This past week, I have rediscovered my deep love for the written word, and I've spent hours lost in worlds so masterfully crafted, I sometimes forget that I'm still seated in my chair back home. This poem by Dr. Dhruv Chauhan (it went viral after new age guru Deepak Chopra shared it) touched me deeply, and I found it to be a humbling reminder of my intentions as I prepare to welcome the next month of deep reflection and regeneration.
We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.
Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn't stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress,
and Mecca is empty.
Hugs and kisses suddenly became weapons,
and not visiting parents and friends
becomes an act of love.
Suddenly you realise that power, beauty and money are worthless,
and can't get you the oxygen you're fighting for.
The world continues its life and it is beautiful.
It only puts humans in cages.
I think it's sending us a message:
"You are not necessary.
The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine.
When you come back, remember that you are my guests.
Not my masters."
Here's to treading lightly, and living slowly.
With all my love, Leigh