Ground Zero

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Written by Daphne

Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy.

November 2, 2021

When I’m drowning 
In the deep dark waters of emotions
Windmills spinning fiercely
In my tangled mind
Looping thoughts
Fueling desires
Scalding impulses

When I’m trapped in these 
claustrophobic spirals…
Just for a moment 
I let my cold feet 
sink into the bare earth
Retreat under the tone of the drone
The static of why, and how, and what, and if’s…

The urgency to find cool relief
From interpretations, narratives
The rut of cause and effect 
Of past and future
Shackled to a conditioned self…
Just for a while
I close my eyes 
From the realm of understanding

I dive into the ocean of senses
With the fierce pounding 
of my heart in my ears
Undo the stifling corset of my skin 
The tautness of my belly yields
Breathes colours into 
the monochrome of my bones
Space. Life. Light. Fluids.

This embodied presence
A gift of attunement
A primordial calling through 
Our cellular breath
A biological blueprint 
of revelry of wonderment
A timeless infinite

Photo by Rod Willner

This post was previously posted on on April 16th 2019

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