The sounds of a car alarm
screeches in a blissful night.
Another “live” video promises
you the secrets to success. Fuck I detest those videos!
A relentless friend calls for
the 17th time begging you to try her next batch of Kool-Aid.
No matter how hard you attempt
to go within the world you and I find ourselves coexisting in makes it virtually
impossible to find inner peace.
We have created a society that
breeds external validation. It exists at the foundation of the very fabric of
our reality. It claims, buzzes and shouts from every rooftop. Is there no
~ The promises?
~ The seduction?
~ The delusion?
Perhaps, there exists a wisp of
hope glimmering deep with you. A place that once upon a time bellowed like a
fire breathing dragon. You lived as a Samurai slashing your way through the
jungle of disbelief. With your super cape drifting freely from your shoulders
you leaped any obstacle in a single bound.
What was this super power that
you possessed and where did it originate?
It was the JOY of YOU. You were the one that sparked your soul.
You loved being you. You found pleasure in the simple things like:
~ A walk in nature.
~ Losing yourself in a great
read only to find yourself within the story.
~ Witnessing the miracle of
The JOY of YOU overflowed like
a frothy latte. It carried you along a river of curiosity. Every new discovery
imprinted a smile upon your reddish cheeks. And, just like gravity you were
your own unstoppable force.
The JOY of YOU could be seen
across the sky. It beamed into the heavens and cascaded upon the earth like a
soft spring rain.
You didn’t rely on thousands of
“likes” to reveal the truth of who you are and you didn’t need to bask in a sea
of shopping malls to swim in oceans of sheer bliss.
The JOY of YOU was a beacon in
the darkness. It attracted lost souls and helped them find their way.
The JOY of YOU is your
‘passion’ and your ‘light force’ that pulls the world together. No one and
certainly no thing can touch the beauty of your soul in a way that you can.
Perhaps it’s time to silence
the unwanted sound in the streets, press the ‘mute’ button and visit with an
old friend - the wisest part of you, your soul.
Smile as you embrace your true
self for you will have rediscovered the JOY of YOU.