I take this moment as my gift, Not to be opened then dismissed, But to find out what is within. To refill your bottle or bowl, With serendipity to unroll - 31 more Journey Jar scrolls. Loving thanks to all You are... A daily Gift felt near and far... So, for You, this Journey Jar. Favors for the perfect event Icebreakers with sentiment Fortune-filled party accents You're truest in the face of the unknown In seeing coincidence as a way to grow In letting what is to be simply unroll. Close the books filled with old stories, Because not even the very best of these Can top your own unfolding mysteries. There is nothing you need to cut loose. There is no solution for you to deduce. There are only paths for you to choose. Clarity needs ample room to see true, so Stay unattached from all points of view. Free of a plan you will know what to do. Healing will come hand-in-hand with calm To listen to whatever they called “wrong” And through tenderness keep you strong. Things get better, that is what they do. As wishes can change, so habits can too. It all starts with you, undeniably, You. As you grow the faith to rise up and out Of naming things by what they're without, Also outgrow all status, pomp and clout. Smile about where you find yourself now. Give all due credit to your own know-how With one grand, gracious, theatrical bow. Who's around you reflects what's within. So look to the Chooser before you begin To judge anyone - friend, enemy, or kin. All you can change is your own attitude. So beware of feeling consumed by a mood Lest you become that one emotion's food. There's always a way to recognize lack - Just a habit on which to turn your back By leading your focus to positive facts. Love in a big way, don't love any small. Remind everyone you appreciate them all. Thanks to you many more will stand tall. Keep your heart flame burning brightest, Though life asks you to tend to the rest Know what puts the warmth in your chest. Time always reveals more, so just wait. Have a lifetime view; you can't be late. You see turns, but the way is straight. Notice the souls you give the most time. Do they offer goodness of body and mind? Are they your example of how to be kind? Insist on loving no matter what happens. Turn away from “I'll love only when...” Heart survives even its own time's end. If you can choose to be kind or be right Choose to be One who is known to be nice And yields in love and refuses to fight. This may be the time for you to be brave And stand for yourself and others today. Be here rooted in truth, come what may. There is a world far beyond being liked, Where you'll uncover more than you might Just keeping people's opinions in sight. It may take all you have to get back up But this is not a should - it is a must: Rise again with renewed love and trust. Bypass roads that are shrouded in dark, That twist round corners or seem stark. Head toward the light, guided by heart. Know when you have reached just enough. A key to awareness is disciplined love. Parent your desires without being rough. Take it all lightly, hold on to yourself Even when you want to dive in pell-mell. Refuse to fret and all things will gel. Asking yourself is a most powerful skill That takes as much honesty as pure will. Keep asking yourself without an “until.” Forget about limits, forget about clout, Forget about all of that word-of-mouth. Forget about thinking. Be here and now. Given the mind sight you now know to use Each of your senses can also help choose The way that holds your greatest truths. Words themselves are relatively useless. How they're delivered is the truest test By which to match what's said and meant. Today brightens or dims your tomorrows Based on what you sacrifice or borrow, So one-by-one resolve all your quarrels. Make action certain. Make action swift. Trusting yourself, decisions are quick. Nimbleness proves that a spirit is fit. 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Connect with whom you resonate the most Be they person, plant, animal, or ghost, May they help you to be fully engrossed. Lumping them together may be incorrect. To split them up could be to disrespect. So weigh what your decision will affect. There is no place you need to be going, Nothing critical for you to be knowing. This is simply what it is to be growing. Yield to your rest, don't chase it down. When it overtakes you, give in, unbound. If it says, “Hush,” don't make a sound. Thinking you know, you might deeply err. Feeling instead, you are probably there. Head will assume but heart rarely dares. Stillness will come if you just continue To do everything that you are most into, And be open to finding a favorite venue. Be true to your word for its own sake do Because new worlds unfold for people who Decide, then proclaim and then execute. Wait before calling circumstance unfair. Instead find the opportunity to be aware Of what needs work, and precisely where. Wanting it all is a part of being human, Yet transcendence can only come when You allow the feeling yet end the doing. Stay outside of it a few moments longer. This will make your perspective stronger And help your imagination do its ponder. It hurts the worst yet blooms brightest, Wherever failure has drained you driest; Now soak the rain and grow your highest. This is about the effort you've exerted: Has it shown someone who's been certain? To outdoing yourself do you remain open? Sometimes, you'll do best to disappear - Put yourself where you are nowhere near Influences that would cause you to veer. Being good to yourself can mean to stop. Let all the tasks and appointments drop, Placing everything below, with you atop. You are still doing more than you might Were something else to hold you alight. Do a bit less. It will all be all right. To understand others, breathe like them. This makes light work of comprehension. How air is treated reveals what's meant. Keep track of your emotional belongings, Reminiscences, grudges and old longings And as they become useless, do hauling. Belief's a fair substitute for knowing, Since it ensures interest keeps growing Until other seeds come for the sowing. You do not have to accept what you see. And may even do better to rely on belief Until this seed looks more like a tree. Being spontaneous, you defy resistance, You gain momentum, surprise opposition, Uplift everyone and transcend criteria. Stop talking to those who fuss and rage, Rattling against their own imagined cage. Nurture a peace that surpasses your age. Interrupt people who drudge up history. Politely redirect talk of dark mystery. Mind all that travels conversationally. There is no need for defense or retreat Once you decide to be unmoved by defeat Seeing within what's impossible to beat. Until you can advance, keep your spirit By being aware of who you let near it. Among noisy folk will you even hear it? The one who's asking, “Oh, but what if?” Would be better off just looking within To see there is only from here to begin. With words speak caringly and sparingly. Master other means to convey unerringly Whatever needs to be expressed unwarily. Stop wondering what anyone else thinks. In your plan that will make some kinks. Opinion gets stale and then it stinks. Waiting can serve as a precious aspect When pursuing a goal and looking ahead. Anticipation can be energy well spent. Health extends from a healthier center. Tender areas - use tenderness to enter. So be gentler on yourself, far gentler. Be polite with your faults. Be polite. No “How long until they're made right?” Realize they obey only loving insight. Rough self-motivation is just as rude as A teacher shouting a lesson in school. Loving-kindness is more powerful fuel. Hold your tongue as you would a feather; Your ears and words are closely tethered And change the world when used together. Your body tells you it has had enough. There is little point remaining rough. Prove in spiritual ways you're tough. Your body has spoken, so do not delay. It keeps telling you in its gentlest way That what is within can no longer stay. What if you have nothing left to earn - No new next offers over which to churn? You're richest when you forget to yearn. Your mind's job is to fish for reasons, To deliver a why, no matter the season. To refuse to accept any isn't treason. Moving forward takes more than spending, It asks humility and real heart rending. Even in life, the soul can be ascending. Be done with villains, plots and twists That busy your mind yet all wisdom miss By ignoring where hidden suffering fits. Expectation ransoms your joy. Be mindful. Consultations can be a ploy. Be nimble. Explanation soon annoys. Be insightful. When you need to ingrain better patterns To maintain focus on what truly matters, Light the way with love as your lantern. Keep leading your mind back from there. Because of the rest it's not yet aware. New benefits are to be found elsewhere. Listen closest to what is still silent. Clues that were never openly expressed Point directly into what's truly meant. Take note of exactly who in you chooses, Lest what is strongest within you loses. Who ends up wisest, inner judgment uses. How it feels makes all the difference. Present choices can make little sense, But from the wisdom of pure sentiment. The value comes from what you don't get. Endless options remain within “not yet,” Which means no goal is ever truly unmet. You are gathering allies as you go along And sometimes the mix will feel wrong. Difficult partnerships make you strong. If it's not light, it is probably heavy. Moving it, a high toll on you will levy. What's weightless may offer you aplenty. Replace what's heavy with what is light. Get plenty of sleep and dream at night. Wake up to goals that grant new sight. This is just what becoming looks like - No longer back there, nor fully in sight Soundly peeling back layers of mights. How necessary each and every mistake is: Flawless for triggering learning within. Bow to lessons that come from each miss. Some search for themselves by using you. While yet an honor, it has nothing to do With your purpose or what you're up to. Turning back to find your way is silly. It is not warm back there, it's chilly. Turn to the sun as if you were a lily. When wants can go unmet, you've arrived. Most never challenge the voices inside That are a shallow part of being alive. That which unravels you again and again Is but asking life's toughest question: Whatever you want, can you first lend? Giving up the old welcomes in the new. Now to figure out what to give the boot: It's for the practice, anything will do. Drop should-haves, maybes and oughts; Lead your mind toward its best thoughts. Show it what body and soul have brought. There is a time to be wary of extremes, Of mosts and bests, without in-betweens. Neither glut nor starve, do remain lean. Trust the hints that you are receiving. Though words and acts can be deceiving, Your body grants the truth of feeling. You first summon your power by deciding. When you do the work, you're fortifying. Again and now your power is multiplying. And sometimes it takes one massive push, A grueling effort, a send-off, a whoosh, If your Will were a sled dog, a “Mush!” You will know when you have tried hard, When effort relieves you of your guard, And nothing you've ever done is on par. There is a more powerful self in you. Build a life in which it is invited to Demonstrate abilities you never knew. Tranquility is something all your own - Something that lives within your bones, Something that in your posture shows. Stop all that unconsciously apologizing, Yielding time-space without recognizing Mindless retreat keeps you from rising. You've outgrown fitting in with anyone, Heedlessly brilliant as the noonday sun. Doing your own thing you warm everyone. Acting on impulses will humble you when You are asked to deliver the words again, Forced to replay what you barely meant. Be as interested in giving as in getting Because it is as important to be letting Others enjoy the pleasure of begetting. Whether as a member or out on your own, See that your truth always stands alone, And the mirror reflects one well-known. Being whole by yourself is impossible - The world has awaited you most of all - Both you and your gift are inseparable. Be whole first. Become a part afterward. First you find your own inner wonderful, Then you help unveiling the same in all. Be with it. No matter how hard it is. Don't turn away. You dive directly in. If it hurts, hurt. Hold up your chin. The feelings will go and you will stay. So don't be frustrated feeling this way. You lost no ground, peace isn't delayed. Remain right here and see for yourself: You don't need anything to enjoy health; Just as you are, you define being well. To keep the crowds out of your garden, Post up signs, implore visitors' pardon To not step where you've worked hardest. Mend your fence and latch up your gate. When the need comes it may be too late. Boundaries are nothing to leave to fate. There is so much to have gratitude for. When you begin, there'll be even more. Thanks opens for you a spiritual door. Have the foresight to refuse new offers, To pause all your projects, to stop and Instead deepen the ways you can soften. There is something to be said for focus. It trains us to set up our own locus of Sharp thought so nothing can yolk us. They might know more than you do today. Best to silence inner backtalk and wait For your mind to absorb in its own way. You might know more than they do today. So keep quiet a moment more and refrain From doing as told or believing hearsay. Move your dream forward one step today. Come up with some half hour-long foray. Confidence grows from little hoorays. Your certainty makes you more effective. It convinces folks you have perspective, And then renders your charisma electric. Life is long. You have time. Calm down. Wake up. Open your eyes. Look around. You're still the best find you've