Fear of Jumping

What if
the fear we feel
at the end of a cliff
is less the fear of falling
and more
that we will choose
to jump?

That the fear
comes less from the actual danger
and more
from the lack of faith in ourselves
to make the right

That we’ll be left
with nobody to blame
but ourselves?


of the most effective ways
to numb
is through pleasure.

If we take pleasure
in our work
it’s as if we are not injured
as a byproduct.

But then
out of the blue
one deep conversation
can pierce through that veil
and outcomes
the pouring of tears.

The Feeling of Support

While we may think
that we’re providing autonomy
for the employees’ benefit,
our employees
can actually feel
left alone
without support.

While we may think
that we’re expressing our concern
for the company’s benefit
our employers
can actually feel
uncared for
without support.

is an event.

as the confidence of an engineer
does not guarantee
whether the structure they built
is supportive,
our intention to support
does not guarantee
that support


What’s crushing
is less the hurdle
or challenge,
no matter how insurmountable
they may seem.

What’s crushing
is the feeling
that our actions
don’t matter,
that our efforts
don’t matter,
that we
don’t matter.

That we are helpless.
That it is hopeless.

Receiving and Giving vs Being and Creating

May we ask
whether we desire
and creating with someone
or giving to
and receiving from them.

The more we want to give to,
or receive from someone,
the harder it can become
to be
or to create with them.

or creating with someone
requires being present,
without expectation,
suspending our need
to fulfill a need,
and instead
letting emergence guide us
through uncertainty.

Validation vs Vengefulness

the challenge
is less believing in ourselves
and more believing in others
who believe in us.

our craving for validation
is not mere craving
for validation
but craving validation
from specific someone
or group of people
because we do not deem enough
the validations we’ve already

what we crave
is not mere validation
but revenge
born out of the desire
to prove certain people

I Envision

envision a world,
where each and every one of us,
from the moment we’re born
until the day we die
can feel certain
there’s at least one person
we can reach out to
at any given moment
who can and will support us
in a way
that actually makes us feel