Our eyes are dimmed
by the veil of this external world.
All that we create in our minds
that doesn’t truly exist.
It’s that shadow we hold near,
the one that brings us closer to nothing,
draws on our fears
and asks us to contemplate all that we know.
We invite this torment as a companion
and believe it is our safeguard,
keeping us diligent
in the pursuit of a false happiness.
This thing in which we breathe life
merely lives to take our breath.
This we know all too well,
yet we still nourish the monster.
And all we need
is the simplest of things
to banish this beast,
which we long to liberate.
clear your mind,
and witness the radiance of your core.
Raise the veil from your eyes
for true happiness is not out there.
It has been present all along,
Don’t fight the darkness,
turn on the light.
We are not hollow,
no we are not.
We are brilliant,
we are vivid,
we are bright.
Copyright © Joseph Furdeck | Year Posted 2017