But you get to decide how much.
You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts
Worrying about your pathway to the future
But all there will ever be is what’s happening here.
How will you serve the world?
What do they need that your talent can provide?
That’s all you have to figure out.
As someone who has done what you are about to go do
I can tell you from experience
The effect you have on others
Is the most valuable currency there is
There will always be someone
Who seems to be doing better than you.
No matter what you gain, ego will not let you rest.
It will tell you that you cannot stop
Until you’ve left an indelible mark on the earth
Until you’ve achieved immortality.
How tricky is this ego that it would tempt us
With the promise of something we already possess
As far as I can tell,
It’s just about letting the universe know what you want
And working toward it
While letting go of how it comes to pass.
And when the door opens in real life, just walk through it.
That peace that we’re after
Lies somewhere beyond personality
Beyond the perception of others
Beyond invention and disguise
Even beyond effort itself
You can join the game, fight the wars
Play with form all you want
But to find real peace
You have to let the armor fall
Your need for acceptance
Can make you invisible in this world.
Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light
That shines through this form
Risk being seen in all of your glory
You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world
And after you walk through those doors today
You will only ever have two choices:
Love or fear. Choose love.