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Community Practice & Folding In to Open

Celebrate the past. Open to the future. In this post I am sharing with you a wonderful poet, Rupi Kaur, to help fold up our year so we have space to open anew for the next year.

the year is done. i spread the past three hundred sixty-five days before me on the living room carpet.

here is the month i decided to shed everything not deeply committed to my dreams. The day i refused to be a victim to the self-pity. here is the week I slept in the garden. the spring i wrung the self-doubt by its neck. hung your kindness up. took down the calendar. the week i danced so hard my heart learned to float above water again. the summer i unscrewed all the mirrors from their walls. no longer needed to see myself to feel seen. combed the weight out of my hair.

i fold the good days up and place them in my back pocket for safekeeping. draw the match. cremate the unnecessary. the light of the fire warms my toes. i pour myself a glass of warm water to cleanse myself for january. here I go. stronger and wiser into the new.

the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur


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