found. Try another approach and see the results But whatever your theory, don't give up. You're farther than you had dreamed of. You can regroup, retrain and rebound by Leaving those who prefer to trend down. Upward again might mean turning around. You are wise to turn from some journeys, To roll up those maps and sound retreat, When just pressing on is just unhealthy. No “figuring out” or “working through.” Just pause right here, where within you Flows power you've barely begun to use. Experiment with your lightness of being. Through your weightless self keep seeing What with the changes is still agreeing. The reasons are rarely as loud as news, But latest events are not of much use. Stick with clear thoughts as your tools. This time allow the passage of some time Before interrupting with logic and mind. Step back and appreciate this grapevine. Today is your invitation to shed layers, To be rid of charlatans and soothsayers, To start over with a new set of prayers. Are you sure this you knows what's best? Have you eaten properly and gotten rest? Are your senses lively, clear and fresh? Keep your goal warm, close and quiet; Better to scheme, best to just try it, Rather than far too soon rouse a riot. Try pleasant, flexible and eager today, And if blocked, creatively another way. Get your chosen results, come what may. Be true and truth won't be hard to find. Be forgiving and everyone will be kind. Be brave and fear will leave your mind. The error of judging them is behind you, Mastering forgiveness and starting anew. This time around, let opinions be few. Be humbled by the total wisdom you hold, Far too much to all at once be unrolled. Almost magically your path it will mold. Your spirit whispers to you via feeling. Let in these sensations without reeling. Being as prayer; emotion's the kneeling. Emotional routines carve unmeant masks That others copy to make their own cast. How you choose to feel spreads and lasts. This is all you need: make the decision. Don't be too attached to fine precision. Trust in the wisdom of your disposition. Trust your gut - your wordless instinct, Your sage giving teachings most succinct. Thanks be to the way that you're linked. Give your likes and dislikes equal say. Take no sides until things are underway. Whichever asks more of you, by it stay. Surroundings influence all your beliefs. Surroundings tell your eyes what to see. Choose your own surroundings carefully. So do the right thing at the right time. To the trigger let your reaction rhyme, And best of all if it can be oh so kind. Indeed, timing makes all the difference. Act too early and instead erect a fence. Too late and the action makes no sense. Your friends are mirrors to well behold, All of them copies of the self you mold. What does each of your reflections show? Do not be afraid to far outdo yourself. Precedents are there to surpass or else You risk sitting your power on a shelf. Are you willing to let go of the rest? To redefine what it means to be blessed? To be what you've given, not possessed? Whatever you cling to should go out next To put your comfort zone to the test and See with or without, you remain blessed. Dislike means you still require clarity Into self-forgiveness to accurately see That everyone's ways are melded in “Me.” Get even closer and observe yourselves - How you react when someone truly delves Into where you'd prefer no teller tell. Successful your every chosen endeavor, Provided you prepare for daily weather, And just as often, expect to do better. Time now to decide what you want to see Of the world and who you're ready to be Because you have enough to do anything. Being is right where your power resides, Neither to nor fro despite drastic tides, For your tranquility floats deep inside. Faithfully follow your plan for the day, But of course be open to destiny's sway. If called upon unquestioningly give way. You embody what is precious about life, So drop here now, any remnant of strife. In this, your enlightenment has arrived. Know you are living your life perfectly. You have overcome what no one will see To become a true example of manifesting. Today brings another treasure trove more Of uncanny, precious coincidences galore Delivered right to your schedule's door. Be as deaf ears to their negative words. Mind your manners as you inwardly turn. Save hearing for what helps to be heard. Use patient ears to hear negative words. Someone is trying to convey their hurt. Open heart, toward love and light turn. You must be done with correcting others; Passion breathes but correcting smothers Via revisions the sentiment of Another. Neither fact nor opinion lives eternally So why should anything feel frustrating? Take a breath and enjoy the witnessing. You did what fit for then. This is now. Past is just a When. Focus on your How. Give all you did before a farewell bow. Do activities that build up your being. When not busy, find yourself practicing. Potency is in simple acts of preparing. Can you recognize what makes you whole? Whenever you eat, do you feed your soul? Will you discover truth past being told? The day is meant for little investments, Small, key decisions, subtle sentiments. Where you are going's a half step ahead. Today goes on what was possible before. From here your options increase tenfold Provided you let the future sit untold. Freedom and access - these are worth it. The ability to step on in and be certain That every option is pursuable and open. Is your initial intention still here? Do you honor it or just keep it near? Could it redefine what you hold dear? Your intentions are welcome to change as What's fulfillment re-widens its range. You're invited to renew again and again. Masters of details are junk collectors. Pupils of perspective are the investors, The ones to search out as your mentors. Escape your own rules. Run free. Go far. Faster, take flight. To your lucky star! See how its light comes from who you are. You can be disinterested yet discerning, Serenely detached while deeply learning, Bearing witness to the endless churning. You can figure this out. You are ready. Aim with sharpened sight holding steady. Target what's across from what is petty. Go face the source of all this confusion Piercing each and every veil of illusion And bring this chapter to its conclusion. Choose a fitting attitude. You're ready. Focus on your feeling. Don't turn heady. It will work out, even what seems petty. Attitudes might fit the same as clothes: Too big or small and people will suppose Perhaps there is someone else who knows. Wear attitudes that express your heart. No need to put on what will fall apart. Just as you are, you are a work of art. What you give freely always makes more. It's a magic little spell in which your Release triggers endless deeper stores. There will always be new places to go, To taste or to touch or to see or know. Life is long, so make your process slow. Climb the higher ground toward your goal By sacrificing today what's comfortable. Self-discipline is worth itself in gold. A sense of purpose will keep you healthy And if it does not also make you wealthy The reward's just nearby being stealthy. You need to make a most personal list, Tasks out of dreams that only you fit. See what the doing does to you within. How you do today is what matters most. Be lively, do not haunt it like a ghost. As guest, see the day as gracious host. You are a waking aspect of your dreams, Using what sleep gave you effortlessly, Things you imagined with masterful ease. Expectations are weeds - clip them back. Garden well, and what threatens, attack. Uproot each and every sprout of a lack. You will find stillness outlasts skill. Hiking consciously beats dashing uphill, And serenity is a better ally than will. Grace beats effort so, work on your flow. Shift from doing only what you can show. Become the spirit that harmony bestows. Cherish your life in day-sized servings. Weeks, months and years are all unworthy Of focus because they're ever-diverging. Experience yourself not just the events. Lest you find built round you some fence Edging you outside of your own presence. Choose all your foods quite consciously. Whatever things you decide you will eat, Ensure each reflects your deeper belief. What nourishes you changes all the time. Have to be listening to hear the rhyme - The gut's verse followed by the mind's. Body's needs first, heart's desire next. In this order you will fail to be vexed Whenever loving has for stamina a test. Can you sacrifice all your seriousness? If you laughed more would you mull less? Doesn't lightness make you feel blessed? Untangle from your stories - be set free. What is behind you is a disproven theory About who is here now and has yet to be. Make Levity and Lightness your friends. A life lived with laughter knows no end; Its tales retold rebirth laughter again. Spread allies out, around on each side. You never know when you'll be surprised And need someone else to turn your tide. When the time to fight comes, be quick. Swiftness can make you uneasily tricked And ensure that to your plan they stick. Key is to focus on just one front, else Jeopardize the whole point of the hunt. Relentlessly chase what it is you want. Opponents go in front and allies beside, Familiar territory stays at your behind, You as the center, leading from inside. Allow negativity to exhaust itself out - To hoot, holler, fuss or scramble about. True positivity has no message to shout. Limits and delays are mostly dreamed up Because who knows the right schedule of The plan your destiny makes from above? Refuse to judge it, and it will move on. Stay where you are. Be consciously calm. You be the landmark that you base upon. Appreciate every one of your cravings: How they can instigate some misbehaving, Yet thanklessly handle daily lifesaving. Savor times between wanting and getting. They're when you see what you're letting Jam up your present by never forgetting. Forgiving transforms you, it truly does. It rewrites the past in phrases of love And ensures the future will rise above. To feel obligated is to ignore yourself, Lose your time and squander your wealth. Choose all you do: this creates health. Obligation should make your skin crawl. Duty will build around you a high wall. Instead let your mindset be charitable. When thrown off course, orient yourself. Do an assessment of your overall health. Keep track daily of what you last felt. Make small shifts with intense patience. Search until you find the ideal occasion To alter yourself, your finest creation. Time to check on your current direction And match it up with your life momentum So you'll recognize useful connections. If you can see confusion up ahead, turn. Chaos leads one way, straight to a burn. Closer to harmony, it's easier to learn. This is all to peel away your eggshell, To dispel your before as enough and well And to convince you a new story to tell. Choose that least certain opportunity, Since it's the only vantage point worthy Of showing you who you're waiting to be. Too many work hard; too few work smart. Savvy ends where a strong back starts so Conserve your power and use other parts. No one lies to anyone before themselves. Whether it is from you or someone else, Deception points back to a heart unwell. This is but one way to see things. Tilt To notice how your perspective's filled With details that only matter until... Health isn't an investment; it's a way. Forget tomorrow's benefits - notice today How a bit of exercise helps your brain. Step outside of it - walk its perimeter. Reposition and get an accurate measure To gauge your resources and expenditure. There is no point in forever responding. To hear yourself should get you yawning. You're the sun - it is time for dawning. Be mindful because your thoughts attract Vibrations that always reverberate back To key people that magnify or detract. Everything is proof of your potential, Be it spiritual, physical, or mental. Think or sense it? Then it's tenable. Are the rules necessary, or convenient? Do they cheer you on or watch, silent? Can you tell which ones are irrelevant? The heart does not have nearsightedness. When you use it to see you'll find this: That they're just doing what pains less. Words tangle the truth. Softly simplify. Show with your ways you don't jeopardize The world each of them treasures inside. Accept apologies with very special care, Boldly delivered only by those who dare To forgive their ego's not being aware. Difficulty is neither friend nor enemy, But that from which you choose to see Each violent wave or one peaceful sea. Dream before dawn and do before dusk, This is the life you've chosen and must Honor what elders in you did entrust. You must consciously make time to relax. Unplug all connection. Forgo more facts. Trust that you push on by sitting back. Give up social norms for personal depth. Deviate from all those regimented steps. Your destiny is an unpaved path ahead. Kindness will heal you from within when You touch wherever your blockage begins. Illness versus love? The heart will win. Do things that build, bridge or blossom. Check in with everybody often, being a Living example of all you taught them. You will need to claim your own space, So get away from those whose words raid Your ideas before their base is laid. Reasons only seem deeply important. It's Really how much feeling you afford them. Your whys bloom as much you adore them. Sleep is at the other end of strength, So know you've done your very best when At day's end you crave nothing but rest. You are the source of truth you seek, no Additional corners around which to peek. The mind just full of training is weak. Rise. It is now time for you to rise. Head to the mirror and look in your eyes To learn from the master you are inside. Rise in relation to where you have been. That was fine then, but not once again. It is never too late or soon to begin. Train