For the journey – by me

For the journey - by Charlotte Riley, Being Truly Me 


sometimes we get stuck
get in our own way
keep ourselves safe
stay feeling afraid
 
ask yourself what?
what could it be like?
what could I create?
if I didn’t hide
 
hide in this hole
where no one can see me
safe in the dark
protected, but lonely
 
take a deep breath
be brave, look out
look towards the horizon
see what’s about
 
the light there is golden
shining bright
giving you hope and strength
to hold on tight
 
for the journey
you are about to take
into the unknown
a leap of faith
 
it's not about
how fast or slow
just promise yourself
you'll give it go
 
if not now
when would you try?
to escape the hole
the place you can hide

try the one thing
that you love to do
that lights you up
that you found others love too
 
you didn’t know before
because you didn’t ask
you didn’t try
it got left in the past
 
now you know
you can begin to unfold
like the pages of a story
before untold
 
your secret is out
with nothing to fear
nothing to hide
but a heart full of cheer
 
only now you can see
how the hole you once hid
stifled your creations
serving only as a lid
 
lifting this has let you breathe
giving you, the space you need
to explore, give things a go
embrace and allow your creativity to flow

If you are feeling stifled or struggling to pull yourself out of a hole (which might be quite comfy,) just know that there are adventures to be had, and experiences to explore, go for it, lift the lid, and allow yourself to breathe. If you’re nervous about doing it alone, join me, we can do it together.

Until next time, be truly you.