Need a break from all the information and distractions coming at you everywhere you look. Here is a much needed reminder to stop all the noise and look within. Although, I originally wrote this in 2016, it is perfect for right now. Enjoy.
“Within” by Tricia Sybersma
Why do we look up when we pray?
The beautiful blue sky, warm sun and the weather live up there
But all the great teachers tell us to look within
There is a universe in the sky up above
Solar systems, distant planets and mysteries live up there
But there is a mightier universe found within
The world can be a stormy place
Violence, turmoil and confusion live out there
But one can always find peace waiting within
Why do we look out there for answers?
Yes, information and opinions can be found out there
But true wisdom lives within
There are wonderful sights and sounds to enjoy out there
Mountains, forests, deserts quiet streams and more
But the stillness of the soul lives within
Why do we look to others when we are lost and confused?
Yes, compassion and care live out there
But the path to our true destination lives within
How fortunate we are to have the opportunity to enjoy and learn
And have amazing experiences out there
But our deepest personal adventures live within
When it’s time to rest, to laugh, to heal and to be grateful
And you want to share it with your friends who live out there
Remember your best friend the one who always listens lives within
So where do I go when the world is too much when I need to find –
My personal adventures
My best friend
When I need to find myself
I look within