In past, often expressed large
Emotional responses, sometimes joy,
Sometimes annoyance, but fairly
Dependably reacted to most issues.
At present, new overview mitigates
Some emotionality and offers perspective,
Objectivity, and buffering distance,
Resulting in less-frequent added emotion.
Current task: continuing to care and to express
Authentic emotions relevant to here-and-now
Balanced with realistic appraisal of situations.
Conscious living requires ongoing calibration
And discernment as each moment presents
Gifts, challenges, connections, synchronicities.
Wonder and accept and embrace and process.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) October 12, 2013