YOU Are The Problem

25 Nov

YOU Are The Problem

This message goes to anyone
Who struggles with a vice
And thinks that outside factors are
At fault, YOU should think twice

Do not blame your shortcomings
On anything but YOU
It’s time YOU took a moment from
Complaining to review

That YOU’re the one who isn’t trying
Hard enough to make
Your situation any better
And deal with your ache

YOU’re the one who lets others
Get all under your skin
That hands over the power to
Others who deal chagrin

YOU’re the one who isn’t trying
Hard enough to break
Bad habits, to realize
Giving in’s a mistake

YOU can’t blame the weather or
Blame the economy
It doesn’t take a microscope
To be able to see

That most things wrong in your life are
Because of YOU and how
YOU sit and play passenger
And constantly allow

Stressing factors to control
Your mood, your joy, your fear
Take a look in the mirror
And the real problem’s clear:

A person who can take control
But chooses to sit back
And hopes that things will get better
And prays to God for slack

The problem won’t be solved until
The person in the mirror
Leans a little closer and
Sees themselves a bit clearer

Sees the dormant Warrior
That’s sleeping deep inside
Realize the Creator
Already did provide

Everything that YOU need to
Conquer all of your fears
All of your frustrations and
Explore all new frontiers

Awake that fighting spirit deep
Inside YOU and YOU’ll see
The Warrior within YOU will
Proceed to set YOU free

Of all of your temptations and
Your shortcomings, your flaws
YOU’ll find that where before YOU ran
Your Warrior now draws

Strength from situations that
Would usually just drain
Everything’s a challenge to be
Conquered, even pain

Let the spirit of your Warrior
Awake and solve
The root of the problem and all
Your vices will dissolve

                            ~Miro

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4 Responses to “YOU Are The Problem”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker November 25, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Great Poem Miro, we need to all take a long look in the mirror ,,, I know I had to…. and Im not saying its easy … But I was once upon a time dependant upon painkillers for pain, anti-depressants after a nervous breakdown.. and was on a downward spiral of woe-is-me…. until I took a grip! and hauled myself up by the shoulders and started to help myself… No one can do it for us… with the best will in the world.. We make our problems and WE have to solve them…

    • Miro November 25, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      Not easy at all. 🙂 I’ve gone through the same things as you, Sue. I begged for help and pity and mercy and ease and comfort. The one person who helped me the most was cold, harsh and brutally honest, and what she told me awakened the Warrior within. I’ll never forget that moment, the courage she showed in searing the truth into me rather than gently, kindly, softy trying to present it to me with a nice bow. I’m reminded of it every time a reader comments that my words are too harsh and judgemental. It just makes me think, “Oh Ego, you magnificent bastard, it truly is impressive how you obliterate the truth with feelings of offense.”

      • Sue Dreamwalker November 25, 2012 at 11:21 am #

        I agree, and thats why often we can be so harsh upon ourselves as we see the Mirror image with all its faults…. The walk is never easy…and even now I stumble from time to time… Its only seeing my own reflection and past shadows that give me the strength of knowing I never want to walk down that road again…

  2. Christina Bridge November 26, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    I just had a very similar conversation with my mother. Who is fond of saying oh it’s not easy. I hear this over and over from people. It’s not supposed to be easy, that’s why people are so reluctant to change because it’s not easy. Warriors need to be challenged to find their inner strength and so we go on.. Have a beautiful day fellow warriors on our twisting and turning paths.

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