Cool to Be Cruel
Who was it that decided It was cool to be cruel? Who was it that instructed you To cover up your envy. With cutting words Used to feel oh so clever. Holding your balance On the pedestal you've precariously perched on. Hoping to tower over Your item of envy. They need to be smaller Small, like you feel when you're around them. Small, like you feel. When you forget how beautiful you are You can be so very ugly. Your cutting words Will never leave you feeling ...
Love and Esteem
What if these two things were created equal? What if wealth, beauty and status mattered as much as compassion, respect, care and value? How would that change things? What if my self-esteem (my view of wealth, beauty and status) was equal to my self-love (my view of compassion, respect, care and value)? What if I focused on respecting my feelings (compassion), setting my boundaries (respect), ensuring my wellness (care) and cultivating my gifts (value)? Would I find that my power (beauty, wealth and status) had grown as a result?