Complacency and dreams

To allow a dream to wither and die
To step back and let go
Will leave a life unfulfilled.
right here
Right now is the time
To see what it is you aspire to become
And to take the step
Swing on the branch
Set yourself free
From the self doubt planted
Time and time again
By the unbelievers.
I reach out
And have faith in what will be
Not what could be
Because if you can’t see it
You can’t achieve it.
Simple concepts I daily drill
Into this tired mind
That is still holding strong
Refusing to let go
And staying the course
To what I see
I am
Already there.


“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

This is from Rilke
One of the first books I bought in high school
While everyone else was buying magazines and romance novels
I found R