No More Secrets

May 13, 2020

Loneliness is a place

Without secrets. 

The yearnings of the heart

Revealed and speak loudly. 


What is loneliness

but a heart’s wish

to have someone

who can help us

carry our difficulty.


What is loneliness’ message 

but the knowing

buried deep in your bones

that some heartbreaks 

are meant to be carried only 

by two hands of one body, alone.


Like the hands of the saint

that went out for a prayer

and, so it is told, was so still

That a bird landed on his

open praying palms. 

Now that she found

a safe space to land 

he was compelled 

to stay. 

She soon started building a nest 

and then laid her eggs 

and then cared for her offsprings and fed them. 

Who knows how long it has been, 

hours or years, precious moments of being,

that the saint stood their with 

open wings of an angel

to witness a new life unraveling

through the furrows of an open palm. 


And what is the opposite of loneliness 

but a speck of wonder that makes time stop. 


We risk embracing our own heartbreak, 

our own unbearable difficulty, 

as if our present life

opened its palms to be a safe space 

for our loneliness to make a nest. 

We will care for it with tenderness and love. 

No longer ashamed, 

no longer feeling flawed or a fraud. 

Embracing a vulnerable existence 

with a soft permeable gaze 

where a satisfying love resides.




Shelly helps people who seek to deepen self-trust & expression

and want support in getting through

challenging feelings or life questions

with great emotional freedom









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