The minds sways
like a rope bridge over an abyss,
and each altercation, each obstacle
gives rise to unsteady feet
and unpredictable winds,
all of which we must abide
on our journey to the other side.
No risk no benefit in life,
for fear is our enemy,
the placater of will and intention,
and sacrifice, risking ourselves
and everything gives rise to possibility,
not measured but free
in the spheres of want.
Without forward movement,
we stagnate, we remain
in the known repetition of mundane life,
re-enacting the rituals
we think we so need for security,
in our hold on the past, good and bad,
all out of fear.
Freedom of the heart
implies finding what we want,
but instead, it is accepting what we don’t want
and working for what we do:
those are the choices of freedom,
and the appreciation of what is afforded us
in circumstance and learning.
Life is tough if we see it that way,
yet life can be easy in acceptance
if we so choose, it’s all about perspective,
investment and work,
and that’s how a life comes together,
delivering what we choose and burdening us
with no more than needed learning.
Every step is a choice,
every fall is a lesson, and ever rebound
the knowledge that we can do better,
and for that struggle and success,
happiness the result of the journey,
knowing that we tried.
Life in extremes is tumultuous,
rendering us often battered and forlorn,
yet it is our resilience
that defines our character, our soul,
and the more accepting of the process,
the easier we deal with life’s undulations,
the more we learn about ourselves.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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