Sometimes we struggle sometimes we fight
Having a vision we know is “right”
Searching for meaning and words that express
Yearning for others to listen and respond with a yes

Our picture’s compelling it drives us to act
Sometimes we thrash when we’re on the wrong tack
We pull back reflect set sail with new clarity
Then chart a course expressing current reality

Over and over it’s not quite right
Each audience listening brings uncertainty and fright
One day it happens we struggle no more
We don’t bang our heads we find the door

It was there all the time shrouded somehow
That’s how it works when you’re ready “wow”
Clear as a bell you emerge from your mist
No longer frustrated no longer pissed

Engaged conversations broadcasting your news
The world is your oyster you get to choose
Do not give up on your quest to express
Keep going you will find your happiness

Where are you on your journey?
Have you found your door, the one that leads to your happiness?
A dear friend used to say that “the game of life is to find out what makes you happy so you can surround yourself with “it!”
Are you doing that? If so what are the rewards.
If not, why not, what’s in the way?

– Stewart Levine ©

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