The sins of the elders
placed just so
in the psyche
of the offspring
destined to endure
the pain that couldn’t be felt
delivered so precisely
like a surgeon’s first cut
deep into the soul
separating truth from falsehood
one side in darkness
but destined for oppression.
It’s so hard to stand back and watch someone struggle with learned behaviors from generations plagued with dysfunction.
It becomes a merry-go-round that spins, around and around. The same thoughts, the same choices, the same decisions.
You can step off the ride. You can start to walk on a different path. Everything you learned as a child does not have to be the only thing you know.
Yes, it’s easy to keep the status quo, and it may feel safer to not rock the boat. But it keeps you locked into other people’s story – to a narrative that has already been written – to an ending that is known.
Think your own thoughts. Feel your truth and set out to make your dreams come true. Try a new way, for the old and tried does not offer anything different.
If you want a better life, you can’t continue to do the same old things. You have to change. You have to believe that there is a different way, make a plan to implement it, and then follow that path.
My heart hurts for those I see who are locked in a prison and continue to follow the path that was walked by generations before.
I say a prayer for all who are locked in this pain, and I send love, light, and energy for them to see their strength – to see their value – and to always feel love!