Stop trying to heal yourself, fix yourself,
even awaken yourself.
Let go of letting go.
Stop trying to fast-forward the movie of your life,
chasing futures that never seem to arrive.
Instead, bow deeply to yourself as you actually are.
Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your deepest longings,
your fearful thoughts are not mistakes,
and they aren’t asking to be healed.
They are asking to be held. Here, now, lightly
in the loving arms of present awareness.
~ Jeff Foster