Lurking in back of my eyes Tasting the smells, seeing the ghosts No matter how often I’ve tried It reminds me where I’ve been And how many miles I’ve gone I tied it up in a garbage bag And kept on walking alone
Too late, it caught up beside me And said hi, where have you been? It’s time to pay the price dear You can’t run away from sin You made a cause, the effect is now There’s no choice, you can’t get away You chose to play, it’s time to pay It’s your end game, take a bow
This morning I received this poster from William, a man I am connected to on Messenger. About once aweek or so we exchange something – usually of a positive nature or something about society that needs to change. Today I decided to post our exchange because it is something I feel strongly about.
Think about the words on this poster. What do they mean to you? It’s not about just appreciating your life, but how it causes you to do something about the next step in your life. Life is a journey. It never stays stagnant. How do you get to the next step of where you are going – and what is the purpose? Where are you going? Do you just let life slap you around? Do you understand it is the causes you make that produce the effects in your life and YOU are responsible for that? It would be great if you could blame something or someone else for the bad shit, but you can’t. And it is what you learn through dealing with it that gets you to the next step – if your eyes are open wide enough to see it. Below is my response:
Many people do not have enough appreciation for their lives. They take it for granted and waste the time they have to explore their own potential. There is no hunger to see what they are capable of, settling for security – if they have it – and going no farther, often stepping on other people to acquire it. The human race is so incredible and many who belong to it are such a disappointment. If we could have but a glimpse inside their psychological thinking to see how they justify to themselves the evil they do. Do they know it? Does it affect them? I’ve been on a rant the last couple days – more than usual, if that is possible.
But in the end – of our own lives – the only legacy we can leave behind that has true value is the effect we had on other lives, and did that effect make a positive difference in their lives. Many people want to be remembered in some way but being remembered Isn’t enough. It is the causes and effects of who you are that matters.
Thanks for your message today. You caught me in a philosophical frame of mind. 😒You have a great day, too.
Find your life gather up the pieces Heal a broken life forget the pain slowly time erases Put it back together – again in a way that shows the world now who you are learn to be a friend to those who know your worth is so much more than you were outside that locked door Take the time to think before you act Reach and hold the hand of those that reach their hand toward you Don’t let your old ways decide how you react Use anger in a better way to teach the chosen few
Life dealt a crushing blow to the soul of one so young No one to protect you from the time your life began It’s not easy to be a different man It takes more courage than simply wanting life to change don’t find a single reason or try to place the blame or the effects of all your causes will come full circle back to you if you react the way you learned that action will undo and scatter all the pieces you’ll be lost again Remember No matter what life gives you you’re stronger than before using all your past mistakes to learn and grow a little more Did you know the man inside deserves a better life and when you finally get to walk out through the open door don’t look back that’s in the past this new life that you’ve found is the second time around