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come as you are

Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an known enemy
– Nirvana, Come as You Are

today, i am sharing with you a little piece of my journal in response to a prompt:


“what does anchoring in your center mean to you?”


center. where is it?


is it in my heart?

in my lungs?

in my hands?

in my tongue?

in my stomach?


lost, i cannot find you. i hear you faintly. yet, i cannot see you. 


are you dreaming? in the white noise of what should be?


but you are as you are.


and nothing has ever been better that the way you are. and nothing will be better than the way you are. 


so come as you are. 


that’s all i need from you.


not perfection. not adjustments. not comparisons.


solely you as you are.


will you come and take my hand so i can anchor in you my deepest secrets? and i will prudently carry you through what scares you. 


we will be as we are. and the world will be big enough for both of us. don’t you worry.


just come as you are. 

what does anchoring in your center mean to you?


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  1. Lovely post, Em! Here’s my hand, I’ll gladly take yours. Hmmm…”anchoring in my center”. I’m no deep thinker, so I’ll just say it means “being who I am”. How’s that?

    1. being who you are is the best answer, yes! we cannot be anyone else i guess

      1. Don’t be naive, dear! Most of the time, most of us work hard to be, not who we are, but who we think others WANT us to be. That’s why life is so full of travails & the world is such an awful mess. 💟

  2. I notice “Brain” in not the list of physical anchors. Perhaps the brain is too much of a chameleon – empathizing, trying on all the hats – to be called an anchor; it’s more of an actor. Glad you can faintly hear your anchor. We have many senses. This writing feels like a path heading to self-acceptance.

    1. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts Lea. For me, brain is definitely not the center. I don’t know why, perhaps it’s too logical, too ridden with conditioned fear.

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