I've been meaning to tell you this
that you are okay, that you are fine.
You don't need a reason, a nod or a wish
to be the person who has always been on your mind.
Be gentle on yourself if no one will
take a little time off to imagine
that you can fly, or be crazy, be still,
be love, be beautiful, be anything.
Anyone can call make you feel ashamed.
but you know it will all be in vain.
They can even take away your pride and wealth
but always be gentle on yourself.
You don't need to justify your life,
you don't need to clarify your feelings,
you just have to know one thing to strive
and that is to trust your inner being.
Be gentle on yourself and be happy,
Eat heartily and rest your jaded body.
All you need is a little laughter to unfold
and a good helping of love deep within your soul.
Be kind, be courageous,
be compassionate, be generous.
But most of all and above all else
be good, be true, be gentle on yourself.