An inner confidence

that is not

about dominance

or for boasting

but focused on

resilience and peace

In the face of

the battlefield of

hostility and trauma.


A certainty that

comes from

the stillness

of body and mind,

as you just be

in the moment,

like an old

gnarled forest tree.


A self knowledge

that arises from a

deep understanding

of the ground that

sits beneath

your body

and your soul.


Strength is

that tree whose

roots are deep

and whose branches

reach out as healing

and creation

to the world,

through all

the floods,

droughts and gales

that this earthly life

may bring.