Awaken Your Wild Softness

Post by Daniel Collinsworth.


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Awaken Your Wild Softness

I am calling out to that animal inside you, half-awake and half-asleep. That wild softness, so often contained with hard words and hard thoughts.

That wild softness, too dangerous, too honest to freely roam the streets and fields of You.

Too raw, too vulnerable, too close.

Too sensitive to that bright, penetrating light of connection. To other people. To yourself.

You’ve seen that light before, and you know what comes next. So, you close the blinds. You stay inside. You keep that tender creature, that terrible softness, so quiet and still. So that it cannot harm you by throwing open the doors that you’ve spent so much time and effort keeping closed.

But this isn’t really how you want to live… is it?

I am calling out to that animal inside you. That wild softness, so wanting to reach out. So ready to smile and laugh in the light of something beautiful, something dangerous, something close.

That wild softness, so raw and unpolished, so authentic, so magnificent. So wanting to be free. Free to run through the open fields of You, head back, arms open, skies full.

Free to love for the sake of loving. Free to touch. Free to feel. Free to open. Free to open. Free to open.

Free to just be, wildly and essentially. Letting go of the burden of that armor you carry.

See, they were wrong about you.

Those unkind things they said and did. Those hurtful things. They were lost in jungles of their own. Their softness was a monster to them. And I know you carry those burdens still.

Today, you are encouraged to slowly let go. This is your journey. Slowly let go.

May you let that tender animal, that wild softness, out into the light once again. May you see the world with wise, new eyes.

And when those magnificent fields open up before you, may you run — head back, arms open, skies full.

Daniel Collinsworth is a teacher and cloud watcher. He has a blog called Metta Drum where he shares insights on compassion, oneness, healing and freedom. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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