New Poem: Consent to Go Forward

New Poem: Consent to Go Forward

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Consent to Go Forward

That rock in the path
a jagged obdurate mass
or a wobbling loose boulder
even a impenetrably craggy cliff face
or a heap of volatile shifting rubble…

Do they trip us,
make us fall,
induce frustration,
or bring us to a standstill?

Do we perceive what is before us
as an obstacle or an opportunity,
a stumbling block or a stepping stone?

Our approach and attitude
make all the difference.

What is it
that is in your way
threatening your stability
or impeding your progress?

Refuse to be intimidated.
Err on the side of audacity.
Do not accept being thwarted.
Buck up and let courage find a foothold.
Stretch out your arms for balance.
Vault that hurdle or scamper around that barrier.
Dissolve it or love your way beyond it.

We are only stopped
by our own unenlightened permission.
There is always a solution
when we give ourselves
consent to go forward.

Polly Castor



I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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