By: Elisabet Medina
What do you do with the rage you feel?
Let the fire cool to ember and let it flow like lava through your veins. Or deposit in your bones.
What do you do with desire?
Lock away in the vault to keep it safe from robbers.
What do you do with rejection?
That whisper that says you’re not enough. Do you listen to it’s voice and hold it near, like an old friend that you can’t stand.
What do you do with disappointment?
When the vision of your life gets shattered to tiny bits of glass impossible and painful to try and put back together.
What do you do with loss?
The feeling that earth has shifted and life as you know it will never be the same. Where it’s all rearranged and unrecognizable even to you.
On the outside you smile, don’t cause a scene, use your poker face because life’s dealt you a hell of a hand. Not a soul knows what’s going on.
On the inside;
You take a day at a time.
You radically accept reality.
You dust yourself off.
You roll around in the dust.
You remember who you are.
You grieve what will never be.
You embrace your humanity.
You let go.
You stop doing and start being.
You feel all of it.
The Rage, Desire, Rejection, Disappointment, Loss they all gather around your kitchen table. You pour them coffee and make space for them. And when the evening has come and you've heard their stories, you walk them to the door and thank them for stopping by. It’s because of them not in spite of them that you are: human. free.