If Only

We all take different paths to fill the void within us.  Each of us may take a different path based on our perspectives.  The irony is that in the search for filling the void we may hate or disrespect a part of ourselves, and ignore our well being thinking if we deny our feelings, look outside for fulfillment or “fix” ourselves then we will feel whole, lovable and complete. The truth of the matter is that what we need and desire it is already available to us, we just need to open our “eyes” and see them.

If Only

If only I learn the next subject
will I feel valuable?

If only I hear the next “I love you”
will I feel lovable?

If only I hear the next “thank you”
will I not be resentful?

If only I can afford the “next gadget”
will I feel worthy?

If only I  have “this much” money
will I feel secure?

If only I am heard and noticed
will I be happy?

If only I am acknowledged by peers and family
will I feel loved?

How many such statements have you repeated?

How has it worked for you?

It is like drinking salty water to quench your thirst!
Your thirst will never will quenched.

Perhaps your attention needs to be directed inward.

If only I face and welcome my emotions
I am free.

If only I am silent and listen
I feel connected.

If only I accept myself
I feel my love.

If only I connect with me
I am whole.

Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat

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1 Response to If Only

  1. Jak says:

    (Loose Leaf) I was so excited to ricevee A Fun-Filled Visit to Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse. I had this book as a child but it was given away. I thought my memories of the book were imaginary, but they turned out to be real recollections. Reading this book as I child I was transported to Disneyland while turning the pages of this book. Mickey is your guide on your trip through DisneyWorld (I always thought it was Disneyland and you can’t really tell the difference with the content of the rides featured in the text). This is a PULL-TAB, POP-UP interactive adventure. You ride on the Submarine while turning a dial to see all the sea-life. You climb the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House to find a hidden treasure at the top. You ride the Tea Cups with Mickey while spinning him around ending in a very funny discontented look on Mickey’s face from all the spinning. The bears at the Country Bear Jamboree play their instruments for you. There are numerous others voyages. I had as much fun seeing the book at age 28 as I recalled all the fun I had with it as a child. A TRUE treasure and TOP book for the avid Disney fan, especially since they closed the Submarine and Swiss Family House in 1998/9. Many happy memories are in the book for the person who attended the park as a child.

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