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To Be...a poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2014
If only I could just be,
live in consciousness for the moment alone,
not take these tangents of fragmented concerns,
to lose oneself in the worry of what could be,
rather than what is.
What we all see as future, takes care of itself,
and needs not my dubious input,
my scrambled 'what if' scenarios and doubts,
instead left to my deeds and actions,
to mold the time as yet experienced.
Fractious thoughts from life's challenges,
haunt a mind and fracture a straight and true course,
sending shards of negative emotions
into the ether of possibility,
and muddying wanted outcomes, creating confusion.
Yet, knowing this, I still replicate this behaviour,
caught in a web of habitual doubting,
and ego seeking refuge in outcome,
regardless of intention,
and the clean and concise thoughts that will manifest.
There is only one reality, now, this very moment,
and here is where our thoughts should remain,
our good intentions allowed to imbue,
to experience a perfect now,
and make simple that cacophony of mental traffic.
If only I could trust my own inner power,
the knowledge I have been afforded,
to place all ego and earthly confusion aside,
and live in the beauty I seek with a voracious appetite,
and still this open heart, to simply be.
Living in the now teaches us to focus, not be distracted by unnecessary doubts and worries, rather, pay attention to what is happening at that moment: the only reality.