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How connected

do you feel

to the Earth?

 

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To the sky?

To the sea?

 

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To your body

to your voice

to your breath?

 

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There are times

when I do not feel

connected

at all.

 

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When I feel defined

by my thoughts

my emotions

my worries

my fears.

 

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When I feel like nothing more

than an active mind

desperately seeking

a moment

of rest.

 

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But when I watch the sun make its descent through vine covered jungle trees

when I climb creature crusted coral cliffs

when I wander markets in faraway lands

when I sit still with the sound of the ocean

 

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I remember

that I am more than my mind.

 

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I am also my body.

I am also my spirit.

I am also my breath.

I am filled with energy of the Earth.

 

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In my struggle

to reconnect with nature

to reconnect with myself

 

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I wonder

how have I

how have we all

wandered so far

from where we began?

 

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Is it because we live in a world

where we listen

to outside opinions

conflicting noise

 

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instead of the expert

within

who knows our body

who knows our self?

 

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Do we ignore our own intuition

and instead follow

a society

controlled

 

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by fear of rejection

fear of deception

fear of poverty

fear of disease.

 

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Do we look to pills

to packages

to diets

to prescriptions

 

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when we have everything

in ourselves

to clean

to nourish

to thrive?

 

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We have learned to be disgusted by dirt

abhorred by insects

afraid of animals.

 

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To communicate through email, through Facebook, through blogs

when there are people all around us

if we only offered them our attention.

 

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To gaze at the world on a screen

passively mesmerized by its intoxicating ease

rather than absorb the magic that can only be seen

through our very own eyes.

 

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To control land

to control animals

to control each other

to control ourselves.

 

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We have learned

to abandon the harmony of nature

for the comfort of cultivation.

 

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To seek fulfillment

by having

instead of finding contentment

through releasing.

 

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And why do we feel compelled to control?

Why do we think that we need?

Why do we constantly look outside to fix what we feel inside?

 

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Is it because we are told

that we are born broken

born flawed

born incomplete?

 

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I want you to know

that you are whole

you are perfect

you are complete.

 

Little Corn Island

 

That you have every tool

inside

to heal

to survive

to thrive.

 

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That you need nothing.

That you are secure.

 

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That in a culture that identifies so deeply with what it consumes

you are more than the car that you drive

the clothes that you wear

the shoes on your feet.

 

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You are so much more than a Mac or a PC.

 

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You are more than the cocktail you drink

the shows that you watch

the bands that you like

the diet you follow

the religion you preach.

 

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You are beauty.

You are passion.

You are expression.

You are a force to be reckoned with.

 

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You are everything.

 

 

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