On this long, silent day
the big lies
I have been taught.
That there is only value in doing,
not in being;
that enjoying stillness is a sin,
not a virtue;
and that happiness is outside,
When I stopped chasing happiness,
and I stood still,
and found value in “just” being,
Surrender is not weakness.
Acceptance is strength.
Then, I used to carry the weight of the world.
Now, I carry the world inside me.