the only resolutions you will ever need (new audio poetry 4:35)

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Here is another angel who sprang from my hand not too long ago, here accompanying a piece posted previously as “the promises I make myself” and now appearing in audio form for the first time. Align yourself with these promises in 2017 and everything else will take care of itself with ease and grace…

I promise to walk the path I always knew
deep inside, was mine,
even when I was blinded by interference
brain-fogged by hypnotic illusion
or momentarily forgot my way

I will remember that the map
is etched upon my soul
and readily accessible
anytime I choose

I promise to trust the inklings
of my heart and the urgings
of my spirit
without hesitation

I will invite my mind
to the party as well,
recognizing that integration of
my human and higher selves
is at my command

I promise myself to listen more,
to talk less, and in every moment possible
to speak my truth

Knowing full well that others may not hear it,
understand it, appreciate or value it,
I promise to speak it anyway

I promise to uphold my agreements
with integrity,
to eschew contrivance, seduction,
or manipulation

When I feel myself leaning
in the wrong direction,
I will instantly even my keel
or simply remove myself
from the conversation

At the end of the day,
I will honor and cherish
the face I see in the mirror

To a will greater than my own,
I resolve to surrender any
remaining ancient fears of
being too small or too large,
any dis-ease rooted in
the fear of abandonment,
the fear of being forsaken,
the consideration that stepping
into the depth of my full power
brings with it shame, guilt,
or the prospect of terror
and annihilation

In corners where fear once dwelled,
I will plant the seeds
of unconditional love

I promise to be gentle with myself
and merciful,
to satisfy my own needs and desires
at least as fully as I seek to satisfy
the needs and desires of others

I will remember that self-love
is not selfish,
that when refreshed, nurtured,
nourished, and grounded,
I am able to offer a profound gift
to all those around me

And I will remember to be open
to receiving the same

I promise to recognize that each
and every one I know
and don’t know,
is on a path of her or his
own creation

I will seek to respect
without judgment
the entire spectrum
of journeys and outcomes
that comprise each and every
experience of human evolution

I will choose compassion
for its own sake

And in so doing, I will discover
that within my own being
resides a universe
larger than I can ever fathom

When all is said and done
I promise to remember that nothing
is truly ever said or done,
that existence moves on
with or without me,
and that even the most
stringent promise
is but a whisper on the wind
and a footprint in the sand

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