your senses to trust your senses. Each says what the other didn't mention. They're the sum total of your attention. It is only about what is true for you. What they're about, you needn't to do. You are on a path that is totally new. See this from that other point of view. It's not absurd, it's simply new to you. Given as much, you'd likely do that too. Patience has more impact than intention: The unaware often waste their attention Rummaging rather than receiving lessons. Body needs mind just as mind needs heart. You are less useful without every part, Like canvas by itself trying to be art. Feel and then think; think and then do, In this order and you'll follow through. True resonance needs an emotional root. You bear as much as you can surmount - More of a feeling than measurable amount So gauge by your heart, not a headcount. What provokes you is what improves you, Just as waves make jagged rocks smooth. The trick is for you to simply not move. And sometimes you need to be impatient, To refuse to be stuck in the station, to Go get yourself alternate transportation. Things either fill space or make room. What you own should not also own you. Everything's highest form is servitude. Make the space to be loved and be lover. This becomes impossible amongst clutter, So out with what takes you no further. Give it the time it requires to happen. Even though your patience it's sapping, Somehow find a reason to keep laughing. Overstimulated minds and toddlers whine. So unplug from it all from time to time. We each have a child to parent inside. What makes you healthy is unique to you. Eat nothing but what your gut approves. Attend to it all the whole way through. By neither apathy nor habit be overtaken Because whenever one of them's forsaken, It blames the other for troublemaking. When injured, rest, reflect and recover, Or else one pain will turn into another. Proactive wellness puts crises asunder. Everything deserves full consideration - How to respond when in conversation and When to slip into silent contemplation. The day's an hourglass filled with sand; Each soul you meet a grain yet so grand. Take every chance to extend a kind hand. You're quite ready to see on your own. True clarity you have found and grown. It perceives, no matter what is shown. Put preferences aside and get moving on. You're dedicated far past comfort zones. Whichever way whispers is your beyond. Though you are so ready you could burst, Before you set out to quench this thirst Decide which priorities will come first. Turn toward the changes; face into them. Courage and crisis make a perfect blend. Each is the one that to the other tends. Don't think you have to have it nailed; Learn lifetimes from those who've failed To make a plan by which you'll prevail. Sometimes power's exactly what's needed. Use caution lest craving stampede it, to Ensure that your guidelines are heeded. The moment you get up is when to begin. You will not be given this chance again To make reality of the wishes within. As every drama has a cast of performers, Every regime has its mass of conformers. Have you memorized any scripted orders? To live for the future is to live a lie, And the past is a life you must let die. If this isn't obvious only you know why. Your skin is a symbol: your boundaries, Where thriving safely ignores disease, As important as fresh bark on a tree. When emotions rise and rage, face them. You will be threatened but never taken, Because you already decided to awaken. Let your heartbeat be your guide today: It races when there is something to say And slows when life is perfectly okay. Pay attention to what ebbs and flows and Look past to what neither comes nor goes This is the You without highs or lows. Tend to the gentle upkeep of your body. Head swiftly to bed when it is yawning, And get up when the new day is dawning. Be generous without sparing. Be unique without comparing. Be hilarious without caring. Are you stewing more than you realize? Ask someone with a fresh set of eyes - As denial can put on a clever disguise. Love each one and have no expectation. Come what may, find cause for elation. Your smile has a life-giving vibration. Time will sweep away all these details. Your explanations' uses eventually fail. Take this chance to pull back your veil. If you love what you do share it freely Because once you manifest your dreaming Wealth has already started streaming. That coat was perfect for those storms And now it is quite tattered and worn; Please take it off and wear it no more. You'll come to find things along the way Some will save time, others will waste. At your mind's yard, do guard the gate. If someone is certain they are in crisis Little you'll do to turn them from this. Do not address what they claim's amiss. You'll be ready, while others hesitate. You'll get up and get out and navigate. You'll be the one who sets it straight. You've gotten all this way without it - Though its lack has sent you into fits. So you had no need, not one little bit. Some words will land between the eyes or Take hold of you by unpleasant surprise. If Love's ignored, another way it tries. Honors upon you are soon to be bestowed, Because of the selfless seeds you sowed, Blessings from all the ground you hoed. Sometimes you'll think you should accept Not what's special but just what's left. Mind such a habit will leave you bereft. What they do may even deeply annoy, But irritation is the mind's best ploy. Work on yourself; see past this decoy. It is uncooked opinion that alienates, That proclaims before it contemplates, Letting true conversation go to waste. Dear One, Most Beloved in All Existence, You are hereby freed of past resistance. Love be with You until forever infinite. You might not be as aware as you believe Of who you are - of this self Perceived. You're beyond anything you can conceive. Whether preference or preconception, What is left is merely a reflection; Use fresh thought, not recollection. The signs might be in front of your face But your thoughts can all proof replace, So perceiving grants you power to erase. No one needs lessons to sing with heart; To do, training does not help you start To discover your source and stand apart. Think of a time when you lost your voice And see if you had already made a choice To silence your inner expressing of joy. There is nothing to buy, nor to believe, No one to follow, nor for you to lead - Only roles to shed - here and now to be. In your recipe, they would be the spice: Some pungent, riling; others mild, nice. Flavoring is just that, not core advice. You're going to be relearning as you go, Because of the gradual way life unrolls: You do and do until you just deeply know. You will think you've been here before, The familiar faces and feelings galore. It's a misconception you should ignore. Whenever you run straight into a block, Some surface of sheer, impassable rock, There's an entrance to find and unlock. Appreciate times that are harder still, When the intended goals go unfulfilled, When all you truly are and own is Will. The sun will eventually beam once more, You will bloom even better than before. Thank the darkness and what it was for. Keep yourself a little bit unsatisfied, With something still irking your pride. Your wings are built to soar not glide. A fool tries to fit a week into a day, To do it all, rushing every which way. But life's finer things require delay. If an “I love you” feels transactional, Stop. Give an “I love you” intentional, And let your “I love” be unconditional. Forgive yourself first. Have you truly? Mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Let go. You deserve to live peacefully. Be at peace with disappointing others. Wiser to beware their fog of druthers, Smoke that blinds before it smothers. About what comes first, next and last, That stale advice belongs in the trash; Life is in to out, not front to back. What does succeeding have to do with it? Fix your concern on the movement within. All lose who think in terms of some win. You can let go of understanding your why. Just watch it unroll in its own due time. You are the first line - it is the rhyme. Not everything need be quite so obvious. Over-explaining means you need to trust That a knowing flows through each of us. If it were time to know, you would know. It is time to produce, so less is shown. It is time to recognize your very own. When exploring, don't cut your own path: Duck, bend and turn. Make your way past What may be landmarks for the way back. Keep going forward. Ignore those voices, The ones that offer distracting choices. Progress will drown out all such noises. Small gains are better than ones grand: Proven by an hourglass versus its sand. So prove to yourself, by your own hand. You'll need neither to abhor nor adore The idea of an endless pursuit of more; Just set a good goal and of it be sure. Where does your mind travel to soften? Where does your heart need no caution? Where do you find yourself most often? If only you could see what others see, You would be energized with an urgency To hurry up and make what you believe. Delay for as long as your ego requires. Existence can wait a much longer while, Or you and Habit could just reconcile. If fortunate enough to do what you love, Then blessed enough to benefit everyone, And tasked enough to stop and rest some. Verbally or not, you've heard it before: “Why can't you do just a little bit more?” Answer, “That's not what I'm here for.” What you are doing is planting the seed, Tomorrow's steadfast and fruitful tree That will rise, spread, shade and feed. A gift comes; do you then go to sell it? Do you move to take ownership or credit? Just how should you share what is given? For all that effort you put into selling Into figuring out what's most compelling Will you let your values do the telling? Your ego is too concerned with results. That is why it pressures you to consult Rather than all expectations catapult. Which are just habits, which are ritual? Which routines lead to places spiritual? To which is your devotion unconditional? Old superstitions might bully new ideas, So to their warnings make it very clear: Originality is worth far more than fear. Stay right here in the grip of the storm Knowing deep inside you're safe and warm Simply going through this to learn more. Your difficulties are not all dreamed up The uninvited are drinking from your cup And need you to tell them that's enough. Just keep thinking about your alignment, About what you need to be most vibrant, About where to best await fate's timing. That thing you do - you truly must stop. Spend more of your time where you ought, Above the flow of your river of thought. Expect your mind to come up with doubt. Give it some attention, just not clout: A caution murmurs but a warning shouts. In food and fitness, spend generously. Be well through these - not medically. You will benefit more than physically. As good as it is to know your dislikes, Which activities fill you with delight? By choosing these you shine your light. To the thoughts that have yet to let go, That in years have not one lesson shown, Say they're now unwelcome in your home. Unhelpful thoughts must be swept away Lest over weaker thoughts they gain sway And find you the target of their mutiny. Recognize when you have nothing to say And see if some words come out anyway. If so, to yourself more attention pay. There are 1,000 paths to 1,000 places so Welcome the one in front of your face as A road to be enjoyed at a personal pace. Of the things that jeopardize your life, The cruelest assassin works from inside, Using familiar cravings as its disguise. Become better at knowing the way back Because when you find yourself off track You need only draw upon workable facts. You're wonderful, not for what you think But for what is more You than instinct - For the way your love keeps you linked. Blaming yourself for the setting sun or Being proud of wars your ancestors won? Acceptance and humility are cure enough. It's possible you're being too relaxed About what you'll need to stay intact. That said, start keeping better track. Speaking sparks an energy that recreates, Breathing life into what one contemplates Echoing - ears to mouths - it circulates. Pull yourself away from too much study; Memorizing turns a mind's waters muddy By trying to label the unknown as ugly. Rebuild yourself, brick by sturdy brick, Habits as cement, to the good ones stick Aligning as you go, mind each next pick. Does your destination still ring true? Is it where your heart is leading you? Is it close enough to be within view? Perhaps you could use a bit of training, Some help to reach where you are aiming, Something to give your lion some taming. Wake from daydreaming and get to work. Put your schedule and structure first; Digging a well takes more than thirst. Healing takes years if you have to think, But if you'll journey to comfort's brink, Forgiveness has a cup for you to drink. Making yourself out to be hero or villain Is limiting - even if it feels fulfilling, Just a role anyone else could be filling. Say no, yield, and try to say no again. Was what you felt worth that hesitance? Was anything unmet by being resistant? Turn yourself around and try once more. You need to knock harder on that door, And when it opens, to go in very sure. Stick to your principles. Do not budge. Be as unmoved by a shove as by a nudge, For you answer to your own inner judge. Your passion is your power. Ignite it. In the fire, your best dreams are lit, Blazing high above in whom they fit. Something unmistakable fills your eyes. Something about you can shift the tides. Something from within you nothing hides. If only you knew how beautiful you are, Those other voices would sound very far From how one should address a superstar. Treasure the aging of your lovely being. Even greater than what's for the seeing: How you keep diving into deeper meaning. Do take the time to reach out and touch Those who are not asking for much, just Acceptance, a bit of affection and such. Whenever you behold something as lovely, And let it turn your insides all bubbly, You help to banish the concept of ugly. It is all about the words that you use; Everything else just serves to confuse. Expression is beautiful from any view. Important things arrive in odd packages So when receiving, the best practice is To be as open to gifts as to challenges. If you get the chance, take fate's dare Look it in the eye with an impish glare At least for a time, chase it anywhere. Beautiful, lulling spots along your way May have much to show but little to say So look more than listen - do not stay. Pick any friendship to take measurement Of how much is heard, how much is said. If too far one way, it is already dead. Sharing ideas is a partnership practice That both opens up and lightens baggage. Such an alliance can brave any passage. Wit will open more doors than your hand. Take each and every perspective you can. Your own storytelling will be in demand. Do you know how to celebrate yourself by Jingling the coins of your inner wealth And doing things that treasure health? Laughter is priceless. Treat it as such. With funny people, spend time, and much. If hurt, it eases the need for a crutch. Treasure those who find ways to despise; Their misdirected abilities to recognize Are the same we use to sink or to rise. Key people will be there along the way, With just the right word to know to say To instruct you in how not to overpay. Take not as genuine that which is guile: A venomous snake also appears to smile. Stand still and watch from here awhile. Before you vouch, make sure they qualify. Listen to accomplishments, not to alibis. Better being cautious than answering why. There's a time for nurture, a time to go; Needing parenting is a thing you outgrow, Shedding the seeking of someone's say-so. Some say that love is a fiery emotion, Intoxicating, like some kind of potion. Your love is more than a sensual notion. If even now they are still looking back, Reminiscing, narrating, rehashing past, Are you in fact with someone who'll act? When you need one, a teacher will appear To grant lessons or whisper in your ear What your soul has been waiting to hear. You mean more than you'll ever know to People who just seem to come then go: Your impact doesn't need you to know. Thank all who helped your transformation Regardless of the details or situations That you then felt like inconsideration. Your defiance in the midst of the storm Is a noble yet misdirected venture, for It comes, not to surprise, but to warn. Those who fret are constantly plotting, Always a new conspiracy to be spotting. Outgrow them so fast you need repotting. Part from those who sell light to the sun Whose goal is to do a thing then be done; You've come to love and serve everyone. Those who find problems, always find more Though you carry solutions to their door. Stop trying to win their inner civil war. Take as long as you need to come to peace To get to where all the accusations cease And things do not worry you in the least. All you have to do sometimes is be there To convey to someone that you truly care Or that of their struggle you are aware. Your role is to simply start the legacy, To be the first who helps others to see That giving is what it means to succeed. Smile at challengers - right in the face. Via clever surprise, leap and give chase. Via wit and will, put all in their place. It doesn't matter how long it takes you Because that which appears to delay you Only proves it's impossible to sway you. Be aware, just when you hit your stride And the conversation leans to your side, It's your ears that should be open wide. If you catch yourself correcting another Stop yourself from speaking any further Until you can appreciate what you heard. And with whom you had most in common Are those who misunderstand most often That as you change, toughness softens. There are benefits to looking your best To inhaling all the air into your chest And inviting the world to be impressed. There are all sorts of little mysteries Things that are tantalizing to believe; Don't get tangled in retelling's weave. Place your focus beyond your own self To things that can make everyone well; A broader vision is, by itself, health. Is it better to have well-sharpened wit Or just an awareness of when to give in? Sometimes the one who loses truly wins. One way or the other, you are an example Either by letting your reactions trample Or taking steps that are lovingly ample. Try not to get upset by a rough delivery Because inside's a jewel for you to see Worth far more than its inconveniencing. Don't get caught up identifying them - Allies or adversaries, foes or friends, Since everyone benefits you by the end. Some people just prefer to oppose you - It's something you'll have to go through To discover all that you're supposed to. Stand by your truth in every situation. No matter what their latest permutation, It still goes against your inclination. What you consider to be the right thing May instead be your identity deflecting. What is your ego still busy protecting? The trick over time is to entrust more Of tomorrow to those closer to its door As you mature into awareness evermore. You have to get to it, without thought. Thinking can get tangled and distraught Where doing gathers only what it ought. Be mindful of whatever deal you request, Because it does not serve your interest To finagle a way out of a pivotal test. Avoid saying things you don't truly mean In favor of the place that lives between What's to be done and where you've been. Ever since you rounded that corner, Why has nothing returned to normal? Because you're on a new way forward. There are 100 ways to go where you wish This would be obvious if you were a fish, No paths - a whole sea in which to swish. Find a good friend and tell it to them; Hear how it sounds and then notice when They ask you to say what you said again. An uplifting friendship is best of all; It picks you back up right after a fall And goes on reminding you to stand tall. Enjoyment, comfort - these aren't enough To be your complete expression of love. You are Everything, not a part thereof. You be the one who decides your beliefs. Think about every single thing you read. Be a pupil for only as long as you need. Give what you can and give it the time To mature into something one-of-a-kind Into the result of a disciplined mind. If you will work, you will not be denied. Even if the weather decides to be unkind, Don't be among those who sigh, “I tried.” Listen only lightly to those who boast And claim of anything to know the most. For now let them serve as humor's host. Take lightly the commentary of a critic Who prefers to look for the fault in it Rather than stand for, beside or within. Fitness can serve as your best medicine To keep any negativity from getting in And keep you focused on how you'll win. Not everybody likes laughter or a smile From not having shared either in a while But yours will remind them to reconcile. Help others, but take care of yourself So you're giving from a place of wealth With both physical and financial health. Whenever big words surround small deeds It means someone is stuck in their weeds And needs to first find a place of ease. There is no lack, not in any given thing You simply decide, then get in the ring, Step, tuck, advance and take your swing. If you stay focused on one single goal, You might lose sight of You as a whole. You are love itself, you are not a role. The news might trigger your deepest rage A feeling you had put in a thought-cage. Face it and rise to a more honest stage. Some people say things that truly hurt That cause you to feel lower than dirt Which is from where good sprouts spurt. You may be given a most unpleasant offer That is but an opportunity to not waffle As you reject what you deem to be awful. Forgive yourself for the role you played In triggering someone's unpleasant ways. You helped lead them out of their maze. You're naturally and constantly training Everyone around you to avoid complaining So the goodness becomes self-sustaining. Infatuation with dates, facts and names Is one form of love but is not the same As daring to touch and risking the pain. How long will you force yourself to hear Words that roam, drift, wander and veer From what your heart has made so clear? Being who you are is being nothing else Except that which makes it easy to tell That you honor yourself by living well. Fall no farther past where you are safe. You know the place you should never stay That can far more than just time waste. Bad examples can provide the best advice Needing to neither be packaged nor nice. Listen to lives for the lessons inside. Small decisions have the biggest effects, With greatness or not, each one connects, So create a schedule your mind respects. The best lessons are easy to understand But hard to await patiently as they land As lightly as a butterfly upon the hand. You need more than walls to make a home And more than money to live on your own: You need to love who you are when alone. There are golden people in your history Reminders that you are more than worthy Of a loving life and of living lovingly. Everyone may say, but you won't hear or See it until you can look in the mirror Loving yourself day-by-day ever-dearer. What they see is just a late reflection: Where you were, not where you're headed. You do not owe them their misconception. There are those who need you to react To keep their inner world view intact: Lovingly disarm all their petty traps. You succeed alongside who you befriend; Time is the money you must daily spend Funding those on whom you will depend. There'll be no problem you cannot solve If you open your heart to forever evolve, Watching all you let go simply dissolve. You are your best when you do far less; You are not You when you harbor stress. You are so attuned when in quiet quest. So much is perfect the way things are You should inhale before raising the bar Enjoy what's close before traveling far. Truly, sometimes some things choose you Because you're either ready or willing to Welcome whatever they blossom you into. Stop measuring how long it's been for now You should stay focused on what, not how; You've already made your ancestors proud. This is a necessary stop along your way To reorient, assess and some homage pay To your process, but you must not stay. The time for celebrating has moved on. Without worrying something is wrong, It's time to be where you're strong. What you're making will last a long time. Others will use it along their own climb. Find their future thanks in subtle signs. Allow your example to be a bit of a mess So others can relate and not feel stress As they try to copy what in you is best. It's good to live by a code for a while, To focus more on discipline than style, But quit before your rules merely pile. Of the powers beyond your understanding, You should be eager, but never demanding To learn from them how to keep expanding. Something incredible is already waiting So very nearby to where you are staying Nothing you do will cause any delaying. The way you express your joy is healing Especially when your laughter is peeling Others away from what they're concealing. When you can create as part of a pair, And offer up your soul completely bare, You'll channel power found only there. Protect your center. Protect your core. Above its strength there's nothing more Important for you to be working toward. You'll have to dare to be unconventional To show that everyone can be intentional About living and being multi-dimensional. Let serendipity be your daily companion To guide you out from thinking's canyon By the light of your own heart's candle. Putting positivity into every word said Signals gossip's vultures high overhead To flap elsewhere for the dying or dead. Symptoms are rarely immediate; Be aware. When today's choice is given less care, It gives tomorrow so much more to bear. It won't come from speaking your mind - It will come from being quiet and kind. Watching is what will help you unwind. Ask everything you allow into your body, If it keeps you safe or makes you sorry, And refuse whatever answers, “Probably.” Go over each thing you do, thoroughly, And check that it is still unswervingly Taking you to where you want to be. Pull yourself away from a daily routine To talk to someone you do not normally, Who is sure to have just what you need. Keep the strategy but change the tactics Because so far you've only been half in, Though more of you is ready for action. Revisit some of your less pressing goals To see which ones are now stale or cold And which if any can still serve a role. Protect your nest but know when to stop, So you do not end up hatching some plot To take away what someone else has got. When your heart holds onto what matters, Even though all else be torn to tatters, Commitment itself is the rescue ladder. Least important is where they come from; Rather be sure you share the same tongue In matters of positivity, work and love. The conversation is not worth your time Unless it is of that most engaging kind That makes each participant look inside. Time for a transformative connection, Not just one that upholds convention, So start by asking a better question. That question you assume to be relevant Comes from a practice all too prevalent: That right answers are the ones to get. If you don't get just what you expected, You must see that it is you being tested For what you yourself actually invested. How you send someone off after a defeat Is a chance to perform a most noble feat: To bow to their graciously given treat. No one's going to show you the right way Ask the supposed experts though you may; This is part of the price you must pay. Nothing you think was done