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    This Moment in Time

      Michael Graves    1        0        Report content

    You determine this moment in time
    no one else.
    Its creation is yours.

    You conceive it.
    You shape it.
    You give it life.

    Yield the creation of this moment to another, and
    you suspend yourself in air
    above a chasm
    hanging (or not) at their choice.
    Your life no longer your own.

    Fame, approval, permission granted
    by another, may be
    taken away.

    Except by your own decision
    what you create, cannot.

    Yield your will to create
    and your forward path becomes chosen
    at the caprice of another.
    The journey bereft of the
    joyfulness born of creation.

    You create your life
    and include others (or not).
    You create your future
    and include others (or not).

    Recall a time you were truly happy.
    Wrapped in the arms of someone you loved.
    Remember a time when you succeeded, and
    things were joyfully real.
    Remember a time that you won.

    These things will be with you, always.
    Regardless of what follows.

    The creation of joy, of purpose
    is within you. It is a gift that you give
    yourself.

    It is a gift that you share with others, or not.

    Build your own life. Create your own dreams.
    Live true to your own goals.
    Speak your own truths.

    None of these can be taken from you.
    Unless you first elect it so.

    –Graves 2/18/17

    The image is “Soleil Levant” a piece by Ton Dubbeldam. You can learn more about the artist and see more of his strikingly beautiful works at this link: http://www.sargentsfineart.com/artist/dubbeldam.php

     


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