Be Selfless

15 Feb

Be Selfless

I know it’s hard to just forgive
To say “Oh well, live and let live”
To do the right thing, let go and move on

I know the hurt they did to you
Feels like it cut and stabbed right through
To your heart and now you feel so withdrawn

And even though you know what’s right
You feel you just don’t have the might
To free that heavy burden from your soul

My word of advice isn’t to
Be nice or polite to those who
Steal joy and on your peace exact great toll

My only request: Be selfless
Don’t think of self and all your stress
‘Cause stress occurs just if ego resides

Hurt feelings and torment are
The evidence ego’s not far
It’s in that constant hurt that ego hides

Be selfless, think not of your pain
And more you’re selfless, more you train
The more you do not take things personal

The more you’ll see the deception
That ego has on perception
And soon from your eyes you will pull that wool

There is no way to rectify
The wrong things done that make you cry
And angry, hurt, frustrated and so sad

There’s no redemption for some deeds
And their ego rarely concedes
So be selfless or it will drive you mad

Be selfless and don’t keep score
Stop saying how they made you sore
Be selfless ‘cause it’s selfishness that makes

All the hurt and all the scorn
So be selfless and sound the horn
And witness how within spirit awakes

                                          ~Miro

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2 Responses to “Be Selfless”

  1. Christy Birmingham February 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    It’s ironic that letting go can be so difficult when it takes so much more energy to hold onto negative feelings toward someone. Thanks for the wonderfully motivational post xx

    • Warrior Poet February 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Exactly! I think a major reason why people don’t let go is because they’re made to feel as though simply letting something go is strange, weird or crazy. It’s not “normal” to be able to let go and leave something in the past with the snap of a finger, and it’s why I have no interest in being a “normal” ever again. 😉

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