It is what it is

Whatever the Weather


I sit here listening to the rain falling outside,
A heavy, consistent pattering into the deep ground.
I breathe the air that wafts in through the open door,
Drinking watery wetness into every cell,
Life is Here.
Life is Here.

Coolness touches my cheeks and fingers.
My eyes Open…
To See, to Receive, to Behold.
What is before me, I don’t know.
Visions, Dreams, Imaginings.
World upon world
Yet to be told.

My heart, a tender beating universe within itself,
Unfolds before this turning wheel.
Here I am.
I am.
My life, a journey.
Door after door after door,
Unlocking all I feel.

It is here I rest,
And breathe.
It is here I turn in,
And from here I peer out.
Sometimes Vivid,
Sometimes Clear.
Sometimes swimming in a sea of darkness.
Whatever is here is here.

It isn’t about whether the sun is shining,
Or if the rain is falling.
It isn’t about being “perfect”,
Or “doing nothing” while sinking in sloth.
It isn’t about standing out from the crowd,
Or hiding away, playing “humble”, unseen.

It simply is what it is….
And sometimes that’s complex.

It simply is what it is….
And sometimes that’s messy.

It is what it is….
And sometimes it is the most heartening, expansive thing.

It is what it is.

And all I know is Nothing,
And that
It is what it is and
It is nowhere not Here.

Botany Bay road, Edisto Island, South Carolina

Hayley Price (C) 21/9/2015

Published by Hayley

Hayley Price: PG. Dip. Dance & Somatic Wellbeing. Yoga Therapist Children’s Movement Facilitator Hayley has been facilitating movement in the community for over 15 years. She has worked with children of all ages in schools and developed a movement mentorship programme called ‘Girls Allowed’ for pre-teen girls to support them in transitioning times. Her work is multi-layered and focuses on creative emergence through movement, voice, healthy relating and embodied relaxation. She draws heavily upon the principles of Authentic Movement in her work. Hayley has facilitated movement based support groups for the general community, for women with postnatal depression as well as one-to-one based work with young adults in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and those in the community with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bi-polar and other structural and functional issues. While she lived in Scotland, she facilitated a programme to support teachers in schools. This focused on nourishment through embodied relaxation, gentle movement a safe space to share. Her work is creative and inquiry based, tailored to the needs of each group or individual.

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