Give Us Space

See, as if for the first time
Every time we meet
With the first eyes of existence
Challenge us to grow
Without the whip of criticism
But with the soft hands of compassion
Abandon judgment
Cradle us with acceptance
Let shame be lonely
Shower us with understanding
Let us be vulnerable to one another
I will see strength, courage
Be present
Let the past decay
Let the future amaze us
Let love drive our ambition