Today is the first day
that I stop selling out my soul.
I won't hold back on Truth
or hide my feelings anymore.
I don't care if I get hurt.
I don't care if my friends leave.
I don't care if I am left behind
by our twisted society.
I will lead the way
to where few humans dare to go.
I will shine the light
in the dark cave of the ego.
I let go of the crutch
and pick up the sword of Truth.
I drop the chains of fear
and put on the marching boots.
No more hiding.
No more lies.
No more cowardly disguise.
With all my joyful being
I march towards the Light.
The sweetness of surrender
is like honey on my lips.
Nourishing the soul,
I bow softly speechless.
Oh! The world is full of woes,
too much for a heart to bear.
I try hard to help
but I stumble unaware.
The best I can do for now
is embrace the Holiest
source of trusted Truth
and Love's eternal bliss.
I give up power to God
and let Him lead the way.
May He glorify the Word
and amend our fall from grace.
About the poem: I wrote this poem in two parts. It started as a reflection on the
courage needed to publicize what I write. I later realised that this need for
courage is less about fighting a good fight and more about surrendering the
fighter within to God. When I surrender, I can allow God to power my every action.
But this intention takes courage. I have been writing with the intention of helping
others and sharing my knowledge but I realised that this intention is grounded in
ignorance. I cannot know what will help others, let alone what will help myself.
The desire to help comes from my own ego thinking it knows the truth, but I am
also a human being with limited perception. This quote rings true for me;
Matthew 7:3-5 "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy
brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in
thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."
I will be letting go of writing for a while. I bow my head and relinquish the desire
to share my knowledge. I hope to trade this intention for a more worthy and
selfless one someday and continue writing, if it is God's will.
I leave you with this quote to ponder:
"May God grant me the ability to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference".
May you be well in mind, body and soul and be one with the light within. 🙂