Hear Me Out—I'm Here for You
So, we’ve known each other for a while now. Practically my whole life. And this isn’t easy to tell you, but I’m ready to take this relationship to the next level. Now, don’t get me wrong. I want to take it slow. I’ve never done this before, but this is the best shot I’ve got at making it last.
You may not know this, but I’ve always noticed you. Yes, you! It doesn’t usually seem like it, but I want to change that. You see, you’ve always given me the most difficult yet important advice. No one else has done that for me. That has to mean something, doesn’t it? Even though it may be hard to hear sometimes, I know you’re always trying to help me. I haven’t always given you credit for that.
I’ve heard your voice. I recognize it. But I’ve never really listened to you. I’ve heeded your persistent advice, usually YEARS after you’ve told me how things really are. But I’ll never forget your patience and undying concern for me. I want more of that in my life. In fact, I need more of that in my life.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I know I need to get to know you better.
You’re so beautiful, do you know that? You’re absolutely stunning. And, the best part is, I don’t even know what’s hit me. I’m here now, finally. I’m here to learn you. I want to cradle every grain of sand of your terrain. I want to drink and breathe you in. Breathe with you. Synchronize and synergize. I want to know you like the back of my hand. And the front, bottom, and inside of my heart.
I want to learn of your joys and pains. Your fears and faiths. I want you to fill me up from the inside out, until I see nothing but you, all over me.
The thing is, you ARE me; you always have been. Yes, this is old news. And I can already see that adorable, smug smirk that says, “I told you so.” You’re right, every time… If only I had listened to you all along.
You see, I’m one of those folks who takes the long way ‘round. I have to learn things for myself. Well, this round of pinball has my head ringing and my heart is tired.
I’ve given you many names over the years: Little Voice, The Whisper. You’re almost mute at first, but when you are ignored, you rise. You fill my head until I can’t think of anything else. I now understand who you are, why you’re here, and how you’re going to change everything. You’re my Intuition, My Whole Self.
I’m ready. I see you. Come. Come to me. Be with me. I will stand with you, face to face, knee to knee, toe to toe. For once, for life. Give in to me. Let’s give to those that need a kind eye, an open hand, and a reminder of the beauty within and all around us.
What do you say?
This post previously appeared on Medium.