Give Me Room

Give Me Room

Give me room
To be who I am
To think how I think
To believe what I believe

Give me permission
To be different from you
To share those ideas
To listen to yours

Give me acceptance
To walk in my light
Extend me respect
You know I’m your sister

Allow me to love you
I care who you are
I marvel at our differences
Still, I know we are one.
                                                      ~Michelle Andres

Give me room to be me

Some of you know I’m working on a June art show that involves words in my work. I’ve been writing haiku and poetry – which is rather dangerous for me. When I do this work, my nerves get sort of raw to current events and my surroundings…not conducive to the current external climate (i.e. election year). I’m finding I search deeper for the humour in my days and have to practice self-care to insulate myself from the meanness people are embracing. I also find, I have to control my own impulses to judge, because it’s natural.  When we judge we trick ourselves into thinking we understand the world.

I suppose for me, right now, it’s my spiritual practice to learn to explore this space and still find the joy and beauty in day to day living. Why do we punish one another when our authenticity shows? Isn’t that what we value in life? Want to see more of?  I wish I could put the world, America in particular, on a big, fat time out!

I saw this and thought it was beautiful…substitute your own colours, beliefs, whatever. Enjoy and be love.

 

Be Yourself, Be Love ~

11782161_10207494863919739_64633069007983764_o

 

Michelle Andres is a writer and artist who cultivates her own Well Lived Life by drinking in the beauty around her, following her passion, respecting others and doing her best to own her own dookie.
Follow Michelle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Join the Tribe and get updates by signing up on the left sidebar!

4 Replies to “Give Me Room”

  1. That art piece is heavenly. I do absolutely treasure everyone’ uniqueness, even if sometimes its a bit mind-blowing (politics). We’ll see what opportunities it gives us. I feel a big pendulum swing coming on. Peace Michelle.

  2. What a wonderful idea to be combining haiku with your art work, Michelle (and an ambitious undertaking). I hope you’ll consider sharing some of your creations here. Sometimes it’s not just the noise of others – it’s quieting what’s in our head too. Maybe authenticity starts with making that more about what’s real ;-).

    1. Thanks Nanette. It’s always good when I’m alone or with the people I love. It’s the meanness of people who are caught up in their passion that troubles me. Art is a wonderful outlet – as is writing, which you already know. ~m

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *