Some questions to spur you in your reflective writing:
What reminds you that you are the product of an ancestral lineage? Are there any rituals you keep that come from the generations before you?
When do you feel most connected to your community?
Is it harder for you to share the things you want with others, or to offer the things you want to yourself?
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
– “Sweet Darkness” by David Whyte, House of Belonging