so in malice; Some folks simply have a special talent In showing you where you're off balance. There is a reason you dodge when you do: You are not interested in going back to Letting too many needs be met impromptu. Life has a way of always getting better If you follow this advice to the letter: Find the good in every season's weather. Dedicate yourself and get right to work Ignoring anyone who says you can shirk; Shortcuts turn into self-inflicted hurt. Don't obsess about it - just calm down. Something inside you knows the way out. You will never need to worry about how. Do you go where the welcome is warmest? Or are you willing to brave the forest, Where favorite comforts may be poorest? It's the result of each and every habit; The routine is what reaches to grab it. The craving did not create the pattern. You've been growing all this for years, Watered it with blood, sweat and tears, Into something immune to others' fears. Just relax and lean back on experience, Proof you needn't fret nor turn furious As life likes you to not be too serious. Get things ready for what's on the way. What needs to go and what should stay? Make haste as if you had only this day! And while they are sharing their worry, Permit your mind to go off on a journey To anywhere else and return in no hurry. So much more of your history would clear From knowing more about those most near. Uncovering that is not why you are here. If conversations take a superficial turn Don't let your impatience ignite or burn The listening lesson you need to learn. It only seems petty because of your eye That's trying to focus elsewhere nearby Instead of upon this answer in disguise. Be firm, don't let anyone dissuade you. Your decision was key, and made through A steady, unshakable willingness to do. Be flexible and open to their suggestion Because regardless of a hidden intention Every new idea raises a useful question. The future you dream of, is it external? If so, it's but the smallest of a kernel Of a treasure that is already internal. Speak your mind, then hold your tongue. What your words do is not easily undone; Wisdom is verbally lost and silently won. If you are not being heard then be quiet Until you determine to once again try it With whichever words best quell a riot. You're en route, no matter how you feel So why not go on and sweeten the deal by Choosing a lighter definition of “real?” Give out compliments; wait for none back. Whether as words or thoughts, you attract Adoration in too many ways to keep track. If you find yourself repeating yourself Take your common sense off of the shelf For it's time to listen to someone else. The memories help when times are tough But reminiscing because today is rough, Misses the fact that here now is enough. Keep on creating - no matter what comes, Don't try wondering when you'll be done Just focus on effort mixed in with fun. If you're doing it right, days speed up And fill with things you had dreamed of, When you keep expressing what you love. Wherever any loss of momentum begins, Use your mind's spotlight to examine Which daily goal was too easy to win. You can't be expected to master it all. In some areas, your standards may fall. Get up until you once again stand tall. You might not be at peace with your past Until you reframe those circumstances as Your life birthing itself through chance. Those who want better will try to do so; Don't be a judge of what you don't know. Many who struggle try hard not to show. There are so many powerful words to use, Your holiest act is to mercifully choose Which to deliver and which ones to lose. If you were asked about your intention, Would your answer also include mention Of your living in that same direction? Once you are done wanting and getting Come to the place of intention-setting Manifesting more in living by letting. You became whatever your life required Just as you now keep yourself inspired: By always aiming a little bit higher. It is you who brought all of this about Without so much as a scream or a shout; What if you were to let everything out? Eventually there are no leaders to model Just one path-paving intention to follow Keeping you, in the best of ways, hollow. Go ahead call it dark, call it so lonely The whole point is that this is the only Set of stairs up to your innermost holy. Assuming you prefer your power to last, See through the mob's tendency to dash And to your own intention be steadfast. Ultimately, in the end, who really cares? Were you supposed to just sit right there And pretend their fears make you scared? Temper prowls with mouth open wide, To devour whoever will not move aside And take the flow of events in stride. Again they're asking you to play a game Which each and every time ends the same: With you wondering why you ever came. You grow apart, even without any strife This is purely the ebb and flow of life So don't let theories or tales run rife. Stop rummaging through all that trash, And sifting other people's campfire ash Rooting around scavenging bits of past. What happened, happened for a reason: To turn all of your doing into being, As you unroll this feeling's meaning. If your words are missing the hearer, Perhaps you must make it much clearer Via means that bring you even nearer. Conversation is such a life-giving act; Half skill, half ritual best kept intact Doing more than resuscitating facts. You may not have been seeking this fight Yet here you are, asserting you're right Instead of using this to deepen insight. Be ever mindful to deflect the chatter That pulls you from what truly matters And leaves woven thoughts in tatters. You come, you go; you shed, you grow. Only in darkness can you see it glow: A star in the direction you must go. Allow them to frown upon your quietude, To disapprove and demand more of you - You keep still until you have no mood. It is important that you grow a feeling About whatever you hope to be achieving To direct and drive your every dealing. The hardest decisions you have to make Are pointing out which excuses are fake And letting them go for your own sake. You're obliged to use your critical mind To think your own way through this time. You must do more than hope it goes fine. Use what you gain to let something go; What is overgrown has no room to grow. Your inner landscape could use a mow. Where you get stuck, take special note: This is where there's no room for rote, You will become the expert they quote. Sometimes, for a time, you need to quit So you can come back with a tighter grip Once you have fully renewed your spirit. Check on their work before they return. Pay those who sell, just what they earn. In business, charity is not the concern. This image of success that you've drawn, Is there some example it is based upon? Or is it the sketch of an unseen dawn? Any hesitation to do as they suggest, Or disinterest in listening to the rest Is your intuition knowing what's best. Whenever you're tempted to put up a fuss Consider the urge itself to be humorous: A burping baby ego starting to spit up. Perhaps the best part about a second try Is that you get to focus entirely on why And really get to know your inner guide. It comes from where you least expect - The guidance you will be needing next, So be open and have both ears prepped. When things slow down it's time to stop To be thankful for that which you got, And even more so for what you did not. Tip your chin up, because you don't know Who is watching and needs you to show An example of gracefully making it so. Above all, it's time for you to reflect, Await patiently and with all due respect So when it comes you will deeply connect. You did, it didn't; that's that, it's so. Thoughts run everywhere yet nowhere go. Let today's be straightforward and slow. Your body will tell you the right remedy So long as you pay attention especially And surrender any unhelpful tendency. When it doesn't seem to be about you, But about what you can selflessly do, You're wealthy because you contribute. Sometimes you may be swimming in tasks And to assist you no one seems to ask; It's that your abilities are so vast. Only trust advice that is proven by time, Not green buds from someone's grapevine. Who has the ripest fruit for your mind? You have thought all this through before So trust in yourself and revisit no more; Build up with all of that as your floor. Work with yourself a little bit longer So you can become a whole lot stronger; It's almost time to divide and conquer. You've done so much - stop and remember. You grew this blaze from just an ember And given love that will last forever. To find the way to your heart's desire Look at your list of priorities entire And rearrange your day as it requires. Where others stopped is not far enough; Because what they considered too rough Is just where you must drop some stuff. Because time is the only asset you get, Part from everyone you find wasting it And study anyone who's schedule is set. Certain incidents need to be forgotten, Not because they're particularly rotten, But because they don't help you broaden. Some folks just need to spread confusion To escape from their self-made illusion And create more dramas for the choosing. “I don't understand why they act so...” Is an attempt to forget what you know: That everyone has their own way to grow. Your anger is part of you for a reason: To defend you against emotional treason And arm you with your own inner legion. You can predict what is going to happen Based on all of their previous actions, So you already know just what to fasten. You were speaking before you were fluent And building before needing a blueprint; Continue to trust in your own movement. Whether intentional or just by accident, If it keeps you from your accomplishment Then it is the opposite of an advocate. The reason you're being treated this way Is not to have negative things to replay But to learn when it is time to disobey. Right after you reach this next plateau, See all the new directions you could go, But to each and every one of them, “No.” Take a closer look at what you are doing Are you eating or just endlessly chewing? Put finishing power into your pursuing. To move forward you need not look back, Though from behind, some try to attack; Trust your allies to guard your tracks. As you are bringing life to your dream, It is vulnerable in this place between, And needs you to leave all who demean. You are comfortable here for a reason: You know how to dress for this season; But your wardrobe is becoming uneven. True, you should stick to your talent as Success asks more focus than balance, But work where you are most challenged. Have your gratitude and yet remain open To all that comes with what was chosen. Your future with so much more is loaded. Hopefully by now you look back and see: Progress walks closest behind adversity So ease is exactly what you don't need. Or you can find out by taking a detour; It helps to go where you're not so sure To recognize the one path that is yours. If you dislike the term procrastinating, Then think of it as an internal debating Only won through attempts, not waiting. As you align, the ideas will overflow, Blending with what you've already grown To make something that is all your own. You have to trust that greatness builds, Never outward from more and more frills, But ever-inward from daily-honed skills. Keep your head down. Work on your craft, Closed workshop door to let in no draft. You need to be driven, not well-staffed. Gather up treasures as you journey along So that even though your journey be long, You will only become increasingly strong. They're wise to as far as they have gone And past that, can only steer you wrong. Reposition yourself to where you belong. There is most certainly a price to pay: What you were in exchange for this way; Every tomorrow in exchange for this day. Keep yourself organized because of this: Whatever response will need to be quick, And you must know where everything is. You have done well to not get roped in, But before you declare an official win, Look well at what next thing you begin. Living is only ever about how you feel: Though motivations are easily concealed, They are all your mind regards as real. In the faces of those you don't yet know Is where to catch a glimpse of your soul As they reflect to you what they behold. Must it sound the way they say it should To make a difference or to even be good? Are you here to be, or to be understood? Everyone is traveling somewhere special, So if you can't help speed their vessel, At least help them keep their schedule. Hold this ground. Do not advance. Plant both feet. Own this stance, Unmoved - as if deep in a trance. Your habits are as waves in your ocean, Keeping everything you start in motion, Drowning out every unproductive notion. It does not have to feel good every day So long as it still makes sense to stay On a path that heads this general way. Whatever you feel as if you have lost, Came to the bridge that it had to cross And paid in pain what the toll cost. If you understand that seasons change, Why not embrace your own heart's range And think none of your moods strange? When will you allow yourself to be You? Stop saying you don't know what to do! You know it all, including the truth. Whether you remember how to or not, Be grateful to whatever you forgot, Because enough is as good as a lot. The decision is not between that or this But whether to consider a lose or a win As the same, and just keep surrendering. Since there are so many forces at play, You do best to let go, come what may: See how everything happens anyway. All this effort you are prepared to use Should instead go to help you to choose Which of your stories it's time to lose. Disagreeable, difficult or disingenuous, Some are unable to do anything but fuss. These disguised guides make calm a must. Imagine yourself overcoming everything All of the pride that that would bring; A dream victory's still occasion to sing! Busy? Tired? At the end of your limits? Experiencing life via tasks and minutes? On your way home or just paying visits? Here, new habits don't look like much. Just for now, let faith be your crutch Until they manifest what you can touch. 