Musings: On Yearnings…
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do you yearn for? What flits through your mind when you have a moment to pause? What wistful thoughts rise from your heart after a long day meeting life’s challenges? We all have yearnings and while we might not spend much time lingering over them, we do visit that place to reflect and to reconnect with our dreams… What message is yearning inside of me? I know that when I think of things I desire they include clarity in all things, peace, joy, world peace and love… But I looked at the prompt again and I have other simple yearnings that I’d love to share.
#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge. The #Trust30 Prompt:“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. What message is yearning inside you? What is something you know deep in your soul? Don’t look for someone else to describe it. You do it. Write it down. Write it as a poem, a sentence or even just a string of words. Just make sure you get it to paper.
What I know deep in my heart is that we live in an abundant world with enough to feed and clothe everyone. Yet, we also live in a world where greed makes it difficult for all to enjoy the fruits of our Mother Earth. When I look around me and I see the inequities, the violence, the wickedness that arises from fear and covetousness, I yearn for a world that shares its wealth equitably and where the doors to success are not exclusive to the few. I yearn for a simpler world where good always prevails over evil. I yearn for a world where people truly help each other from the goodness of their hearts not for public recognition or ulterior motivation.
What simple things do I yearn for? I yearn for a time when life was simple and burdens light. I yearn for the touch of a gentle breeze from the ocean. I yearn for go-cart days and skipping rope. I yearn for days when hurtful words and spiteful acts are replaced by consideration and compassion. I yearn for the days when friendships are based on mutual respect and care not adulation and manipulation.
I love quotations as they can say in fewer words thoughts i share in long paragraphs. I yearn for a time when we can look into each others eyes and see our shared humanity. I yearn for the day I can knock on your door and ask for help without being attacked because of my ethnicity. I yearn for the moment when my tears are tears of joy because, in your success, I have seen the future of mine. What about you? What are your thoughts? What do you yearn for? Do you find time to reflect and shape those yearnings? Do share! Thank you. ;-)
This post was inspired by a prompt from RalphWaldoEmerson.me: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. What message is yearning inside you? What is something you know deep in your soul? Don’t look for someone else to describe it. You do it. Write it down. Write it as a poem, a sentence or even just a string of words. Just make sure you get it to paper.
Positive Motivation Tip: Spend some time with what calls your heart; yearnings can lead us to our dreams…
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