Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger at the way things are and Courage to make sure things don’t remain as they are.
If you are the embodiment of hope, at which things are you angry and have the courage to change?
*edited – horrible typo I didn’t catch until today:/*
“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.”
– Marian Wright Edelman
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”
~Don Miguel Ruiz
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear;
knowing what must be done does away with fear.
If you can disentangle
yourself from your selfish self
all heavenly spirits
will stand ready to serve you
if you can finally hunt down
your own beastly self
you have the right
to claim Solomon’s kingdom
you are that blessed soul who
belongs to the garden of paradise
is it fair to let yourself
fall apart in a shattered house
you are the bird of happiness
in the magic of existence
what a pity when you let
yourself be chained and caged
but if you can break free
from this dark prison named body
soon you will see
you are the sage and the fountain of life