What Stops You?

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It took a lot of growing up for me to reach there πŸ™‚

 

So what stops you from climbing up there?
Who stops you? Even in your mind?
What play did you leave behind with your childhood?
What is the kid in you yearning for?
What else would be fun for you?

The entrance to the playground said ‘2 to 5 year age’ requirement
What do you do when you are pulled in, as if it is for you?
Would you explore the joy, the 4 year old inside of you, feels with this fulfillment?
What regret gets to finally smile, when you climb like a kid and reach the view?

So what stops you from rising anywhere?
Who stops you? Even in your mind?
What choice did you leave behind, for your adulthood?
What is your inner being yearning for?
What else could be possible for you?

The entrance to the grown-up life asked for your grit
What do you do when your passion for life pulls you?
Would you explore the joy it brings with the fulfillment of it?
What regrets would you finallyΒ shed, to live like the kid, coming aliveΒ in you?

So what stops you from being perched up there?
Who stops you? Even in your mind?
Up there, all lightness of Being
No concept of certain way of living
Sheer happiness in the moment
For allowing the simple pleasures
No definition, no lament

Really, what stops you? Even in your mind?

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27 thoughts on “What Stops You?

  1. The mind and it’s infinite thoughts stops you from reaching / scaling the height..me and ONLY me can stop that mind from over thinking.. .lovely PD…thank you again for the inspiration..whenever I am down and out it’s your poem that catches a chord and helps me out…superb really😘😘

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    • You nailed it Lakshmi with the word ‘overthinking’. It is only our thoughts and beliefs that are our limitations. Thank you very much for your whole-hearted reflection and appreciation. Love, ease and joy to you!

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  2. In any fearful adult there is a fearful child. And its never to late to set ourselves free of that fear! Really love this one since I recently became an English teacher and work a lot with all sorts of different kids, some very bright and enthusiastic, others extremely shy or scared like the adult choosing not to enter the playground.

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