Introvert’s Lament

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 I long for a world free from extroverted privilege and pressure –

A place set apart from the hustle and bustle of an achievement-driven world.

Where we are free to do what we do best –

Watch, wait, listen and feel…..deeply.

With quiet and thoughtful observance –

Seeing what other eyes cannot see

Hearing what other ears cannot hear.

Our quiet wisdom honored and recognized

As precious, priceless and more valuable than the rarest jewel.

I long for a world where the vulnerable seeds of life’s new creations are safe.

Where their need to be known is not threatened

By a world intent on “making things happen.”

Where growth is supported in the simple act of allowing

And where the need of the seed is heard

Before imposing our own agenda upon it.

Where instead of having to put ourselves out there –

Forced to make ourselves seen

And having to scream in order to be heard,

I long for a world that would come to us…

 

… and then to their homes return

So that we can be left again to the world that we prefer –

A world that is quiet, peaceful and still.

Where we can hear the dandelion seeds giggle as they dance across the breeze,

The caterpillar’s heart beating soft against the earth beckoning its own transformation,

And the slurping of bees quietly sipping their nectar.

If introverts ruled the world,

This is how it would be.

copyright 2016  Lauri Ann Lumby

 

Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, MATS, founder and director or Authentic Freedom Academy is an introvert, an outgoing introvert as her friends will attest, but an introvert nonetheless.  Lauri relishes in her time spent alone meditating, reading, writing, cooking, creating and enjoying an all-too rare walk in the woods.  It is in these alone times that Lauri has found her truth and has been made aware of her mission in this world – to help others know themselves so that they may truly live!  Learn more about the mission of Authentic Freedom Academy HERE.

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4 Responses to Introvert’s Lament

  1. roger@na-newyorkcity.com says:

    Hi Lauri, I hope this finds you well and happy. I love what you just posted but wonder about this line: By a world intent on “making things happen.”

    Did you mean to say, “By a world not intent on “making things happen?”

    Just curious…

    And my very best to you.

    Namaste,

    Roger Dubin 917-699-6492

    Marketing Director NATURAL AWAKENINGS MAGAZINE New York City Edition

    http://www.na-newyorkcity.com/

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    • Hah! Roger….good catch…..and I think I meant it both ways.

      1) as per an achievement-driven, action oriented, “make it happen” kind of world (which exhausts the heck out of introverts)
      2) Where ultimately, nothing worthwhile is actually getting done! (as you implied).

      😉

      Love to you and your family!!!!!

      Lauri

  2. Janet Kersey Kowal says:

    beautiful, Laurie! I love the phrase “outgoing introvert”. Although I’m “out there” quite a bit, I think my soul is an empathic introvert!

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