Your Worst Enemy

12 Dec


Your Worst Enemy

Your worst enemy is not a foe who caused you harm
Nor a former friend who did betray you with their charm
It’s not a former lover who ripped out your tender heart
It’s not a boss who treats you poorly at every day’s start
Here it is, the shocking truth, the plot twist in your tale:
YOU are your worst enemy, it’s YOU who drive the nail
Right into yourself each time you think others betray
Wake up, smell the coffee, no one thinks of you that way
You don’t have rivals in your life, you’re not Luke Skywalker
There is no villain clad in black, you don’t have a stalker
No one’s keeping tabs on you and plotting your demise
NO ONE GIVES A SHIT so wake up and open your eyes
All these crimes you think that have been wrought against poor you
Are simply figments in your mind that your ego did skew
You, yes, YOU are the culprit, you let others affect
You give permission and condone all of their disrespect
Yes, a tough plot twist to take, it was YOU all along
The scheming “phantom menace” who kept you from being strong
The mustache twirling ego who said, “What they think does count!”
Your unawareness of this heel means you cannot discount
The criticism, doubt, the hate, the lack of grace abound
Your true rival likes to point fingers up, down, all around
Here, there, everywhere except the one place it should point:
Turned back right to where the finger meets the knuckle joint
“Nah, it can’t be!” you may say, “That is too far a stretch!”
“How could I willingly make myself such a sad wretch?”
And that’s the thing, it’s not *willing*, you’re blind to ego’s spell
And long as you say “What ego?” you will writhe in its hell
But if you are a WARRIOR and turn your sword within
If you realize that YOU are where stress does begin
If you bring that sword down swift and hard right on the source
They’ll say, “You’re full of yourself!” but the opposite is true
With no ego inside, their hollow words will just pass through
With no effect, no wounded pride, no struggle, loss of joy
Surprise! Your worst enemy is the horse that stood in Troy


3 Responses to “Your Worst Enemy”

  1. Eric Tonningsen December 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    The key: no ego inside!

  2. roxannefrijas December 13, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Reblogged this on frijasroxanne.

  3. Sue Dreamwalker December 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    So so true Miro.. excellently put together

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