Two Choices In Life


exist/LIVE

by

Tom Justin

exist

Get up, brush your teeth.
Run late, kiss the kids,
Skip breakfast for the 47th time.
Fight the traffic,
breath the smog,
Park sub-level six, lock all the doors,
Ride shoulder to shoulder to floor 34

exist

Look good on the surface,
Make excuses to the boss,
Do as little as possible,
Another eight hours will pass.

exist

Pick up the paycheck.
FICA, social security, health welfare
And of course, MISC.
Still dollars away from making ends meet.

exist

Shoulder to shoulder,
Sub-level six,
Bumper to bumper,
Watering eyes,
Yell at the kids,
Drink some more beer,
Turn on the tube,
Hamburger Helper.
Is this your life,
Or is it your
exist?


LIVE!

Discover a sunrise,
Acknowledge all beauty.
Experience stillness within a full house.
Meditate as a prelude to action.

LIVE!

Discover new gratitude,
Wipe away fear.
Talk to yourself,
Be your best friend.
Practice self giving.
You must first possess before sharing.

LIVE!

Make at least one dream a day to come true.
Learn to say yes to yourself.
Write a new poem.
Treat yourself to one simple luxury.

LIVE!

Dare to be different.
Know you are great,
You are separate and distinct,
An individual,
Yet, merged within Oneness,
With the God-given gift to create.

LIVE!

Take a chance,
Experience to experience.
Accept and encourage all positive change.

LIVE!

Communicate, then listen.
Consciously act and react.
Flow through all life in peace and with grace.

LIVE!

Share the gift that is you
With the rest of the world

LIVE!

Set special moments apart to just live.
When you do, you will cease to…

exist

 

 

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