Day 600: What Moves You?

What in this wide world makes your heart ache?

What makes your breath quicken?

What makes you angry?

What makes you ashamed?

What makes you hopeless?

What makes you helpless?

What lifts you up?

What makes your tears fall?

What in this wide world is important enough to you to cause you to take action?

What moves you to reach out for love?

What moves you to hold on too tight?

What moves you to push someone away?

What moves you to care for someone, or something, enough to not hesitate in lifting them up?

What moves you to question?

What moves you to move yourself?

Intimacy has become a scarcity. We know each other only by the masks we wear, we know ourselves only slightly better. Most of us don't know why we are the way we are, why we feel the way we feel, why we think what we think. Most of us do not know how to stop ourselves even when we know we really should. Most of us are content to go along with whatever we're told to do, like or want - whether it's the TV, radio, magazine or employer telling us. Most of us don't care enough to do enough. Most of us don't have time for much outside ourselves.

Most of us do not know how to move ourselves, we need something else to come and move us. We do not know how to change who we are and what we experience. Most of us don't have a clue what's really going on inside us and why we are who we are.

It is likely that you, the reader, do not believe that this is relevant to you. You probably believe that everything in your life is firmly under your control. If this was true, then you would be able to change even the most fundamental part of your nature, never mind have the ability to stop just one thought.