Don’t move forward.
Don’t look back.


Collect yourself,
OOyour thoughts and emotions,
OOall of you.

Give yourself
OOto the moment.

Let your breath
OOcatch up with you.
Let it find its way
OOwith you.

Set your body
OOat ease.

Shift your consciousness
OOinto idle.

Invite Time in.
Allow it
OOto lose itself
OOin you.
Let it restore you,
OOas you contemplate
OOthe experience of peace.

Bask in gratitude.
Inhale deeply
OOof love,
OOand beauty.

Replenish your stores of strength,
OOand laughter.


Deplete yourself no further,
OO…not now.

You’ve done enough
OOfor now.

Just rest.

Tekla A. Syers resides in Chicago as a student and teacher of metaphysics; smitten grandmother; dabbler in culinary arts; semi-retired fund development and nonprofit management consultant; and a craftswoman. She enjoys music and art in myriad forms and makes time to observe and reflect on why folks and things are as they are.

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