Softening Warrior- A New Poem

lotus flower in pond
Deep currents rise
Spilling over my skin’s shores
Softening warrior-self
I am asked to put down the sword with imperfectly sharpened edges
Laying it to rest and
Soften with grace’s tide
In softness
we receive
we surrender
Standing perfectly in
Our wholeness
Our own truth
The only sword we ever needed.
-Written 7/30/2015 on Guru Purnima by Elizabeth Farrell

In my personal life, I am working on softening. I am working on letting go of the warrior-self I had created for protection that allowed me to work in challenging environments, and experience difficult life happenings. When we surrender our identity-created selves, we can then step into our own beautiful truth bringing a sense of completeness to our being.

May we all be warriors of light, love, and peace.