Suffering lives within all of us
Past mistakes on rerun
Future uncertainties constantly dance within our minds,
Making us suffering in this moment
How do we break from this cycle?
We can understand our own suffering
We can develop compassion and self love
As we develop compassion for ourself,
We can begin to transform our suffering into joy
Our life can now be spent helping others suffering less
Bringing joy & peace for those in need
I feel nauseous.
Anxious & depressed.
Fearful & full of doubt.
Violent & apathetic.
All day I stare into glowing screens.
Advertisements bombarding me at every moment.
One show is violent.
The next full of greed and anger.
Could this be the source of my discontent?
You are what you eat.
You are what you listen too.
You are what you watch on your glowing screens.
This river wanders.
Thoughts constantly flowing.
Constant white noise.
Filling the emptiness.
We sit by the stream.
Observing its ever-lasting flow.
Views, likes, and followers
The new currency of self-worth.
How many followers does a person need to feel important?
How many likes do you need until you feel complete?
How many views till you’re content with your life?
Will you ever be satisfied?
Let go of the constant need for outside validation.
Let go of the obsession with likes, followers, and views.
Embrace your mission.
Embrace your purpose.
Your life is much more important the number of followers you have.
Quality over quantity.
Humanity builds their cellblock from within.
Years of fear, doubt, & worry.
Obsessed with control & power.
False sense of security.
Let’s plan a prison break.
Rip the shackles off tonight.
Let go of fear, worry, & doubt.
Embrace the path unknown.
Oh, how beautiful true freedom is!
One day worth more than a thousand in my cell.
Looking for a quick fix.
Pacifiers to numb me.
Numb me from my fears.
Numb me from my insecurities.
Cover the pain deep in my heart.
Patch my broken soul.
Give me that rush of dopamine.
Silence the endless stream of anxiety.
Shine your light into the darkness of my depression.
Even if it’s only for a moment.
Will you please end my suffering?
I’m barely breathing.
Pain deep in my bones.
Heart aching with loneliness.
Stomach twisted into origami.
It’s the coldest at the bottom.
Misery in every moment.
All I want is to feel the cool breeze on a warm spring day.
To smile deeply.
Feel joy once more.
“Don’t worry!” my mind tells me.
You have survived all that has come so far.
Darkness will become light.
Thanks to impermanence.
We will laugh, smile, and feel joy once more.