All through my life, I sought solace in external validation
thriving on acknowledgement and appreciation
but, the excitement of happiness was fleeting,
before I succumbed to the feeling of nihility.
A gradual awareness elicits a perspective shift
I decide to dig within, peel out the layers to my core,
aghast, at musty cobwebbed sight I see.
The burden of emotional baggage I carry
shuts out light from seeping in.
I shed silent tears in that dark space,
as I ruminate on my purpose in life.
Finally I pick up the broom to clean
stubborn stains of toxic grudges I hold,
discard the overwhelming burden of hurt.
As I open the windows of my heart,
rays of sunshine permeate my soul
emanating a radiant glow within,
the happiness I feel now, is boundless!
I am still on this path to complete the deep cleansing of my soul, often failing and shutting the window. But, eventually, I do hope to let that sunshine into my core and envelop me in abundance of inner peace and happiness.