Path to Connection
I am an expert
I lose my way, Find it
again and again.
I’ve been lost, depressed,
Tried to please another, to avoid anger.
I learned what doesn’t help -
what it means to “Put your own oxygen mask on first” -
that healing is an inside job.
Through serendipity and luck
I found yoga, then psychotherapy.
Now I listen to and live in my body,
cultivate relationships with my “parts”:
befriend the thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Labels: depression, anxiety
do not define, need not confine.
We are not the names
we have been called.
Through loss and trauma, loving connections,
community, privilege, and hard work,
I have found my way.
As new challenges arise, I can get lost again;
but now I know Home.
If you get lost
you can find healing within
a Path to Connection
A place called Home.