1) Give up, Desire! 2) Give up. Desire. 3) Give up Desire. Use gain to own less. Own less to use gain. Own use to gain less. The time for travel will soon be over, Not like turning from drunken to sober, More like no longer needing to be covert. It's just the words, and nothing else, So don't invite your high-minded self. Fewer words generate greater wealth. Observe you yourself listening to this, That so simply put - everything exists, Including there being no need to get it. Once they go, then you'll have the gift, Not all at once, rather a gradual shift. You have been chosen because you uplift. Someone is waiting at your next plateau With climbing details you need to know: Which rocks to dodge and which to hold. Even in the darkest night of your moods, Even if there's barely a sliver of moon, Toward that, all of your attention tune. The worst thing is to come with a story That no one likes because it is boring, Or because it sidesteps truth for glory. Change is taking its own sweet time, But it is coming as you will soon find, So stay flexibly strong, body and mind. You are the result of all your trials All these years over all these miles, So seal with love all your old files. Console yourself - it is not about you But about what they are going through, Searching their inner world for truth. You are wise to make this deeper root, As winds of change are blowing through Removing whatever can be pulled loose. Sift their words for pebbles and chaff, Ideas that do not keep you on track or Untested advice that may set you back. Now get outside and breathe in some air. You stagnate in here. Go get out there. Be both with Nature and without a care. You root in the past more than you know, As proven by that certain way you say no Whenever you forget 'as above so below.' When mulling over which path to choose, Make peace with what you intended to do; Build upon what already comes from you. Put it off for as long as you need to, But eventually you must tell the truth About what is no longer in you to do. We never lose that which matters to us; It simply asks for a new level of trust When it transcends what can gather dust. This is the time to look it in the face, To be duly firm, to put it in its place, To embody power that embodies grace. The choice is not between this or that, But between your path and a given track; One's forever forward, the other, back. First, line everything up the right way: Closest to what's most important stay; Head into yourself, not into the fray. It is good to have two different goals: One to dream toward and one you can hold To make it impossible to ever grow old. Neither win the future nor beat the past But completely do today's clearest tasks And when you can, be thorough, not fast. Being understood will never be required. Just rise from a place that is inspired, Looking only and ever and inward higher. You are allowed to grieve and sit awhile But listen closely for the voice inside. When it says to return, do so in style. What it leads you to, through, and from Are new ways to grow in truth and love, And challenge what used to be enough. Work on your words until you are sincere Not just saying what they expect to hear But expressing what is loving and clear. Improving your process should come first Because it does more than quench thirst - It unleashes flow not occasional spurts. After the plan, the feeling will remain - Because it's about much more than gain: Growth is in your heart, not your brain. So much of it lives within the delivery That you will excel as soon as you see What you can give instead of receive. Open your arms and the world will come It wants to respond with so much love And meet you in your pursuit of fun. Your intensity will never be a match For what easeful alignment can catch Nor for the itch only time can scratch. Shrinking from it can only shrink you So be brave and come out to introduce Yourself and offer terms for a truce. Generosity even toward your inner miser Because by opening your arms out wider Your inner creator becomes the decider. Now close that door that is still ajar - There's plenty to do here where you are And you are the most qualified by far. The planning is done. It is time to do. Enough thinking. That time is through. Begin the routine and begin with you. Remember that this is only a projection Of your thoughts and more so intentions Even the ones you prefer not to mention. It's time to change your whole approach Even if it calls for getting a new coach Because habit on progress does encroach. It seems easier to do what you're doing But you only gain ground when improving Because it requires conscious choosing. It will be helpful to take another look Into one of the paths you recently took To review which spices you used to cook. Offer a question instead of a defense Whenever asked to explain your intent; Where you're going - not where you went. Activities are not what get it done - Alignment, like planets with the sun Is what makes your best process run. It's already here, just line things up Like using a waterfall to fill a cup - You'll never wonder if you got enough. When you are done, it will just be shed; When other things interest you instead, Not a bit will dwell inside your head. Some prefer to take it all in at once. This is a habit that is rarely undone, So simply tend to your own digestion. If it irks you - how they keep taking - See in you something is still blaming Others for the crime it is evading. And if it must be more than once daily, What you have, even if unwillingly, is A habit that makes it harder to be free. Let go of advice that is based on greed, That implies there is something you need To win it all or from something be freed. What within you prefers certain words? Is something trying to take two turns? Would it prefer you somehow unlearn? Hold your humor closest to your heart, To greet with laughter, not tear apart Anyone who pushes over your day's cart. Give yourself permission to move on, To be freed of being Thought's pawn And raise the sun of your next dawn. A rut is good both to measure how deep A thought can dig a bed to go to sleep, And how high to escape you have to leap. This isn't one to think your way through But one to find you being something new, A painter creating an as-yet unseen hue. Thank your thinking and now let it rest. For what comes next it may be but a pest; Heart is your home and mind but a guest. Mistakes are the soul of transformation, Teaching you focus through tribulation. So less judgment and more contemplation. Onto your approach, does it makes sense? What part of it is feeling odd or dense? Which part makes you feel truly immense? It is as silly to blame your reflection For a blemish you see in its complexion As it is to find fault in the tension. This is a wonderful journey. Do you see? By deciding today will go just perfectly Because joy is in choosing momentarily. Complaining may be what you used to do, To let it out and yet not let it loose; Look ahead. Never dwell. Simply refuse. It goes against your values, but you do To keep the peace and make it through, But this takes an improper toll on you. It may not be time for the actual words, But you can start by living it at first So the blossoming can go on undisturbed. It is time to be more than an observer. It is time for you to go even further - Into what inspires your deepest fervor. It is good to face occasional doom To be reminded not later but soon To keep your adaptability in tune. Stand in this. Be in every bit of it - Even parts that you'd rather not admit And when you do, labels cannot stick. The answer does not need to come to you, Rather it is you who will come to truth By daily doing what it is that you do. Starting requires you stop sitting there; No special feats or oath to swear It's about beginning regardless of where. Gifts can get thrown out unintentionally Unless we decide to sort conscientiously What belongs inside versus on the heap. Are you sure this is what you should do? Yes? Then refuse to take on anything new Until this is ingrained, not just true. Keep going - some days will be very easy And others may make you feel very queasy But a climb leads to where it is breezy. Every day leave one unkind word unsaid And you'll soon speak with a clear head About even that which once caused dread. You have one job - to keep progressing, Not to be measuring or second-guessing, Or even spending your time confessing. To help you decide, think of it as this: Any of those you will eventually quit, But the right one is here as you sit. Change is only necessary if you say so; Staying the same brings benefits also - Like learning how to maintain a flow. Enough of trying to meet their demands That always use the work of your hands; Root your two feet. In stillness stand. You can listen regardless of interest, And hear if a heart is being addressed. If not, words are just making a mess. Thought-circles will dizzy your peace For years until you tell them to cease So you can distinguish west from east. Preparation will be behind you soon; Through the work you have been hewn, So now see yourself as well-groomed. Figure out a way for it to remain fun Because you'll recall when it is done How fully-enjoyed, not how well-run. A mind on the task and a heart on hand Will ensure you are doing all you can To help some fly and let others land. There is little use in being a judge Of that which has no need to budge so Dismiss your inner court with a nudge. If you can look past each circumstance, And past every opportunity to advance, You'll see your genuine, actual chance. Without any of it, you'll still be you; Not your oldest things, not what's new, But what notices points to your truth. So much of what you carry is irrelevant But you simply do because it's expected; Expect a little more emptiness instead. Recall it is by being that you've seen The amazing places to which you've been So once again be a little more serene. Less fun alone, so find temporary guides Who invite you to explore places inside And take a tour of all you have tried. You can be comfortable you chose right, And at very least you prevented a might From ruining your well-deserved delight. Study closely all who need a bit more - See if of this fact they are even sure; Keep your wants few and your needs pure. No one else can direct you exactly what From your daily rituals you need to cut So decide for yourself which is a rut. You will come across it everywhere else So you may as well start with yourself: Work solely on your own highest health. In matters of eating, fitness and wealth Find one way each day to push yourself: Do what you learned despite what's felt. Spend time on bringing people together; You are the sun in their day's weather, The kite to which they love to tether. You need to inhabit this space above all And let other activities around you fall Away as you rise, stretch and stand tall. For now just find out a little bit more So that you build on a foundation sure Something that works and truly endures. Don't worry much about whether it will, Just pay attention to honing your skill And forget even the idea of an 'until.' Look again at how things are laid out; Do they reflect what you're all about? Is everything set in the right amount? Be patient until the right people come. Until then, there is work to be done - Refining yourself and being your One. When it is right, there is no knowing, No trial with evidence to be showing - Only a feeling that just keeps growing. Take time for your own sake, take time. Down the long road awaits the sublime. Your impact is a poem; you are one line. Recognize each milestone that you reach As proof you learned and let life teach Toward a mastery of your perfect niche. If you wish it would all go more quickly Your mind is heading somewhere prickly; To your heart's time just keep sticking. Safeguard by investing in your own idea, Something that uses your current career To look where your vision is most clear. Prosper by pressing in one new direction In which your tuned powers of perception Can repurpose your well-learned lessons. Sometimes none of it will make any sense And you'll have to decide which elements You're going to acknowledge as relevant. You need a day off - a day just for you; There are many ways to see this through, And each must leave you nothing to do. When you're hearing from only one source You're ignoring life's far greater force Available all along your entire course. It is time to reach out to other ones Who can help you get much more done - And show you what you find most fun. It may not matter as much as you think, Though this may feel as if it's a brink; It really is as fleeting as one blink. No need to decide, simply be as you were And notice when the heart begins to stir And when all else just becomes a blur. Use your mind to point to every option, But let your heart pick, no precaution; This is the journey - not some auction. The pieces are coming together perfectly With some imagination you'll clearly see Not far ahead, the breakthrough opening. Keep your space clean and keep it clear So that confusion has nowhere to appear And inspiration knows it's welcome here. All your tasks contribute to your goal, Provided you can do them from the soul. So tell them they are part of the whole. You weren't meant to tend to everything Since you're the only one who can bring A life expressed with your special zing. Focus is waiting for your sacrifice, Not to ensure things turn out right, But to re-aim with sharpened sight. Do you think of the end when you begin? Do you lead with your nose or your chin? What comes