Splendid Happiness

A question for you...

  •  The set above is a vision board :)
I absolutely love this poem by Martha Medeiros. I use to think it was written by  Pablo Neruda (one of my favorite poets) because  of the information circulating on the web. Anyway, I think the real author deserves the credit for the wisest  words ever written. 
Rereading this poem is always a wake up call  for me. It makes me wonder about my choices, my dreams, my desires and what I really want to do with my life. This year I have questioned everything and even though,  I have felt uneasy at times, I am sure I am redirecting my steps towards splendid happiness.
Enjoy, BGG Xx

Dies Slowly

He  or she who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "it’s" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He or she who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
he who does not find grace in himself,
dies slowly.
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn't know, he or she who don't reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness

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