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Forget yourself for one moment

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Forget yourself for one moment

Forget for one moment time and space
Let go of destination and place

Forget what lies within and everything that surrounds you
Empty your mind of bias and let fact and truth shine through

View your life as a series of actions and events
Let go of all purpose and consequence

View your reflection as if you’d never seen that face before
As if you could only assume what that stranger is striving for

From the outside looking in could you determine where stagnation ends and ambition might begin?

Could you see solutions to conflicts come and gone, the difference between right and wrong?

Line up all the events of that life and gaze upon them for what they are
Collect the ones that are good and pure; mend all that might scar

Edit this life as you see fit, if you have the power to heal the wounds than why not do it?

Now let yourself once again claim the eyes staring back at you
Let passion and desire shine through

Armed with the knowledge of a foreign observer could you decipher all the lessons learned?
Could you use the past to better prepare yourself for all the pages left unturned?

Ask yourself is that the life you want to see?
Is that the person you want to be?

Throughout life we succeed and we fail, sometimes we try our hardest to no avail
But we must keep trying, even if there is no one waiting to recite our glorious tale

Push yourself every day to accomplish more than the day before, to redefine the word far
Appreciate the rewards and cherish the struggles, for it’s in the attempt that we find out who we really are




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