When we withdraw and hold our energy back in order to maintain the status quo and not cause fuss, we deprive ourselves of expression. Not only that, our reticence to reveal is sensed and can actually cause an unspoken heaviness. Of course there are times in which withdrawing is exactly the right thing to do, but mostly it’s better out than in I say!
Storm in a Teacup
You can sense a storm brewing
Even if it remains withdrawn
presuming that its inner brooding is being
There is a tangible tension,
a growing grey mass
that presses on the temple and temperament
of those in its midst
They feel it.
They feel you.
We are meant to burst open,
to flood with tempestuous tears
to shower the porous earth with our sentiments!
Indeed it is a relief for others
when the intensity