Today, I want to share an as touching as insightful thought, inspired by a poem Colin, of MeAndRay, shared with me a few weeks ago.
Why do so many people strive for an image that doesn’t suit them at all? Why do so many orient themselves primarily to what society demands at the moment and adapt their personality to it? Why do so many not orient themselves to their abilities, and their gifts, which they can develop and pass on? Yes, it is not always easy to pursue your dreams and ignore the reality that pays your bills. You can’t just walk away and leave behind those you’ve taken responsibility for. But even then, you can still work step by step to achieve your dreams, as long as you are determined enough.
However, the greatest success and inner fulfillment comes from sharing what you bring to the table. Again, it comes down to being as authentic and true as you can be. The more you infuse your essence into what you do, the higher the quality of what you produce. Because then your passion and enthusiasm are released, and you do it for the joy and for the sake of giving. The greatest joy is to make people happy with something that makes you happy AND to be the person you want to be. What more beautiful task and way of life could you ask for in this life?
It is about living one’s destiny. This destiny may change in the course of our development. But as long as you are on the path, life will not stop feeling like a great gift and a blessing so easily. Share your own melody and it will be the most enchanting composition.
Following this, I am sharing a beautiful poem that goes to the core of this matter with deep empathy. It was the inspiration for this post. My thanks go to Colin, of MeAndRay, for offering me to share it.
Just a Rose
I have not moved in years.
Just stayed right here and grown.
Caused many, many smiles
But… tears I have also known.
Some were of joy
But… sadly… not all.
Some were caused by sorrow,
As far as I recall.
I love to offer my blooms
To anybody so inclined.
I hope they’re for a loved one
But… if not, I really don’t mind.
As long as they’re appreciated,
My life is not in vain.
Bringing happiness or solace,
To me it’s much the same.
For my blooms have served a purpose.
What more could I possibly do?
Ask for some sun, and a little rain,
And produce more blooms for you!
My life is really simple.
I want for just the basic things.
Food, water, and a caring hand.
Just see what beauty that brings.
But you humans are so complicated.
You want more … almost by default.
You all seem so confused
And you’re no happier as a result.
Food, water, and a caring hand
Is what I would wish for you.
You would see so much change…
And be so much happier to.
Is learning from a rose
Such a difficult thing to see?
Providing happiness or solace…
What better life purpose could there be?
I just live from day to day.
Very simple to you I suppose,
But my life is so rewarding,
Even though I am… just a rose.
Such simplicity you probably cannot grasp.
It’s really basic, but do you really see,
That a rose can only be a rose,
But you have choices… what could you be?
Credits: Colin of MeAndRay.com
Thank you, Colin, for offering me to share your beautiful words of wisdom.
In Love and Light
Thank you for sharing beautiful post 🌼
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Thank you, Gary!
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