you've been pushed beyond your limits because you came here to defy them

My defensiveness is reflexive, and lately I have been teetering on edge. 

It is no surprise when the most intimate aspects of my life 

have been shared all over the world 

and yet they are completely invisible to the people around me 

 

I walk around this paradox in my head like

there is no conclusion to be made 

just truth to witness 

and so

it can feel exhausting 

walking in circles 

to be so vulnerable all the time 

 

i know 

there are no words to neatly describe 

the pain of empowerment 

I have come up empty 

when I tried 

 

but

when I look at my life 

I know

something powerful

is working, 

and that this journey

has been

anointed. 

 

 

 

1 comment

  • Melissa H.

    Melissa H. Oxnard, CA

    Bennett: I saw your movie recently on a flight to LA from NY. I was so touched by it. I am old and it helped me understand more about what you and others go through to find your true selves. I'm sure you have opened the eyes of many people who don't really understand this process. It is wonderful that you can write these words and share your feelings and let others know that they are not alone. Keep doing what you are doing! Our God is an awesome God and he loves you!

    Bennett: I saw your movie recently on a flight to LA from NY. I was so touched by it. I am old and it helped me understand more about what you and others go through to find your true selves. I'm sure you have opened the eyes of many people who don't really understand this process. It is wonderful that you can write these words and share your feelings and let others know that they are not alone. Keep doing what you are doing! Our God is an awesome God and he loves you!

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