Our inner power - a poem I wrote a while back

After having spent the first year of one of Gestaltakademins development programs I wrote a poem describing my experience of seeing how we from our young childhood years build shields to protect ourselves and our inner power.

Showing this inner power and daring to do so we expose ourselves and become vulnerable. A strength in itself. I want to share it with you!

Our inner power, our strength, our pride
We all carry it within us
We build shields to protect it
Layer upon layer
Shields tough enough to scare off anything or anyone that could do it harm
What do we need to start to show off our inner strength and to meet others from that space?
Find stillness, find the courage to start
Start slowly, one step at a time
We meet you and I, right there, your vulnerability and mine
Your inner power and mine
Hand in hand