By Rebecca Eschenroeder POETIC JUSTICE

These Chains That Embraced Me Were False & Now I Know


These chains that we create are just an illusion.

Yes, that happened…and perhaps this will be. But now is reality and it’s all that we have. Every tumble, every fall, every step, every leap has led to our ability to now fly.

I release the heaviness as I open to the tejas of Now.

Every bone in my body and every ounce of my soul Aches for the light that comes with freedom…casting away that which no longer serves (even if it once had)…

These chains that embraced me were false, comforting arms whispering to my heart that they knew best.

They were wrong.

And now I know.

Goodbye illusions…farewell false hope. My mind is clear. My heart is strong, and I smile as I now see you are separate from me. Goodbye chains.

We are free.

Rebecca Eschenroeder’s book, “Collecting Feathers” is available worldwide. Order directly from her website!

This poem was originally published on Great Abiding Yoga and is reprinted here with the permission of the author.

Photo by Jamie on Unsplash

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Rebecca Eschenroeder

Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/ERYT500/RCYT, Certified Coach and Mentor, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence to continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone.

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