Feeling Protected

I imagine a shield that allows me to live in the world protected. A barrier that keeps the toxic out and lets the positive in. A screen that is neither too thick nor too thin, allowing too little of the good or too much of the bad to seep in.

But what to construct it of? What materials can be both porous and impenetrable? What can allow for breath, freedom, love, connection, and vulnerability?

Perhaps it is all the ways I nurture myself. Perhaps that shield is gently mixed and forged from self love, self trust and self acceptance. Perhaps the thing that keeps me safe is me, the one who shows up every single day.

Photo: Flemington, NJ. 3.17.22 by LA

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