I Know This Much Is True

Yes, you may have to face conflict, and I know that you don’t prefer that.

But you have a panther inside of you.

Try not to suppress its essence; rather,

let it breathe with your breath.

Don’t walk away.

Yes, you will have to wander through the deep unknown,

and uncover parts of yourself that you didn’t realize were there.

You’ll feel afraid from time to time, but don’t give up.

This is death

and it is birth.

You are becoming you.

Your fire will lead you onward.

This is not a mask you must learn to wear;

it is a power you were always meant to wield.