I look on the outside

It is all so pretty there

I ignore what is inside

I can find it somewhere else.

Or can I?

My soul says "I'll be here."

 

I'll just by this one thing,

I accomplish one more goal,

I'll land that person I've always wanted,

I'll get a raise,

and then, that will bring me happiness.

My soul says "I want you to be truly happy."

 

In the meantime,

It waits, it hopes, it wonders.

I keep running at a fast pace

and it doesn't get any slower.

My soul says "did you forget me?

"I haven't forgotten you."

 

One more thing, one more thing,

just one more thing

and I'll be back to where I started.

I realize I'm running in circles.

My soul says "I'm still here."

 

And I get all those things, people,

accolades, money, riches of the outside,

and my soul says "Happy yet?"

Not as much as I can be.

My soul says "Now you're learning."

 

I finally look on the inside.

I see what I have.

The riches, the heart, the love,

the feelings, the laughter, the dreams,

the hard times, the challenges,

the memories, the future.

My soul says "Now you remember."

 

All those things that make me

truly happy and content

don't start on the outside,

the foundation is on the inside.

My soul says "It's not always easy."

No, it's not.


My soul gives me a foundation,

it shows me what is important,

those things on the inside,

my strength and purpose,

the inside then reflects the outside.

My soul says "Now you've got it."

Yes, I've finally got it.

 

~Copyright 2010, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~