Torn between two lives;
What you want
And what others want of you.
A tough balancing act.
Full of uncertainty.
Walk the fine line.
And balance wisely.
I can see the rainbow.
I can almost touch it.
I can feel its radiating warmth.
But the road is too long.
With too many roadblocks.
Too many twists and turns.
I don’t have the strength.
Please help me.
I want it.
I need it.
Some days you want to escape
to a place far away.
Meet new people,
Leave old baggage behind.
Open the proverbial door
to see if the grass is greener
on the other side.
But most of the time it isn’t.
A door balanced at the edge of a pier
might not be holding the answers to your dreams.
Home may be the place that has had the answers all along.
Archan Nair – New Illustration titled “ Hue “
I feel lost and confused.
I feel dizzy and unsure of myself.
My mind is being pulled
in opposite directions.
What do I want?
What is the most important
thing for me to do?
After my family,
I need time for me.
To figure out what I want.
I want to create.
To throw paint on a wall.
I want to keep writing.
To write my blog and
my next book.
Everyone leave me alone.
I want to write.
What do you see?
Do you want to jump into the water?
Do you want to know what’s on the other side?
We are all curious about the unknown.
We all want what we can’t have or reach.
Why should a dog be any different?
Is reality on the inside or the outside?
Are we in a drab room,
looking out at the sunset?
Or we standing outside by the water
with a fake room around us?
If we try to leave the room,
will a door shut us in or will
we be able to walk outside?
Where do we want to be?
The room offers shelter and comfort,
while the outside offers adventure and freedom.
Once we know the answer to this question, then
we will know if the walls will lift away for us.
WE CAN CREATE BEAUTY.
WE CAN UNITE FORM AND MOVEMENT
AND ATTAIN PERFECT HARMONY.
WE JUST HAVE TO WANT IT ENOUGH.
The bird lives in the forest, where he finds food and water.
The forest flourishes from the sun and water.
The creatures of the forest live in harmony with each other.
The food chain determines who will be the hunter and who will be the prey.
Nature has created the perfect template for harmony.
We could use such a template to lead people back onto the right path of sharing and giving, instead of only taking.
The two cats nestled together, white around black, depict the harmony of Yin and Yang.
Nature has a way of balancing its creations to achieve the ultimate harmony.
We can learn from nature to surround ourselves with beauty and balance, instead of constant noise, and confusion.
Life doesn’t have to be filled with pain and unhappiness. We have to search for the right balance in our lives that will bring us greater peace and feelings of accomplishment.