I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream of meeting
Your heart’s longing.
– from The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Short inspirational poems like this one can really make you think. You have probably seen this one before.
Really, the only reason it’s short is that I decided to excerpt just the first verse.
I love this verse because it throws down the gauntlet. How willing are you to dream of meeting your heart’s longing? Is it something you gave up in childhood? Do you even remember what you dreamt of then?
If you have a moment you can spare, you might give that some thought. What were you going to be when you grew up? Have you fulfilled that dream? If not, there may still be a part of you, deep inside, that longs for it.
Talking to that part of yourself may bring tears to your eyes. That’s a good thing. If it doesn’t, it could be that you have truly outgrown that dream. OR, it could be that you’ve allowed it to be buried under the pile of musts and can’ts and shoulds that have become the fabric of a life that hasn’t yet expressed its potential.
The realization that you have not yet fulfilled your dream can bring up feelings of regret. If it does, I invite you to reframe your experience to allow for expansion. Let it be cause for rejoicing instead. For now, from the vantage point of your adult self, you can choose to stand in the truth of that dream, cross that bridge, and build it.
Either way, let it be a conscious choice.
You may have short inspirational poems you love, poems that inspire you to turn mountains into molehills. Poems that make you think big, that give you the confidence to step out into the full light of day as your true self, camouflaging nothing.
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