Don't abandon yourself

Not when you're sick.

Not when you're tired.

Not when you've lost 

the thread

the thought

or the thing you thought

defined you.

You will die many times

in one life

and create yourself 

anew.

This is natural.

This is a gift.

I've died a few times now

here in this world.

The person I was—

gone. 

Throw that older skin into the water.

Give it to the sky.

Step into what wants to emerge now.

Nothing can hold you back

when you are willing 

to be yourself.