I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.
I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.
Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.
Now what and who I have turned into?
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.
Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.
Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.
I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.
I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.
I now stand tall and bright.
Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.
Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat
.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”
Photot credit: DECODIR
Assuring and inspiring words from Shervin Hojat, a modern-day man of wisdom.
Have you met the man who had a huge fortune
and always felt poor?
Have you met the man who could recite all the names of God
and never felt God in his heart?
Have you met the man who has read all the books on love
and never allowed love in his life?
Have you met the man who gave wonderful lectures on world peace
and never felt his peace within?
Have you met the man who fed the hungry
and never felt and fed his own hunger?
What is the value of a great book
if it cannot be internalized?
Path of heart is different from that of mind.
Mind pushes you to think, verbalize and do:
a human doing.
Heart pushes you to feel and be:
a human being.
Take off the mask!
Use the knowledge of your heart.
It never lies to you.
Feel, be alive and conscious
through your heart’s path.