The human experience
Carries the potential for greatness
Or terrible tyranny
We are latent beings
Waiting to be activated
There is adventure
Written into our code
What makes one
Rise up against all odds
Out of all suffering
And become a carrier of light
And yet another
Lauded with wealth
Cosseted with opulence
Becomes the harbinger of doom
Don’t think this lies somewhere else
It is in each of our hearts
I was a wreck, tortured by my past
Inflicting my pain of everyone
And then opportunity for change arrived
And I seized it by the forelock
Even though it terrified me
Truly it doesn’t matter what has happened
What matters is how it serves you now
Does it cripple you?
Does it feed you?
Can you use it as food for your transformation?
None of this is easy
But we must face these hard truths
We have but one short life
That may be wasted in the past
And we will miss this beauty.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
― Anais Nin
– I wrote this in March 2019 but now it is more relevant than ever.
– Image by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay