Something I struggle with – finding where I belong, where I fit in this life and a piece of this came to me the other day. Now I finally see the whole of it and I am sharing it with you. I hope you find what you are looking for and see it isn’t out there. Peace to you.
If you discover who you are when you are young
if you are encouraged to be you
you won’t spend the next 20, 30, 40 years trying to
figure out who you are.
Wandering the streets trying to see where you fit.
They say home is where the heart is and
they mean where those you love are — is
where your heart is
where you belong but
what if it really means where
your heart really is inside of you.
If you believe and know that you belong in your body
that your heart is in your body and that is
your home then that is where you belong right?
So where ever your body is that is home
Your home is your body
your body is your home
your love is within you
the Divine is within you
so you carry your love
So all that searching out there
looking for where you belong
where you fit in
when really the place to look is inside
to look at you from the inside out
instead of the outside in.
It isn’t what is out there that is important
it is what is inside that is important.
Not what other’s think
not what anyone else thinks or feels only
what you think and feel.
Not to be confused with being selfish
not what I mean.
It is loving you from the inside out
knowing you carry home in your heart
that you are complete all unto yourself.
Nothing to look for and nothing to find
because it is all right there
where it was all along
breath and bone
and your heart pumping life
from limb to limb.
So next time you go looking
searching to find something outside of yourself
stop what you are doing and ask,
“Is what I really need out there?
or has it been here all along waiting for
me to see the light that shines from the
But if you find that you can’t find that light
that it is dim from all the abuse
from all the hard knocks of life
eyes closed turn to face the sun
and ask that your light shine like that very sun
no longer hidden, no longer lost to your sight
breathe and remember everything
is as it should be and you are alright.
Poetry can be such a subjective thing, in the eye of the beholder and all that. But if it makes you feel something, if it gets you thinking about something, I feel it has done its job. Let me know if this poem provokes thought or emotion from you. Even if it irks you in some way. Thanks for stopping by.