The fear of living an unextraordinary life
has always been a shadow in my heart.

To live without knowing all that I could become
seems an especially cruel fate.

So I searched for the very edges of joy in all things.

Seeking for something I could not name.

And instead I found myself.

Now, in a perfect blazing balance.

I see my fears in a new way.

In their construction I made myself small,
but I contained a universe all along.

My mind no longer needs to yearn for what I could be,
but can celebrate in who I am.

I am a hook to hang my weary mind when the world
seems to be too much.

I breathe and the world breathes with me.

I hold everyone and everything in my heart.

Being who I am, from my soul, is living an extraordinary life
for myself and for all.

A purple spiral floating in colorful space
Leean Gill smiling surrounded by flowers

Leean Gill

Leean Gill, Soultype 9, is a student in the NEATO Level 3 – New Equations Certified Teacher program. She is currently traveling through Europe. Writing, drawing, and seeing all that is beautiful.