Letting go

I had a dream which I clung to

My heart refusing to give up

Though daily my body weakened

Toppling beneath ambition’s weight


Like an addict I would pursue

The thrilling heights of achievement

While eyes would forever look to

The place I could find my next fix


And so I never paused to ask

Just what my purpose had become

What did I really want from this?

Why was I never satisfied?


No one will ever tell you to

Let go of your high-flying dreams

But if they start to poison you

Perhaps it’s time to cease your race


Pause before your body tumbles

Your bones eroded by fatigue

Stop to rest and reconsider

What it is that really matters


Success will come when you stay true

To the mind, the heart, and body

When there’s logic to what you do;

Presence and inner harmony


Image: Dali, The Persistence of Memory

Published by Cara Amy Goldthorpe

Storyteller, holistic health guide, and lawyer, with a mission to promote health and ways of living more harmoniously on this planet and with each other.

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