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.