She paints the world a beautiful hue:
Reds, yellows, black, and blues.
How can I ask for more of one
Who already gives the day more than the sun.
From whom’s light, like marble, she does carve
The winds, and rains which do fill
My lungs with breath, and wets my tongue
With desire to explore all the life she gifts
Forth from the dive into her depths,
The folds and crevices of her lovely landscapes.
I can see it with my eyes closed, and hear it in the silence;
Her beauty turns my thoughts, my heart beats wild like a fire,
and somehow her voice soothes these weary hands,
Inspiring my soul within, spark of a creator, to build.
It is both exhausting and humbling,
to discover how we can be both
the greatest fool and wisest of wizard
All in the thin threads of one human life,
even in one moment to the next.
In our lives we are actively changing. Every time we go out and door. Even before we go out the door! All this change can be tiring. It often times is! Look around and ask yourself, “How many people do I know that can handle big changes with ease?” Then look to yourself! How well do you handle change? What about when that change is a new perspective that lands the old you on its ass? Take the winds right out from your sails. What do you do now? How do you manage? Do you let it set you back?
Let those moments humble you to the grand awe of the universe. They are the moments in which you can achieve the greatest of growth.
In the greatest of turmoil the strongest will to grow conquers. The wizard lets these moments of change humble him. Becoming thankful for the opportunity to see what once was hidden. The fool ignores it all and laughs on the way towards repeating the error.
Keep exploring this wild journey we are all on. Keep taking the time to be thankful for change. Meet it with a willing soul! You will not be dissatisfied with the ending result. I know change can be is hard. This is especially true when we’ve found the way we were was not what we thought or wanted. Be glad you now know! What happens next depends on you. Don’t be the fool forever. Keep your head up and align with what you seek. Then just keep taking the steps 🙂
I did forget my sun, my light,
for closed eyes, and claimed night!
When thy winds blew I shut my mind,
To hear nothing, I claimed silence!
I burned my home and said I was cold,
To feel something, I neglected thy warmth.
Always remember to take a step back and check that your actions are aligning with your thoughts. If there is a disconnect between the two it will only create a great divide. You can actually believe you are living one way, and be completely opposite without even realizing it. The mind and body are powerful, but it significantly decreases their effectiveness when they are not working in unison.
It’s important to step back time and again to make certain we have our thoughts and actions aligned. It’s like checking to see if you are going towards the north star on an expedition only to find out you had been mistakenly using some other astral body. If you had stopped for a minute to observe, you would have noticed your eye on the wrong star!
Make sure you are aligned, and then once you are, continue to trek. You are capable of this. Mistakes are okay. So what if you were going the opposite direction for a little bit. The key take away is that you are now going in the correct direction. Now you’ll have a good story to tell later on.
Let your art evolve. Let yourself grow into the craft. Grow into you! Become what you’ve always felt. It takes time. You’re on the way. You’re taking those important steps. What you are doing matters. Enjoy this beautiful day because you deserve it.
We Start life over and over again,
Our last is our first,
The end is our start.
Did you ever want it to mean more?
What could be
as beautiful as this?
The only thing as beautiful is your enjoyment of the process. Your living day in and day out. Moment to moment remembering you are on your way. The journey takes place in your mind as much as it does by foot. If you take each part of the journey as an end to the previous one, and the start to a brand new one then you can constantly be reinvigorated with a fresh perspective.
All you can ask is, “Did I give it my best today?” Your best now isn’t the absolute best of tomorrow. It is the best for today. You can’t expect to be as good at the ‘start’ as you will be at the ‘end’ … That would be ridiculous!
Keep working towards your peak! It might seem unobtainable, but that’s only because every step you climb higher, the peak grows taller. Your best is always improving. Never stop rising towards it. Enjoy the rest of your climb today. Remember all expeditions have their periods of rest too! So absolutely feel free to enjoy the sights of your elevations. Just don’t get too comfortable 🙂