Do you feel distracted
by the things you think you need
does it keep you from enjoying
what you already see?
Is it that you want
that decadent sweet treat
or is there something else
you’re actually trying to feed?
Will it make you happy
to buy a new shiny toy
or is there something deeper
you’re trying to avoid?
Are you really longing
to be with him or her
or rather for the feeling
of someone being there?
Do you really ever need
whatever you’re attached to
or is it just a symbol
of what you think is missing inside you?
Could you see so clearly
that you have nothing missing
that you are perfectly complete
simply ’cause you’re breathing?
Could you know that whether they want you
doesn’t speak to what you’re worth
that unconditional love and respect
is always what you deserve?
Could you forget the boundaries
that divide you from me and them
and see that loving yourself or others
is really one in the same?
Imagine what life would look like
if you were free from wanting
if instead you looked inside
and saw that you are everything.