I will not step into the cage of my past

defining myself by what has gone

by the marks on my canvas

made in another time and place

for I am an ongoing work in process

each stroke valuable to the whole of the picture

I will not become trapped in the grooves of the past

repeating, like a record needle stuck

but remain fluid, ever evolving,

moving onward, constantly

recreating myself anew.


ggw_bach said...

beautifully said. We can only move forward ... bravely ... tackling the issues as they present themselves. The more we dwell in the the past, the more our fotward motion is restricted. Experiences are there to become stories for our friends, not chains on ourselves :-)


Susannah said...

I like that - "experiences are there to become stories for our friends"

Thanks very much for the comment :-)

Joyce Mason said...

I love this poem, Susannah. It speaks to me so much right now! Thank you for sharing it.

Susannah said...

Thanks very much for dropping by Joyce. :-)

Oriana said...

This poem really speaks to me, especially the end: "constantly
recreating myself anew." That is a gift to be able to see a path out of the ruts, to be able to reinvent yourself over and over. I also adore this image--VERY powerful, at once both a cleansing and a rebirth, a testament to the power of water in our lives--and I'm guessing, the allure of water in your own.

tamara hellgren said...

I like it--it reminds me of one of the things they always say on my favorite yoda DVDs:

"Your body is a work in progress. With each breath, be new."

Applies to life as well! Thanks for stopping by my blog; happy I could help with the mango situation :)

Susannah said...

Thanks Oriana, yes it is true, we have to evolve, change and adapt to 'the now' it is a constant 'letting go' a flow. The image - I superimposed myself in a waterfall - ah, the allure of water! :-)

Susannah said...

Hi Tamara, I love . . .
"Your body is a work in progress. With each breath, be new." what a wonderful affirmation that would be, to stop throughout the day concentrate on your breath and remember that phrase.
Thanks for stopping by and again, thanks SO much for the mango advice! :-)

Barbara Scully said...

I love your blog. Very inspiring. I hope it is ok to add it to my blog roll. we all so need to hear this beautiful wisdom... regularly!

thank you

Susannah said...

Hi Barbara, I would love to have my blog on your blogroll, thanks so much. :-)

Thanks for visiting and your comment, it is much appreciated.

Liara Covert said...

When people grow more honest with themselves, their lives transform. Love the energy here. To share stories of lessons learned helps others as you also help yourself. This is why writing and sharing reflections empowers others and you. Check out Self-Disclosure: Changes from Within, a new book you can read about at the Dreambuilders Australia Blog.

Anonymous said...

Excellent and powerful. Love it. Blessings and joy

~~ Life.

Susannah said...

Thanks Liara and Lifesinger for your kind words. :-)


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