Impenetrable the will to maintain
all the deluded hopes that sustain an ego,
perched high on a pedestal of clay,
brittle that edifice, prone to decay.
Yet we hold on tight to these limits,
in a belief, we are protecting our ways,
when truth alone is sacrificed,
just to keep a non-compliant ego at bay.
Truth is often a bitter pill,
a discomfort of vulnerability,
to be stripped of our shrouds and allow
light to bathe us truly.
But these walls we build are false beliefs,
an adverse reaction to change,
what our soul really needs in growth,
to in honesty hone and rearrange.
What we need is not protection but honesty,
to accept and abide by our vulnerability,
so we can discover what is within us,
to allow who we are to arise.
The ego is brittle and sensitive,
but humility is far more stoic,
to be open and exposed to the light of truth,
gives rise to learning and movement.
Pride is an expense we do not need,
like a filter that colours the truth,
and in our stance we lose the opportunity
to grow and understand the ruse.
Honesty with ourselves is the first step
to a life far more rewarding,
open to the faults and potential we hold,
so we can accept, learn and grow.
Delusions just keep us still,
bide time and instil a false comfort,
each day a repetition of the previous,
a circle of never-ending will.
Whereas being open is a gift of change,
a never-ending growth of wisdom
and the fulfilment of a thirsty soul,
understanding a higher purpose.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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