out is based on what went in. Some things are simply here to refuse - To remind you you should always choose Bare feet rather than too-tight shoes. You don't go backwards by doing it again Though toward the longer way you'll tend As everything within asks, “Now when?” Deal with it before it gets any bigger; So far there is nothing it can trigger Because you outdo it in will and vigor. It is going to go exactly how it will, because nothing goes differently until You can master the art of being still. Look at what you are doing to yourself To see whether it benefits your health Or merely echoes what someone else felt. The new way awaits your certain say-so, Which comes once you head-to-toe know It is solely about imagining your flow. Set out with more than a running start So that you will always be able to dart, To escape, pursue or just stand apart. Ranking yourself from expert to novice Only adds sand to a desert of nonsense; Keep your focus on remaining conscious. When given the words you prefer to hear, Treat your ears as eyes that easily peer Past them to choices you may still fear. Lead your way by being perfectly clear Because whether or not they even hear, This is how the heart learns to steer. Remind those who matter that they do And you will expand what is good into Infinitely more: the power of gratitude. When someone resonates deeply to you, Pause to find out what else they value And this may uncover more inner truth. Even though the delivery seems awkward, Welcome helpers and send away blockers; Life is about what moves things forward. The best you can do is to give it time, Not having that impatience of the kind That expects the fruit without the rind. When all the inputs start to overwhelm, Remember you are a captain at the helm Able to sail toward any chosen realm. When there are too many new things to do, This is precisely when you should refuse To be pushed, pulled or in any way moved. And if it had happened in any other way You would not have this awareness today; Gather your regrets and throw them away. It's best when you listen to feelings, Go away from what sounds so appealing, To take your own journey of healing. Let it out - you are allowed to complain Because it can bring relief to the brain Which is not meant for carrying disdain. Don't let their wording steer you wrong; You're where you wanted to be all along. You'll never need to argue to be strong. And if they were to do as you requested What you built would never get tested or Show you who else is actually invested. Once you give away what matters most You become the universe's gracious host Keeping nothing but your openness close. Take the time to pick what matters most By looking at the things you keep close And thinking of who you frequently host. A breakthrough need not be announced Because it becomes even more profound Without interruptions from the mouth. Enough of the items - on to the action; For making brings far less satisfaction Than genuine and meaningful interaction. Try not to get overwhelmed by the pile; Step far away from it once in awhile And try perfecting your silliest smile. Take a moment to see it from the finish And see what stress this does diminish; To be most effective, remain a witness. Choose someone to be your muse today. Someone right nearby or very far away Who is for you the same as a sun ray. Neither overrate nor downplay this time All of the work you put in to harmonize But let your own conclusion materialize. Training is the reason you act this way. The grooves were cut deep so you'd stay. Escape options? You have a whole array. If you let your thoughts linger here, You'll train them in a loop to steer; Decide and let it be perfectly clear. Perhaps the truest words you can bestow Are ones that tell the unwelcome to go For they do not help your garden grow. If someone is inviting you to criticize, Be an example of other ways to describe What simply is versus what is desired. Some lift you up and some wear you down; Those who tend to leave you with a frown Are telling you to go tread new ground. To you, it feels like a poisonous thing. To them, the holy ritual of complaining Is worth their unquestioned sacrificing. You needed it, but now complain no more. It helped you sweep your feelings' floor In preparation for new blessings galore. Anger was a defense. Now end your war. You don't need to fight against or for What was only ever meant to be a door. You may not realize it's time to rejoice Because you have grown, using your voice And so replaced obligation with choice. This thing you are choosing not to say Will end up getting in your future way. Spend time while you can afford to pay. Welcome the tears. They are a good sign: You are tender and vulnerable by design. Love - you need no one else to be kind. Enough thought about what you'll begin! The day to imagine's the day you are in. It is the proven habit that's the win. Your mind has no clue of what is perfect And just uses that as a ruse to deflect From how key it is for you to connect. A slow start should always be preferred Over a haste in which lines get blurred To be fully present for all that occurs. Be mindful of what you tend to produce; Does it put your goodness to good use? Does it let even more creativity loose? Whatever stays stable will resist change And this applies the same to your brain, So spend more time with the unexplained. What you don't question picks at you To pry your weakest assumption loose So reevaluate your whole way through. Put more focus on the how than the what And more time with the if than the but; It is the sharpening that makes the cut. Pay attention to your mood when you pay: Ecstatic to be making financial headway Or eagerly anticipating your next foray? It is only important that it is yours, Not to feel justified in starting wars, But to be best placed to open new doors. If you get tired, take that as your sign That part of you is getting left behind. It should be a deepening - not a grind. A challenge that makes you feel queasy Need not be gnawed on until it is easy; Feed it to one who can enjoy it deeply. As unpleasant a thought as it may be, Things are only ever called upsetting If unflattering angles are reflecting. And if you feel the need for a change, That is easy enough for you to arrange; So much more difficult to just remain. Whenever you think what's needed is aim, That's just the ego casting false blame; A most perfect life would look the same. Even if you're only gradually gathering The things others say are worth having, You crowd out what should be mattering. Some of what you're left with is useless Except as practice for becoming ruthless In turning predatory thoughts toothless. You're able to work hard, that's proven. But it is time for a new level of doing: One that lets creativity do the moving. Perhaps success was your assumed goal, But another journey - one of the soul - Has deepened your definition of whole. What now offers you feelings of stress Is actually just a point-of-view test In both understanding and forgiveness. Whether it's accurate, sensible or not, You should just decide what you've got And decide to make it add up to a lot. Be clear - let that be your calling card So that it makes a fence round your yard And other things will no longer be hard. Your thinking has a storyline it prefers A familiar place where it always returns But it is time to show it the universe. Take a trip - in this moment here now To a place reachable by one sworn vow: “Love is the only voice I will allow.” What challenges you offers you a choice; Get that the reason you're given a voice Is to speak sense that quiets the noise. Whenever possible, look to make rituals Because that which you can make habitual Is an investment paying daily residuals. Finish. Bring it to some kind of close So this can join with the larger flow And help water other things that grow. A habit might help you forget to grow By praising you for sustaining a glow But you can blaze bright, so you know. Move on, because you are well past due Leaving this place, despite its view And despite the lack of a dramatic cue. It is time to say that this is enough, That you are ready to call this done, That you are finally prepared to run. Need not one more drop of information To step into a life of your creation; Set out and call it all exploration. Who else really needs to be involved To get even one piece of this solved Whether you're enthralled or appalled? There's a time for hearing, but not now; This is the time to tilt your head down And work in isolation, no matter how. All your doings should be more rigorous, So nurture whatever keeps you vigorous And map out all your inner wilderness. And now either choice will be correct Because you've chosen to first reflect On all you have versus what you'd get. Whatever was given will be taken away. But what you've lived will always stay So use it like your personal treasury. Everything is going to take more time When you interrupt your own deadline; Make your schedule clear, not implied. You are best fit to negotiate Because you know how to wait. Next, prepare to demonstrate. Knowing what you have is no small feat, Like tasting ingredients in all you eat So take your time by taking a seat. Your mind is less inclined to let go Than it is to use new things to grow, So surprise it with a whole new show. Think deeper about what is driving you As you ponder each and every new move; One step back shows two ways through. Most important to keep in mind is why So that when you are asked to decide, You're already so perfectly aligned. Understand it is alright to disappoint, Because someone always becomes disjoint When you use your power to self-anoint. You are not your skills, you are more - The embodiment of what all is in store; You are an exception, not a therefore. End your search for the right question And let the answer get your attention By walking away from comprehension. When your mind starts in with doubt, It is at the same time filtering out The truth of what this was all about. And now you're going to have to trust Because if you are to keep rising up, Learning goes from a should to a must. Now is not the time to look for a limit, To see what things you can safely omit; It is time to inhale, expand and do it. It might feel new or seem like a leap, Or like a hike that's a bit too steep, But all this is is your time to reap. Patience, because you're still building Making real by virtue of sheer willing So today let nothingness be fulfilling. If you're so lucky as to find laughter, Better everything will come right after Since you'll already have what matters. Stepping outside everyone else's rules, Your sincerest and clearest way, choose. Decide, using your own highest values. Perhaps you just don't yet understand; So before a complaint becomes a demand, First get your point of view to expand. Advice that does not treat you as more Is but an invitation to politely ignore And go on with what you came here for. And now open your hands for all to see That you've shared with them everything And that now they must all let you be. You are most you when you are a channel, And things greater than you could handle Get done simply by lighting your candle. The habit of taking a small step today Is what gets obstacles out of your way And keeps those who waste time at bay. You may simply need another reminder To be neither a seeker nor a finder, But to be still yet be all the wiser. Keep everything in order and in tune Because health is the greatest boon; Amazing things will be happening soon! Keeping busy is another form of fear - Preferring to ride rather than steer; But doing nothing is bolder from here. Do you find yourself overtasked again? Do you wonder when this cycle will end? Are you willing to love yet not bend? Out of love you have invited this delay But soon enough, you must get underway So prepare for what you'll have to say. While it's best not to assume malintent Sometimes subtle harm is what was meant; As if a landlord, do not let them rent. To not go back, you must make a choice. To go on, you'll need to use your voice. To enjoy going, you'll need to rejoice. Most important today is what you'll eat, More so than where you point your feet Because it decides what you you'll meet. You got too comfortable - look around: You blended into your own background. Remember not to become spellbound. You should walk away from compromise If it requires you to close your eyes; If it does not, it is the way most wise. What do you find yourself doing today? Could you spend your lifetime this way? Or does this just one more brick lay? You'll be served best by putting it down It is what holds you here on the ground. Let go and let the wind take you around. It is a myth, the search for direction, At least in the way that others mention. Do not search for - set your intention. On the surface it acts like opportunity But from a distance you'll plainly see It is a well-wrapped box of busymaking. You create by being open to anything. You open to anything by seeking nothing. You seek nothing by loving everything. A spoken word has a creative vibration Able to whisper fear or shout elation, So listen to what has sound foundation. Cultivate the very best of habits. When you find a good one, grab it. Success waits for routine to happen. Say what needs to be said, but kindly. The mind opens when dealt with wisely. Words work best when delivered mildly. Be steady in who you see yourself to be And yet willing to change into anything That your vision tells you is necessary. Leaving your comfort zone just to do so May be self-sabotaging today's momentum. Your instinct already knows how to go. Shift your focus away from an audience To something somehow far less obvious: In the doing you already feel glorious. They've given their trust; you owe them More than promising words and sentiment You must now deliver