistic Health

As I Surrender

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

words wash over me

“Let yourself feel the ouches that arise in your heart. Let yourself feel them and give them your love and attention.”

i rise up for air, gulping, gasping, reaching for where the shore used to be

“It is love and attention that softens them.”

before the next wave, the next words, pushes me back under

“It’s a way of blessing yourself, of blessing the life that flows through you.”

i struggle for control only to realize it was all an illusion,

the comfort,

the control…

“You’re saying, in so many words, it’s okay. I love all of me. Sh-sh- you’re safe. You’re safe here, in my heart. In my love.” ~Karly Randolph Pitman

as i surrender, going under for one last time.


This quote came to me innocently wrapped in a daily inspirational email and it shook my soul. Quoting John Tarrant, the author also wrote, “Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed.”

It makes me wonder what have I been loving and blessing with my attention lately?

  1. i love the juxtapostion of these words… the imagery… and i have been trying to BE right there. paying attention. and in so so SO many ways lately. my week has been great so far. so much love i owe YOU for that! thank you. xo

  2. what a beautiful post my dear friend. this question is sinking into my heart. it may be time to reorganize my attention. xo

  3. I love the thought about attention….just paying attention…purely is soo sooo powerful….I’m really enjoying the Wading In class – See you there!

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