To find the world exhilarating and at the same time frustrating.
It’s a tug-of-war, as my soul stays snared in the middle
Unable to escape, it pulses, entwined in rope made of life strands
Sewn in the pattern of constellations.
Rumours claim: If you witness my genetic makeup from far away
It looks like the Milky Way Galaxy.
A miracle, made of many spiralling parts and pieces
All moving — fulfilling, their part in the kinetic grand design conducted by the Divine
I would, on a lazy day, agree with that worldly assessment
But to do that would be premature
As it implies a firm understanding of my own limitations.
– O.D. ©2023
Art by: vurdeM
If you’re feeling down and like nothing is working out I hope everything gets better soon; it’s normal to feel that way sometimes.
What’s not okay is casting that same doubt on other people because you see them feeling particularly confident in themselves. Your self-doubt is not a signifier or definitive indicator of other people’s potential and or limitations.
Process your self-doubt for as long as it takes, get professional help if you so require and stop discouraging/invalidating others for pursuing their dreams.
“You can call me amazing — brilliant even, and I’ll appreciate it. Assuming we both know where you’ve placed me is not where I’m stopping.”