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Be...Tonight

Tonight,
can you
summon
the strength
to know

you
are
loved;

you
are
accepted;

you
are
free;

you
are
enough?

Choose one
to live into,
tonight.

If you
cannot,

know
the truth
of each
dwells
in the depth
of what it means
to be
human;
of what it means
to be,
tonight.

This Day

May this day
be the day
you breathe
deeply.

May this day
be the day
you seek
genuinely.

May this day
be the day
you walk
confidently.

May this day
be the day
you love
fiercely.

May this day
be the day
you live
fully.

May this day
be the day.

all

all i desire in this life...
is 
to be real;
to dwell fully in this day;
to know what it is to love until it hurts;
to be moved to tears for someone else;
to act on behalf of others;
to see humanity;
to be connected;
to begin to understand that I am accepted;
to start from original blessing;
to live;
to be real
is
all i desire in this life.

An Ode to Love

An Ode to Love
by Brian Shivers
2/14/17

Love is not accidental.
Love is not manufactured.
Love is not something one stumbles into.
Love is not a surprise.

Love is
a strange series of decisions
both big and small -
        to listen,
          to stay,
            to linger,
         to wait,
        to learn,
            to discover,
         to wonder,
                to wander,
        to win,
          to fail,
            to try again,
           to be with -
stacked
one
upon another,
upon another,
upon another.

Love is discovery.
Love is in spite of.
Love is because of.
Love is surprise.

Love is
a courageous
decisive act
every
single
day.

Love is
the beautiful
mysterious journey
into the depths of self
to find
love
itself.

Love
is.

A Magnificence

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A Magnificence
by Brian Shivers
2/12/17 There is a magnificence
in this world;
a one of a kind tribute
to beauty and grace;
a spectacular creation
history has never held
until this moment
and will never
hold
again;
a glimpse of eternity
held within the promise
that is
life.
You are
right here,
right now,
and that is enough.
You are
enough.
Today,
be fearless
in being
you.
And
tomorrow
be
.
.
.
once more.