Did you notice it? How you stressed about getting a gift for someone? How you got all depressed when the money for what someone wanted wasn’t there? How the wanting to please others with the gift of material things created tension within yourself and consequently tension in relationships or everyday encounters? You see, the desire to give is inherent in all of us, yet the greatest gifts that one can give doesn’t have to wait for any season to be given - The gifts of attention and sincerity, of kindness and love can be given everyday, if one can only transcend the conditioning, that material things are enough to show one’s love.
Who taught me to suck in my stomach,
or my cheeks?
Who told me to stand with my legs apart
and my hips thrust back
to create the illusion of a gap
between my thighs?
Who made me believe that the most beautiful part of me
is my negative space?