I don’t like posting twice on the same day, but I really want to put this one up tonight.
You cannot be the source of someone’s happiness, peace and joy.
It is not your job.
And sometimes, we are told this from a very young age and all we know from thereon out, is that we need to keep the peace… we don’t learn that we can challenge opinions, and say ‘no’ to things that make us uncomfortable.
we become people pleasers with a skewed sense of love.
we think that we have to somehow earn the ‘i love you’s’ by being the source to people who don’t know where to find it themselves, or don’t want to find it themselves.
you are not a crutch.
you were a given a life.
go and live it!
With a grateful nod to Melissa T, for a line that I used in this poem.
Friends, I am thrilled to announce that in April this year, I shall be taking part in an exciting creative event hosted by Atelier Studio Gallery in Nelson, NZ:
MAJESTY 2020—an Art & Faith Incubator.
I shall be facilitating a workshop on ‘Exploring Vulnerability and Courage in Creativity.’
In this workshop we shall explore how to step deeper into ourselves as CREATIVES in order to explore the courage required to live, and thus create, vulnerably, and how this allows us to encourage and bring hope to others.
I am in wonderfully fine company with David James (host and Visual Artist), Simon Hunter (Visual Artist), Jill Smith (Visual Artist & Art Therapist), Mark Raffills (Poet) and Dean & Jo McQuoid (Worship Leaders).
It’s going to be a wonderful time of sharing, learning and creating!