Friday, March 2, 2012

Needs Be

I need to breathe.....slowly
On the inhale, not worrying about having to exhale

I need to live.....fully
In the moment, not reliving yesterday or fretting about tomorrow

I need to love.....spiritually and emotionally
To feel completely......on a higher plane

I need to be loved........accepted
Speaking and acting, without fear of judgement

I need to communicate.......openly
Words flowing freely, unfiltered and raw

I need to laugh......from a primal place
Often and deeply, until it hurts

I need to see......clearly
Striving for objectivity,  even while standing in the fog

I need to be me.....completely
In whatever form that may appear, at any given moment in time


  1. They are great needs. The needs about 'words' are, for me, the most challenging. I definitely understand this need for the words to be raw and free-flowing but I think I truly have been trained to think carefully about my word choices. This does mean that some thoughts are held in and that bothers me. But, one way to check on this is to hold onto them for a day or two and decide only then if I truly *must* set them free.

  2. Hi Vesta....these days the only "words" I try to hold in are those that may be perceived as hurtful to someone.

    I find that, for the most part, people appreciate hearing those words that others tend to think, but not speak.

    It works both ways; when someone is brutally upfront and honest with me, I admire the quality and appreciate the honesty.

  3. This is written in a really lovely way.