Celebrate the Ouch.
Dance with disappointment
even as it
steps on your toes.

Those times when you are caught
like a fly in a web,
the pain liquifying your heart,
sucking away your life force.

Relish the loss.
Make it the fuel
for the flame
that burns within.

That torches
those Cinderella images,
shattering them
to pixie dust.

This Disneyland that mind has created
is not meant to fulfill
but instead to drive us inward
to the true paradise.

That place where you know
you are as vast as the Universe,
and any hurt is a pebble on the ground
of some far-flung planet.

Imagine the freedom
as you soar high above those petty wrongs
into the sparkling foreverness
that you are.