Perilous though life may be,
more peril comes from stagnancy,
and choices deem the circumstances due,
when we choose movement or inaction,
as what ensues so poignant.
The array of life experience
is endless in extremes,
the learning our struggle and recompense,
as we lose direction, hesitate
and out of fear procrastinate.
Stillness just a request for learning,
our inaction our questioned discerning,
and in refusal of decisions to be made,
we suffer harsh penalties,
lessons of the soul to sate.
The questions of direction and movement,
are always ours to consider,
yet in responsibility we must accept
what we procure, regardless of consequence
and the lessons given to find balance.
But the pain of consequence
is a gauge based on perception,
and in acceptance, the easing of our apprehension,
for challenges are just that,
no need to unduly suffer in learning.
Pain is not necessary if we accept the learning,
see what we have been offered, been given,
and take responsibility for decisions,
each one a step toward wisdom
and a more stable path.
Life’s course is varied,
but the rocky paths are for our benefit,
so when we realize that
and accept the need for learning,
the course is somehow different.
Judgement creates measure,
and response is ours to determine,
either pleasure or pain in degrees
ours to discern and experience,
so out of kindness, refrain from judgement
and accept all challenges equally.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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