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The Complexities of Being Human

Original Art by Lauri Ann Lumby

 

I am courageous

and terrified.

A brave warrior

and a shrinking violet.

Forgiving

while relishing thoughts of karmic retribution.

Non-violent

while imagining a horrendous demise.

Confident

and jealous of another’s success.

Welcoming

while holding steel-clad boundaries.

Empathetic

and judgmental.

Letting go

while harboring resentment.

Loving

yet filled with hate.

Appearing strong

while sheltering a broken heart.

Resilient

but easily discouraged.

Passionate

yet timid.

Sensuous

and shy.

Creative

and excruciatingly predictable.

Adventurous

while remaining comfortable in my routine.

Open to learning

and opinionated.

Exceedingly kind

but cruel when crossed.

Generous with my heart

and selfish with my time.

Accepting of our humanity

while being completely intolerant of imperfection.

Desiring Union

while building walls of division.

Simple

yet complex.

copyright Lauri Ann Lumby

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I am the founder, owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and the Spiritual Director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek. Our mission is to provide education, community and support for those seeking to become self-actualized. Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is our learning community.