Each Day, I Rise

Each day, I rise

in a body that’s not mine,

with a mind upset

by the despair of mankind.

 

Each day, I rise

looking for myself

in the eyes of others,

in the arms of others.

 

Each day, I rise

with the hope to die,

with the hope to find,

in death, the soul that never dies.

 

Each day, I rise

troubled and sad,

waiting to return

to the light of my kind.

 

Marù

 

 

 

Come As You Are

Come my friends,

‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world,

For my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset.

And though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven,

That which we are, we are! One equal temper of heroic hearts.

Made weak by time and fate, but strong, in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

– Alfred Lord Tennyson –

Choose Yourself

Really, it is about focus.

It is about what our mind focuses on, be it a thought, a picture, a situation, a person…

What is your mind focusing on, now? The day job that you hate? The cute guy that just broke your heart?

Really, really, just for a moment, let’s realize and acknowledge what is our point of focus, now. And, from there, ask ourselves : HOW DOES FOCUSING ON THIS PARTICULAR THING MAKE ME FEEL?

Do I feel motivated and energized? Do I feel inspired and confident? Do I feel worry and lost? Do I feel angry and abandoned?

Really, think about this : we have the choice, the freedom to put our attention, our focus, where it will best serve us, in each and every moment. Let’s not let ourselves drift away into the fog of our daily life, preys of suggestions and conditioning coming from our environment. Let’s put an end to the autopilot version of ourselves. Let’s enjoy and be grateful for the gift, the honor, of being in charge of steering the boat of our life.

Let’s choose who we are. Now.