Feeling the wind and not fighting the direction,
Spreading my wings to soar through the sky.
Flying solo and finding my way,
Guided by stars and dreams.
Sunlight breaks through the dark,
Warming the chill from the night air.
With the light comes hope
And a path that can only be felt
For it is traveled on the wind.
There is no way of knowing what comes,
Only learning to fly through,
Gliding through the soft winds and breezes
While enduring the rough turbulence and storms.
Navigating these are the most difficult
Learning to dive and pull up so as not to crash.
Dodging and weaving to find the way out of the clouds.
It is what we know
It is the past
Memories floating in our mind
Drifting in the tide of our emotions
As we swim the seas of love and life to make our choices
Learning to swim through the rough waters
Floating with the currents
Adrift into the future
Oceans of unknown and uncharted water
Dark skies lit by stars to chart and navigate
Sunrises and sunsets to come and go
New seas of love to swim and wash away the fear
Braving the unknown and thinking there is knowing
But there is nothing known only deceptive similarities
Creating imaginary rough waters which uncalmed will grow to tidal waves
All of which are nothing but imagined in the mind
Keep swimming towards the dawn
Brave the night to endure the rough seas of light leading to love
I once lived many lives; It is one of those things I just know; One of those things I have always known.
I didn’t know what made me so different. I didn’t understand. I couldn’t understand.
I have been many people throughout the time of humankind.
I have harnessed my energy into this life to learn, accept and trust my soul.
I have many memories of the past and present to fill my mind
But I never realized that the overwhelming sense of deja vu was from experience.
I have lived lives of both genders; Living wealthy in luxury and money; Being greedy and selfish.
Once upon a time came and went with many a moon.
Only the bits and pieces of feelings collected over this life have confirmed what I could not understand.
I thought I was insane.
I couldn’t make sense of my misunderstanding and blamed the world for the insanity.
I learned in the darkened dream of my reality.
I am insane and able to understand the existence of my soul.
Time has allowed my soul to mature richly with many lessons through many lives.
There are other enlightened ones such as myself.
My soul has been able to travel the globe.
I can feel my connection to the times of different eras and ages.
I am on the path to enlightenment.
There are many sayings about finding happiness but my favorite comes from the Dalai Lama and was previously posted on the blog,
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
We make our own happiness. It comes from within us. But how… How do we make happiness?
For me, happiness comes from believing in myself and knowing that I must make decisions for myself and not based upon what others think is best for me. I make my decisions and I accept the consequences of my actions. I call it “Personal Responsibility” and it is what I would like to share.
Personal Responsibility = I am responsible for me, my thoughts, and my actions. I accept the good and bad consequences/outcomes. I fix the errors I make by being accountable for my behavior and strive to become better by not making the same errors.
We have no one to blame but ourselves and although there are many factors in life beyond our control, we can overcome the hurdles to make our lives filled with happiness. The choices are ours.
Is happiness found, made, or a little of both? What say you…
When I was a child and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up,
I answered, “Happy.”
The answer was unacceptable and the question then clarified with, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I would again answer, “I want to be happy,” and was then told how in order to be happy, I had to get a job so I could make money and support myself.
So why did they ask me what I wanted to be when they only wanted to know what job I thought I wanted. A job and money do not equate happiness in my opinion. They help one survive but having them do not mean one is happy.
Even as a child, I knew that money was not the answer to finding happiness. As an adult, I have learned that money is not the answer to finding happiness. I am still searching to find happiness but I have began my search within myself and now I am happy with who I am so I can begin to find happiness.