David Dybdal, MD, PhD
|Posted on 11 December, 2020 at 11:10|
Often we look upon the past as golden
remembering the joy we've had like so much sand we're holding
and the tighter our grip
the more we feel it slip
the passion of living drains away
drab by drop by drip
the love and endless hope we've lost
as age creeps up on us with such great cost
still let's give the past its due
just be careful not to let the past live you
and it's just as empty if in the future we're caught,
filled with all varieties of shoulds and oughts,
still never finding the lasting happiness that is sought.
(I need this or that to be happy,
amounts to naught but a lot of crappy)
present experience is where it's at,
to the eternal now we bow and tip our hat.
if there we invest in, and practice freely chosen action,
especially some element of compassion,
we may become free not just to be a door mat,
but to harness the power of "I am That"
then we may just find the joy we've been dreaming of,
that exists in our hearts and is nurtured through love.
- David Dybdal