Back in 2008, when I was leaving for my first 4-month trip to India, my friend Zoe gave me a copy of the poem Imagine A Woman, by Patricia Reilly. I was recently cleaning out some drawers and came across my journal from that trip. As I picked up the journal, the card with the poem Zoe gave me fell out. The poem now sits on my refrigerator door to remind me each day of who I am. Thank you Zoe for the beautiful gift. May you all enjoy and celebrate the woman that you are!
Imagine A Woman
Patricia Lynn Reilly
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.
Who has healed into the present.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.
Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.
Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine yourself as this woman.