The Essence of Authenticity

We’re talking about #authenticity here at The Point Blog. This poem captures the essence of advice for authentic living.

 

when it came to listening

my mother taught me silence

if you are drowning their voice with yours

how will you hear them she asked

 

when it came to speaking

she said do it with commitment

every word you say 

is your own responsibility

 

when it came to being

she said be tender and touch at once

your need to be vulnerable to live fully

but rough enough to survive it all

 

when it came to choosing

she asked me to be thankful

for the choices i had that 

she never had the privilege of making

 

Lessons from mumma

from

The sun and her flowers

Rupi kaur

Mary Ila Ward

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