something definite. It is good to have a tendency to jest, But not if it is just a way to deflect From opening up and feeling your best. Just as there are losing ways to fight, There are even losing ways to be right: Utmost, in winning do not find delight. Eat a bit better than you did yesterday Even if only in one seemingly small way; Food tastes best chosen conscientiously. Keep up with the changes in your body, Gauging your strength and flexibility Because they decide tomorrow's ease. It will take them a while to understand So rather than leading them by the hand, Prove by passion that it will be grand. Within or around you, force won't work, Neither to influence, frighten nor irk; Your own inner power will simply smirk. Don't be drastic - that's ineffective; You should try to be more introspective So that your gains are all protected. When you do not wish to be singled out Those who point, criticize and shout Remind you to take a different route. When your mind only wants to retaliate, This is the perfect time to negotiate And ask it to first help you appreciate. Mere anger is lightning without thunder; Certainty is what makes the loud rumble And puts all of your emotions asunder. Just as its useless to blurt out sounds Before they have words to help them out, You'll have to wait for it to come down. Less-perfect versions will show up first Making you think the right one is worse, Choose the one that deepens your thirst. Bravely - that's the safest way there. Those in hiding will hide and not dare Because of your certain confident air. Since you are open to all possibilities Others will come bearing more of these; Choose the option that comes with keys. Remind yourself that this is not a race And that bandits also like a good chase; No prize to win - just yourself to face. Their praise might flood you with pride And put a bouncier step in your stride, But You are why your smile is so wide. After a while, you won't be able to stop Your very own rhythm won't let you drop; By keeping tempo, you'll reach the top. That which feeds on fear, you can starve As if giving a termite stone to carve - By daring it to acknowledge who you are. It can feel right - chasing enemies down Until you catch up and turn them around And see for yourself what you've found. As with the year, you have your seasons And each has its own different reasons Behind what it would rather be feeling. Listen to yourself, but not too closely Because inner chatter is talking mostly They're just guests - you are hosting. What you do is not who you are Just as the shine is not the star You eclipse what's been thus far. You have a pattern when you get tired And end up doing things that backfire; If you decide, this can all be rewired. Something in you would love to blurt out What's on the inside edge of your mouth, But you know of an even cleverer route. Live for today, though not recklessly - Live in a way that uses each hour fully Having plans that stop for serendipity. You have forgotten how difficult it was When you were first doing what you love Now you easily know what to get rid of. Let it out, no matter who else meets you To verify that what you believe is true; Take the step that brings You into view. Tell it your way, with nothing held back Because others need your example to pack For their journeys off the beaten track. Do your thing, needing to join no group That may dilute the flavor of your soup Or take something you'll need to recoup. Some will let you know they are timid Not to let you down or make you livid, But so you can help them deal with it. Take what's needed, give back the rest Just like taking air into your chest; The rule is that enough is what's best. Filter out all that doesn't nourish you The same way as your liver knows to do - By checking everything coming through. Take your time on things that will last Less gets absorbed if you just go fast What is mindfully done honors the past. Catch things before they become an issue The same way as your spleen does for you Clear inner pathways hold clearer truths. It's not enough to know - you need tools To shape things into a form you can use; How else will you build what you choose? You will need something to go between So that everything goes forward easily; What could help everyone else agree? Make sure that everything is connected, Even what is hardest to get redirected; Join them yet also keep them protected. Powers must ultimately be combined, And the tricky part in joining minds Is freeing them yet making them bind. Things that are heavy hold their ground And whatever tied to, they'll pull down; Just figure out what needs to be bound. Go find that place between open and wild Where you have the potential of a child, An imagination that's anything but mild. Keep going because you are so very near To another spot where the path is clear Enough to show you that you belong here. If you need proof just look back a year To see no one single thing got you here Yet you knew it would one day be clear. If you leave, you can never go back To the same place - you lose track; But new adventures you will attract. You cannot know what wonders await - Timeless rewards go to undying faith; Praises to you for guarding the gate. You sit in the theater of the uncertain Ready and able to pull back the curtain Rest assured, the play will be worth it. It should be no mystery, how it affects Just look to all the past failed tests; Reject it the same, time and time again. Your balance has benefitted just as much From all the habits you never picked up, As the ones you've never tried to hush. The vast unknown is no cause for alarm; Nothing out there can do you any harm; Like a kept bird, call it to your arm. It's the same as your own body weight: What you've done the last 1,000 days Is what decides if today feels great. Other things can make you feel full, But take in more of what's original; The best ingredients are intentional. Get back to the best of your actions The ones that gave you satisfaction By starving out every distraction. Stand guard at the gate of your mouth And keep what dulls your judgment out By going over each ingredient's clout. Enough is exactly what you need So hunger doesn't turn to greed When your body asks you to feed. And so in a world filled with stuff, Approximately just how much in enough? Precisely the amount that feeds love. That incredibly annoying inconvenience At the time may have made little sense But was a seed and is growing benefits. Right now, it would be hard to know why And you will waste your time if you try So though unconvinced, mindfully comply. Just done daily, some things dig a grave Just done daily, some things years save Just done daily, choosing earns or pays. You don't need to know what comes next Just keep letting air into your chest And you will soon be redefining 'best.' You've been busy collecting experiences Appreciating them with all your senses The time has come for you to share them. A few key things you need to increase: More water, rest and vegetables to eat For the clarity you're going to need. Manage your life by being stable And doing well what you are able; Just leave the rest on the table. They have even more ways to get you upset You've been dealing with them but instead Try new tactics they would never suspect. To not get yourself stuck halfway in, There will be no better way than this - Take time learning, and then be swift. It's ideal to stay to see this through Because of what else it's connected to Prepare to do whatever you have to do. Don't step outside of it, not just yet Because the chapter that's coming next Is guaranteed to become your very best. Which of your talents has most impact? Which does more than keep you intact? To which one do you keep coming back? The idea that you haven't done it right Is fine once you see mistakes as light That shows you a bit more in your night. If they tell you you have to choose Do they also have something to lose Why can you not be left to peruse? That other way has never worked for you It's time for you to be breaking through The habits that bring you this issue. Love yourself and you'll see another way One that you overlooked just yesterday - One that would serve well come what may. As convincing as other methods may be They're all just part of your library You're now doing, not just researching. Drink your wisdom from the cleanest cup Hold your high standard, no matter what Shrewd judgment is another kind of love. It only takes one decision to turn this Into what can give power to your spirit No one but you needs to know or hear it. You're on the brink of a great big shift By choosing what feels good and uplifts. Entire destinies change just like this. You're not obligated to be what you were Look back to see your past as but a blur So decide anew based on what you prefer. True, you cannot be in both places now, Though imagination claims it knows how; So, to this one present you should bow. What is it you do to make them furious? Aren't you more than just a bit curious? Are they rightly concerned or delirious? Everyone is looking out for you Interacting to help you improve Through everything that they do. Press on yet give in when it fits; Water crashes but can quietly sit. Power uses what ways you give it. You are not here to fulfill their goals Nor are you here to do as you're told; You are here to be imperfect yet bold. Your calling is a task you cannot finish Because it has the opposite of a limit; What you can do is love it this minute. You dug for it and your shovel got stuck But you held no thought about giving up, You barely realized it had gotten rough. Draw from where you've been and improve; Greatness follows no preexisting groove; It follows those who make their move. Just by showing up you open doors For where you think, "Of course!" Others fail by using brute force. If for a moment you could recognize Through it all, how easily you glide You would stop being so surprised. Can you see yourself as a conduit? Do see you're not here to "do it?" Are you willing to simply intuit? The rules you rage about were all fake, Placed along your path for you to break And live a life none but you regulates. To some, you are the utmost authority On thinking about things creatively. Be proud of this and live accordingly. Let others choose what they will follow. For you those options would feel hollow. Which one makes your heart say, 'Bravo'? Before life can be what you make it Life's ears have to hear you say it, Loudly enough for a scale to weigh it. Find what makes you feel your heart beat And you will have found your own destiny It may not be simple but it will be easy. Your purpose isn't to finish your tasks, It's to be the one brave enough to ask Why things need to be moving so fast. What today holds is different for all, Some will rise and others will fall; You are blessed to heed your own call. It took foresight to avoid being misled. And since you were brave enough to shed, Your lightness helped you to move ahead. The beauty of where you have gotten to Is not that it shows what you can do, But that somehow you already knew. You know a thing is far from dead When you see its skin being shed; Is your discomfort being misread? You can if you say, can't if you don't, And things will go on even if you won't; You will change all to which you devote. You changed your mind and that is that Always feel free to, with one caveat: Each time you do so, trust goes flat. Don't get addicted to people's trust Or start telling yourself you must; A rigid mindset, like old iron, rusts. Stubbornness only needs one false step For others to heckle under their breath; Reasonability works much better instead. It's those you didn't choose that matter Those you can neither fire nor flatter That are rungs on your spiritual ladder. For a while it gets to be quite tangled Things coming in from every odd angle; It's just to show what you can wrangle. Take the day off for today. Look ahead. Prepare for whatever is coming instead. Tomorrow only pays back who's invested. There was a time to reach far and wide; Now it's time to play close and tight. A chance won't come again for a while. You might let them dispute your worth, But let them know what you value first To bring the whole thing down to earth. It helps to know what you're up against, Someone who doesn't care or an opponent; To hear what their words really meant. The best skill is knowing where you are Even if stormy winds blow you very far, To be able to spot your guiding star. The words don't even have to be hostile To upend your sensibilities for a while But reorient and go get back your smile. You're looking at it from the wrong side Although you feel you've already tried; Find someone who can act as your guide. You may find it hardest to obey, That which you now call your Way Until your heart has had its say. It will all come together perfectly Like an intricate mesh of circuitry If you keep moving this fervently. Slow down, stop moving so fervently. That is not leading toward harmony, Which is in truth what's necessary. It's hard to get caught up in the day And the circus of what people may say But try to focus solely on harmony. There will be another time for sleep. Today you've got big promises to keep And need many hours to plan this leap. There will be another chance for rest. Today is for your record-breaking best So prepare as though this were a test. Sometimes the stretch is going to last Far longer than you can bearably grasp So draw from tales of adventures past. If you're known as the one who stays calm And the one with whom everyone gets along Then your ranking will stay quite strong. Face up to the changes and adapt to them. You're better now than you were back then So keep this in mind and head in again. Anything is bearable if you have a plan So don't join the nay-sayers if you can; Just keep on climbing your own mountain.