What holds you down a boss a spouse
A job or a family making you grouse
What would life be if complaints ceased to be
All of sudden you found yourself free

Make that happen in the blink of an eye
Take away self-pity and reason to cry
We hold the key to our own capture
Inside you find the pathway to rapture

It’s not in a manual parents can share
You discover yourself when you cannot bear
You don’t have to run you don’t have to hide
To escape let go of all thoughts that bind

No external movement will get you there
The shift is inside move to freedom from fear
It’s all how you see what’s served up to you
You choose perspective gleeful or blue

Continued longing deprives you of sleep
While deep inside lies a need to weep
You have a lifetime to deep clean your soul
Please do it sooner before you grow old

The world is your oyster heaven is here
No place to escape nothing to fear
The jail is a construct placed in your mind
Changing thought forms leaves prison behind

No need to wait to be set free
Do it today you’ve earned your degree
Listen down deeply to the voice of your heart
Stay focused and conscious enjoy a new start

Do you know the prisons of thinking you have created?
How do they rob you of opportunity and possibility?
What have they cost you?
Are they based on current reality or some historical perceived truth?
What can you substitute that would be affirming?
What’s holding you back?


– Stewart Levine ©

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