Monday, April 19, 2010

Inspiration

Its funny, the things that you find to keep you going. There's a strange little application on facebook called Courage Wolf. You "ask" Courage Wolf, and he gives you life advice. Only it's usually rather ferocious advice. The first time that I clicked on it, mostly because I had no idea what it was and was curious, I received the following:

Life getting tough means God is afraid of your progress.

Something about this has stuck with me. It's really rather funny how much well, courage it gives me. I think we should always treasure little things like this. Never underestimate the power of small things. If they can give you the strength or the courage to get through something, or if they inspire you, then they are more valuable than anything.

I found this today, and I think it falls into the same category. I've always been rather picked on because I am "Overly emotional". I can cry at the drop of a hat, by anger is fast and hot, and I laugh at everything. There are always extremes, and I don't think I could live every day if it wasn't for that. The days when I'm "Moderate" and emotionally bland just kill me. Life is about extremes. And making it everything you possibly can.

I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE
by - Eve Ensler


I love being a girl.
I can feel what you're feeling
as you're feeling it inside
the feeling
before.
I am an emotional creature.
Things do not come to me
as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas.
They pulse through my organs and legs
and burn up my ears.
I know when your girlfriend's really pissed off
even though she appears to give you what
you want.
I know when a storm is coming.
I can feel the invisible stirrings in the air.
I can tell you he won't call back.
It's a vibe I share.


I am an emotional creature.
I love that I do not take things lightly.
Everything is intense to me.
The way I walk in the street.
The way my mother wakes me up.
The way I hear bad news.
The way it's unbearable when I lose.


I am an emotional creature.
I am connected to everything and everyone.
I was born like that.
Don't you dare say all negative that it's a
teenage thing
or it's only only because I'm a girl.
These feelings make me better.
They make me ready.
They make me present.
They make me strong.


I am an emotional creature.
There is a particular way of knowing.
It's like the older women somehow forgot.
I rejoice that it's still in my body.


I know when the coconut's about to fall.
I know that we've pushed the earth too far.
I know my father isn't coming back.
That no one's prepared for the fire.
I know that lipstick means
more than show.
I know that boys feel super-insecure
and so-called terrorists are made, not born.
I know that one kiss can take
away all my decision-making ability
and sometimes, you know, it should.


This is not extreme.
It's a girl thing.
What we would all be
if the big door inside us flew open.
Don't tell me not to cry.
To calm it down
Not to be so extreme
To be reasonable.
I am an emotional creature.
It's how the earth got made.
How the wind continues to pollinate.
You don't tell the Atlantic ocean
to behave.


I am an emotional creature.
Why would you want to shut me down
or turn me off?
I am your remaining memory.
I am connecting you to your source.
Nothing's been diluted.
Nothing's leaked out.
I can take you back.


I love that I can feel the inside
of the feelings in you,
even if it stops my life
even if it hurts too much
or takes me off track
even if it breaks my heart.
It makes me responsible.
I am an emotional
I am an emotional, devotional,
incandotional, creature.
And I love, hear me,
love love love
being a girl.


Take pride in your emotions! I hope that you have many of them today. And while I hope that they're all good, remember that you would never feel joy if you didn't feel pain.

<3

2 comments:

geschichtenvonkat said...

i love that poem!

i too am a person of extreme emotions..my dad always used to tell me that such sensitivity was my greatest weakness and my greatest strength which i need to remind myself of often :)

Jen said...

I definitely agree with that! A lot of people only see it as a weakness, and I think that takes away a lot of what it can bring to life. :)

Also, I got your sachet this weekend! She's beautiful and I love her! She's sitting on my desk now, to keep my stress levels down. ;) Thanks so much, again!

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