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This Vast World

"If you are alone, you are your own man."
- Leonardo da Vinci

This vast and glorious world we live in, in its infinite wealth of beauty and wonders, we all live our lives. From time to time I find myself suddenly aware of all this around me, almost as if I have only just now opened my eyes to see it all. And this seemingly endless world is all waiting for those who make the effort to enjoy it, requiring only that we fulfill the needs of our own bodies as payment for admission into this playground. Yet day-to-day living seems to blind us. We grow to be complacent and begin to exist in a tiny world that manages to support only a routine. But when I suddenly see past this and realize all the possibilities, I feel strong— capable of steering my life out of the rut I've created. And I want to yell to my fellow people in hopes of making them realize their inherent freedom. We are all able to take off and discover all that we wish to experience. Yet it seems to me that very few people do this. Is it that they are unaware that they can, or that they really don't wish to make any changes and what they are doing is what they wish?

This flash of awareness I now feel brings a lump to my throat for the great potential for happiness, discovery, sorrow, beauty. I rush to try to convey these feelings to paper for I'm sure to again forget this, or at least fail to notice, and possibly this will be a reminder to myself (and anyone else who may read it).

Posted by VANagain 12:58

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

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