A Lifetime of Being Misinformed and Miseducated

On this long, silent day
I unearth
the Truth.
I release
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,
not within.

When I stopped chasing happiness,
and I stood still,
and found value in “just” being,
I understood:
Surrender is not weakness.
Acceptance is strength.

Then, I used to carry the weight of the world.⁠
Now, I carry the world inside me.