Out of Darkness

 

After death and loss you have to choose which way to go.

Or risk spending the rest of your life in darkness.

Staying in darkness saps your mental energy.

You feel exhausted and heavy.

You are angry.

Your core is in shock.

You need love.

You need something to live for.

You need to forge a new path.Reinventing yourself is not easy either.

You have to shed the old habits.

And create new constructive habits.

All while coming out of the darkness.You dream of the future.

Because you have to make a new future.

Whether you like it or not.

Unless you want to stay in the darkness.What is a dreamer to do?A dreamer must think about the big things in life that give life meaning.

A dreamer must not get caught up in chores, emails and returning phone calls.

Because a dreamer has a future to build.Fear, laziness and procrastination hold you back from reinventing yourself.On the other hand being overly optimistic can lead to disappointment.You are never too old to dream.

But beware, listen, pay attention.

For the world is full of deception. Even so choose courage over fear.

Create a vision for your future.Have foresight.

Don’t wait for things to happen or you might find you have waited in vain.Without foresight you can get tangled in unpleasant situations.Situations you don’t want to be in.Life can be cruel but remember suffering produces perseverance.Without suffering we would not know happiness.When suffering subsides happiness never felt better.

You have a load off your shoulders. You can build the future of your dreams.You can see were you need to go.

You get your drive back. You have hope.

Life takes on a new look.You don’t feel fenced in.

Or you are OK with being fenced in. Because we only have so much energy and will power for each day.

“In the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful.

Strive to be happy.”

Desiderata

Adios Amigos!

 

13 thoughts on “Out of Darkness

  1. That poem is simply awe inspiring. The pictures interspersed throughout bring your thoughts to life. Snow adds such a different appeal. Magical

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