A Day in the Life of Not Being Afraid

April 14, 2016

Born out of curiosity and craving, I had chosen to go to Barcelona with Pink Pangea as an opportunity to travel, write, and be surrounded by women of the world. It seemed almost too good to be true.

Among the other activities and sites we saw, our group spent five glorious mornings writing, sharing, laughing and crying, shedding layers through language and allowing our words and selves to be set free.

By day five, fueled by coffee, creativity and culture, we were prompted to write about a day in the life of not being afraid. As the topic set my mind into motion and I set my fears aside, the rhymes flooded out of me with freedom and flow.

 A Day in the Life of Not Being Afraid

Wake up with a smile and a deep calming breath.
Set intention to start my day with some depth.
Soak in the sunlight streaming in from my porch.
No rush today, I’m the one holding the torch.

Today I live kindly, I will be open and true.
Do nice things for others (& let them do nice things for you.)
Feel hopeful and bright, look for everything good.
Feel comfortable in the fact we’re all misunderstood.

Be thankful for time and a life full of length.
Stretch my body; appreciate my energy, my strength.
Feel present right now, it’s a beautiful day!
Let yesterday’s worry just slip away.

Sip my coffee real slow and taste every slurp.
Taking time for myself will help me do work.
Stroll down to the beach, watch the waves roll right in,
Sensing each sound and sight, today is a win.

Knowing it takes one little flame to start fire.
Just the tiniest action creates a world that lives higher.
Good beats the bad, love wins over hate –
Connection, kindness, and all that is great.

Relaxation, no worries – just living alllllright.
No judgment for others, no envy, no fright.
Slowing down is the answer – to take full care of me,
Each breath a new moment to let myself be.

As I lie on my hammock and chat with a friend,
I feel the love tumble in with no absolute end.
Peaceful and calm, swinging to and fro,
By the fire I started, just watching it grow…




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About Zo Flamenbaum

Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo is a hippie entrepreneur who is passionate about creative writing, exploration, good vibes and chocolate croissants. By day, she works as a strategist, and by heart, she founded School of Shine a resource and community for women who are ready to create their own lives and live happier and healthier every day.

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