Was yesterday dark?
Let hope renew you.
Did you wake today?
There's your chance for breakthrough!
The test won't last forever,
though darkness is clever.
It pales when compared to
the heart-fire inside you.
From mourning to morning,
from night to day,
from depressed to deep rest
the heart's fire burns away...
...the pains of the past
and turns them to ash
that fortifies the rich soil
for blooms that will last.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