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Be with it, be sad

Have you ever felt sad and tried to avoid it? What if you actually sat with it, and felt it?

But why are you sad?

Oh loved one 

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Is it because you know that the moon

Will never meet the sun?

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Is it for the fact that you yearn to be one

Yet experience separation like breathing?

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Is it that the unhealed wounds

Are no longer bleeding, yet are still not scars?

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Where did you think you would find the answers?

In the sky?

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Is that why you look up to god?

In the tilt of your neck – there is energy 

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There is power

There is choice

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For the eyes that look up 

Can also look down 

And the eyes that see out

Can also see in

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They say trying to forget the past

Is almost as frivolous as trying to plan for the future

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So be here now

Be sad

Transcend it

Be with it

Release it

And be you

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