Internal Flex

The parts of our humanity that people can see
Are often not the parts
Of greatest sifnificance,
They won’t make it onto social media
And are easily misunderstood
But they are anchors for your soul
Trusted landmarks for your mind-
Things like
Deep contentment
Habitual forgiveness
Slowness to judge and
Finding freedom in beautiful constraints.
The internal flex
Is the soul-deep habit
Of prioritising the health
Of our inner worlds
Even at the expense
Of external realities.
We need more
Than the accumulation of stuff.
We need to be whole.

What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
Matthew 16:26


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