Lisa Matus

To be choked to silence from anticipation alone.
To convince yourself of failure before your first honest effort.
To suffer from self-induced paralysis, causing you to second guess all that you do.
To become defensive when confronted with the truth.
To walk, hanging your head with regret.
To look in the mirror and point fingers of blame.
To allow rage to mask your pain.

To rise above...

To no longer allow others to determine your self-worth.
To create your own place in the world.
To discover your own truths.
To be able to look in the mirror and flirt with yourself.
To reach out without shame.
To comfort without hidden agendas.
To listen without reservation.
To love without boundaries.