This Woman by Laura Probert
Staying alive inside,
I conquer my fears and my dreams in the same day.
I am all in, what you see is what you get.
My uniform, not a mask. It is me in the flesh.
I feel, aware and awake,
I stand with my dragons, and by your side.
I am unarmed but empowered,
learning, responding as I go.
I listen to my longing,
feeling sorrow and joy in the same moment.
I test the strength of my heart,
that can already hold all the sorrow, and all the joy.
I feel for what matters,
fumbling in the dark and shining out my light.
I am whole and perfect,
in every mistake, imperfection and failure.
I am warrior love,
and I dream of lighting a spark in your world.
Laura Probert, MPT is the owner of Bodyworks Physical Therapy and the author of "Living, Healing and Taekwondo." Through her brand of physical therapy, her writing and the martial art of Tae Kwon Do, she helps people find their inner warrior and their own path to healing.