You Give Yourself Your Own Key
Else, you have no authenticity to change anything.
The day you look to the world to make up your difference and define of you any inference, measuring your action unto its reference, it will always cradle your entire essence. You will never be your own. It's you, yourself, that you'll never know.
A parade is good because many gather, marching on as though brave forever: hand-in-hand, side-by-side, surging strength and mirroring a common goal in flourishing strides. Bone and soul are the stick. Flesh and sinew are the canvas. Blood is the ink and brave signs form arrows that shoot from strings of persistent truths, and unforgiving peace.
All are refreshed, reminded they are not as alone as the world leads them to believe, and it is upon this basis I believe parades are more for the participants than for the observers. You can only touch observers at the level that can influence a sincere change of thought about a given thing, or idea, in your own personal day-to-day life. After those gatherings though, with whom are you left when each go their way, dividing that collective asunder for another three hundred and sixty-four days? Or 'til whenever the next tide of inspirational waves?
You're an island ultimately. You are left with you, but you are your answer.
Anything you possess inside, this is all you need to seek at night. It is not your place in the world that is the fight, it is your place in you that matters. By virtue of effect, your immediate world will follow suit. Everything just falls into place when even a mirror falls short of the truth, and you realize that this is your face because it belongs to you. So is it also with your destiny. Believe in you, cut a path to your dreams and run them straight through.
All else will return to what it was for the world, but it is you that is 'the because.' You do you, and just be true. When you're alone, sew your name to yourself as thus. Polonius of "Hamlet," also said as much, and he was correct.
It is not the world you change. It will always play games. You usher in development as you enrich lives by touching and imparting unto them your authenticity: the you that only you can be. This is the only power in life to have ever changed anything. Bestow unto others your own person and be real. Don't trust marketed ideals, no matter the rank-and-files. Be you and impact the next individual. Don't busy yourself overmuch about the world's surface-level nativity madrigals, or even with people that turn their nose up at you. Move on with your life. There are plenty receptive individuals.
The key is already yours, and only you can grant it to yourself. As for me, I understand that questions given cannot find me. Only questions I ask myself can change my life, and only after this can I subsequently alter those that surround me for the better, because I found a reality in me. No one has time for fakes anymore. You will never directly change the world, but you can change the lives that exist in yours.
I know this because this is how I became so much more of what I am, yet more than what I used to be. It is how I broke into who I knew I already was. I met someone that was utterly loyal to themselves while being selflessly honest with everyone else.
Her secret? Just loving herself and shooting for a dream. It started with her key. I got to know her, and I realized all I had to do was use mine, for me.
This starts with your key. Pick it up and turn it. You got this.
I will conclude the matter with a quote from my book. They that review this may cut it out if they see fit, and I shan't be offended by it. I am just grateful to have been given an opportunity by this platform to add my two cents.
"...seek thou answers from behind your eyes. Questions given cannot find thee. Sift thy cavern. What lieth face-down to be turned-up, this will have meaning." --Grim Nimoire, by Patrick M. Wegner
About the Creator
Patrick M. Wegner
I am a Malkavian that made it to ceremorphosis by accident; then I took my sweet time consuming the host implanted. I bear no prestige and no accolades. My only degrees rest in the spheres of passion, expression and ingenious stupidity.
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STANDING OVATION!!.. I honestly needed this! Thank you! That was amazing!
Indeed, this is good insight and advice from which many could benefit.
This starts with your key. Pick it up and turn it. You got this. Bbbeeeaaauuutttiiifffuuulllyyy said. Thanks for the inspiration.
Move on with your life. Because life will go on, with or without you.
Anything you possess inside, this is all you need to seek at night. More truth. I check myself and my actions, choices, and decisions as I lay in bed at night. Then I plan how to improve tomorrow.
You're an island ultimately. You are left with you, but you are your answer. True words. I agree.
Thank you for sharing this! It’s a much-needed reminder. ❤️