I was scared

I was scared of the Darkness;
too, I was scared of the Light!

I forgot the saying that, Always,
‘the mind is King.’

Therefore, the Prison which Exists;
lies All inside of one’s own mind;

And, the Secret Key;
which will, ultimately, set me FREE…;

is do not hold on to either this or that thought;
but, instead, quite simply, ‘let go!’

I was scared


London, United Kingdom

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I forget who it was who said it, exactly…maybe, America’s first president…Lincoln, I think, his name was; but, basically, the gist of what they said was…; ‘most folks are as happy as they make up their own minds to be.’ As I find myself growing increasingly older; I’m beginning to see that’s true.


I was thinking to myself; even when I’m all alone, I’m NOT happy!

But, why am I NOT happy…even when I’m all alone???

After all, there is nobody around to come and trouble me.

Yet, I find myself thinking this person did me this; and, that person did me that; and, then, I feel very deeply unhappy; why is the world never ever ‘perfect’; why can’t we all just get along together, instead?!

Then, I paused to try and see things from another point of view…; if nobody is around to make me feel unhappy; then, why am I wasting all of my precious time blaming others for?!

Maybe, the real secret to my feeling ever so deeply unhappy is ‘me’; namely, I am allowing myself to become attached to purely ‘negative’ thoughts; and, as it’s only me alone who has the power to be able to control my own mind; or, control what it is I deliberately do chose to think or not; then, surely, it must be up to me, alone, to be able to heal myself; by letting go of all attachment to purely ‘negative’ thoughts and experiences; and, thinking a lot more positively, instead.

I CAN control my own thoughts; and, therefore, I CAN control my own feelings.

My thoughts are NOT in control of me; but, instead, it’s ME who does control them.


On the other hand, I also have to admit that ‘thinking positive’…and, more to the point, ‘staying thinking positive’…is a process far easier said than done, sometimes. ;-)

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