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Life Is No Brief Candle

The Focal Length Of Existence

Do Mondays excite you? Do you anticipate
Getting back to work? Do you look forward instead
To the weekend approaching? Are you unfulfilled
In you life and dissatisfied instead of thrilled?
Do you stick with it because it’s stuck in your head
That security means do something that you hate?

Life is not a brief candle but a splendid torch
That you have gotten hold of. You were not sent here
To wander aimlessly. Your time and energy
Are wasted by your wallowing in self-pity
Obstacles come and go, so don’t hold on to fear.
The fire of your passion is one that will not scorch.

It’s not necessary to be a great leader
Or the head honcho of a big corporation
To consider yourself powerful and mighty.
The street sweeper, plumber, and poet can all be
The creator magnificent in the long run
As long as they are doing what they would prefer.

If you’re stuck at a job that’s not your cup of tea
Then perhaps it is time to put your fear aside.
People may call you foolish for quitting without
A ‘back up plan.’ They will try to introduce doubt
Into your equation. People are not your guide.
Your reward will include happiness and safety.

Getting Up Early

Early To Rise Equals Good Health

It may be against nature that we find our ways
That our fetish with limits does clearly stand out.
But at four thirty A.M. much freedom abounds
To take care of one’s own things. The new self resounds
With the day’s possibilities. There is no doubt
That it will be magnificent. Such is one’s praise.

I can set my intention early in the day
When the mind is wide open and clear as a bell,
And the spirit is beaming with God’s loving light.
During this time I know everything is alright.
As it becomes habitual I become well.
A wholehearted approach I’ll achieve in this way.

It’s just straight up self-discipline. It isn’t fun
To get up in the morning when the alarm rings.
It does not sing a song. It hits you like a bat,
And there is but one simple way to combat that.
An aggressive but loving compulsiveness brings
About blessings of wholeness for a job well done.

Discipline and will power do not dissipate
The more that they are practiced. The reverse is true.
They gain strength when they’re made use of, and that’s the goal.
Working out in the morning can make one feel whole
Rather than in the afternoon. Too much of you
Is consumed by commitments that can’t seem to wait.