The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
from London England
Harold van Lennep with Dreams
INSIDE THE MIND OF YOU
written & edited by Kendall F. Person
If we escape inside our mind
not forever or even an extended period of time,
just long enough to find, an undiscovered world
of wonder and beauty, a unique type of find
that only lives inside.
Do not be afraid to close your eyes.
Turn a deaf ear toward the world.
The voices, the people
the agony that defeats you.
Go to your quiet place.
A room or along the shores
of your favorite beach.
Find the time. Dammit!
A day, an hour or a moment, if that’s all you have.
Breathe….. Exhale….. Again.
Now go inside and meet your closest friend.
Inside the mind of our own self
may be a scary place at first.
Demons and nightmares we have tried to escape
also live there. The first time may be hard,
you may want to scream,
to open your eyes and cry. It’s okay. Go ahead.
You are in your safe place, so release your pride.
Stare down each memory that serves you bad.
Even inside, life can be sad
or why would it store the bad.
Too painful? That’s alright.
Leave that door behind and
if you have to run – run away, but not outside.
Our journey is not through.
Stay with me because I need you too.
We have moved passed our dread.
Either slammed the door
or we will deal with it the next time we are here.
Do not turn around.
It is time for an introduction to the beautiful you inside.
Fall from grace has left you cold?
Up ahead is the warmth, that has existed all along.
Thought your dreams were shattered?
Look to the right.
Those are new dreams, you did not know you even had.
Inside your mind is a wondrous place.
Full of imagination and
belief and love and understanding for all good things.
Eureka! You have found your dreams.
Now you know where to find your passion;
to sing or paint or write or dance.
A little tired, not ready to make your move.
You can go inside your mind…..
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