I’m here. I’m just quiet.

I’m learning to breathe, to accept and be patient.
With myself, with my life.

I’m unfolding each layer.
Turning inward. 
Embracing simplicity, uncovering priorities.

And I’m struggling. 
My days spread endlessly, wound tight with fickle emotions.

I’ve lost my bearings.

I worry and wonder.
Where is my mind and my heart taking me?
Will I be strong enough?
Do I want to be strong enough?

Will I stay broken?
Who will I be when I break free?

I’m focusing inward.
I’m still.


18 thoughts on “Still

  1. Sarah says:

    Still is not a bad thing. It is the best you can be right now. The best for you. Finding where you are in this place, this space of life. Breathe. Let go. And breathe again.

    I’m with you.

  2. Kameron says:

    It might sound trite, but take things a day, an hour or even one minute at a time. Sometimes the only way to get through a huge storm is to survive each gust of wind all on it’s own. HUGS!

  3. ShannonL says:

    Beautiful, Christine. And you are DEFINITELY strong enough. Hugs to you, my friend.

  4. Leslie says:

    I’m struggling, too, in part from not being still enough. Hoping you find space and air and peace in the stillness.

  5. Learning to be still and breathe is definitely a good life skill to work on. We’re here for you. xo

  6. This is a great poem! I think it really captures something we can all relate to. At least, a big whopping ME!

  7. Beautiful!! You are doing a great job moving forward. You are a strong tough woman and I have complete faith in you. I applaud you so much for sharing this struggle with us (sometimes I feel like you and I are in similar places, but I just can’t bare my soul – out of fear more than anything)

    {{{HUGS}}} lovely lady!!

  8. angela says:

    beautiful, christine…

  9. Nicki says:

    *hugs* Beautiful!!

  10. Sometimes we feel as though we’re breaking. But eventually, we find the pieces we need. We grow new ones we didn’t know we could. We rearrange the pieces and we’re stronger. We have faith in you, good woman. Let time and introspection do their thing.

  11. Stacia says:

    You are strong enough. You are. But you don’t have to be until you’re ready. I hope the stillness brings you solace, friend.

  12. Kate says:

    We have watched butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. Their period of stillness allows change, dramatic and profound. And then, they break free from the bonds that held them safely still. It looks hard. They struggle. And then their wings stretch wide, slowly drying and hardening for flight.

    You will break free, when you are ready. And you will soar.

  13. Rudri says:

    Still is sometimes the best place to be. Rooting for you Christine. xoxo

  14. Beautifully written. I feel the same way.

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