Find your place in the circle of light
Oh, my sweet, precious, innocent one
Standing there, wide-eyed with wonder
A little bold, a little shy, a lot unsure
Of your place in this confusing world
They’re teaching you to hate your body
It’s too big here and a little flat there
Whatever it is, it will never be perfect
You’re learning fast to hide it well.
They’re teaching you to doubt your mind
It’s too sharp here and a bit cutting there
Whatever it is, it’s just not right
You’re learning fast to dismiss yourself.
They’re training you to shut your heart
It’s too trusting here and a bit slutty there
Whatever it is, it’s simply all wrong
You’re learning fast to become jaded.
If only you can know what I know now
The astounding things your body can do
Dancing in ecstatic rhythms of sun and moon
Even as you work, breathe, birth and love.
If only you could fathom clearly
The infinite facets of your brilliant mind
That will heal, shift and move mountains
Shattering chains by its silent power
If only you can see the sparkling beauty
And the vastness of your infinite heart
As painful as it is, it will break wide open
Spilling over the world its radiant light
Although it seems now, little one
That the burden of the world is upon you
You are born for true greatness
But it’s not because of what you do.
It’s merely because of who you are.
With your imperfect belly, skin, and nose
Your too-much mind and slutty heart,
You’re extraordinary in every way.
The most important thing you can do
Is to become defiant in your being
Don’t accept lies about your birth and self
Resolve to discover the truth yourself
You’re born of the stars and skies
Don’t lose yourself in the wrong and right
Discard their ideas and opinions of you
And take your place in the circle of light.