Ian Cleary

Ode to Spontaneity

After years of physical illness people often loose trust in their bodies and life becomes a carefully managed routine to avoid crashes or flare ups.

While people are busy planning all the things they want to do after the training, one of the joys of recovery is the ability to be spontaneous again. The ability to not to have to plan.

Here is a lovely piece written by a Lightning Process graduate.

ODE TO SPONTANEITY

This way or that? Who cares…
Adventure lies to the left and the right of me now.

I wander with curiosity to see where my feet take me.
Getting lost is a treat not threat.(

The burden of the ‘right’ choice is gone. 
I can have all the complexity of a flipping coin.

In control…
But not fussed if not. 

“YES. YES. WHY NOT.” 
These words flow effortlessly.

My “NO” is about desires not survival. 
I can do what ever so “what do I want?”

The master planner is now the confident explorer.

Because deep down I now know 
‘WHATEVER HAPPENS YOU WILL BE JUST FINE’. 

(They were your words now they are mine.) 

This is the new soundtrack to my life. 
I sing along as I walk and my coach just smiles. 

I trust myself again. I’m back.

Life. Take me where ever. I am ready.

(reproduced with permission)

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