Take all your labels
Your ability to divide and decide
To make right and wrong
And feel so self-righteous
Try to put all that aside and see
I am not moved, not affected
I am not the things you say
Think what you will of me
But I just don’t see it that way
Breathe in and breathe out
Feel the spaces in between?
Yes, between your breaths
Is freedom if you pay close attention
Don’t you know all your issues mean nothing?
Don’t you get that being angry a thousand times a day
Takes you further from what you want most of all?
I am more than you can see
Eyes can’t be trusted with the truth
I’m playing a game that is no game
With rules that are no rules
Its a different playing field over there!
When you reach out in fear and anger
I’m saddened you think that’s all there is
This limited cartoon version of the world
With its extremes of light and shade
It never has to be one or the other, why not all?
Open, don’t close
Play it large, not small
Relax into accepting it all
Your post came just in time for …
@Michael – I’m so glad! This piece started spewing forth from my brain as I sat on a bus, trying to get to a job interview. I didn’t know entirely who it was about at the time, and I had no idea where it was going either.
So I’m glad it makes sense to someone other than me! 🙂
Catatonic Kid said:
Brilliant thoughts – in the sense of being a shining light in dark places, as well. It’s all wrapped up so well by that last line.
@CK – Thanks! There is definitely a play between talking about internal and external things going on there. Very astute of you to pick it up! 🙂