Mandy Huser - Shed

And even though you pride yourself on it

“I am not an angry person”

Does not always have to ring true.

It is okay if you tried this belief on for protection,

If in moments of pain you filled up your lungs with compassion

And breathed out understanding.

The space you create with your breath helps others meet themselves with grace.

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And even though you pride yourself on it

“I am not an angry person”

Sinks you into sadness and empathy for them, but

It is okay to think of you. It is okay to feel hurt

And to dance wildly to move it through.

Compassion is a tool of magic, but it is wasted

When it swallows your boundaries.

 

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And even though you pride yourself on it

“I am not an angry person”

Might not always sound like you.

It is okay to let it go. It is okay

If it feels like a layer of skin that you need to wiggle out of

A layer keeping you small.

Shed it. Make space.

 

And even though you pride yourself on it

“I am not an angry person”

Does not always have to ring true.

Through it all, the heavy days and the light days

It is okay to embody anger and tenderness

To be soft and fierce

Simultaneously.


Give yourself permission.


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Mandy Huser

Mandy also shares her thoughts on life, growth, and meaning on Instagram. You can also visit her website.