Lent Day 7: in the desert ( reflecting on mental health)

it’s okay to be vulnerable

in the desert,

to be thirsty for life…

to feel

stripped back,

exposed,

naked even when clothed

+

it’s okay not to have the words,

it’s okay just to be and breathe,

it’s okay to be empty,

it’s okay to rest….

+

it’s okay to say the desert was not your choice

of abode,

and is a strange hiding place,

shelter is scarce

in the desert…

+

it’s okay to say you’re not okay

in the desert,

to stamp, to scream, to weep

to mourn, to sigh….

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maybe the very fact that

you are surviving here in the desert

is an indication of strength,

but don’t try to be strong,

just be…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and a grandson). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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