Friday, January 16, 2009

SS - Pilgrimage




No matter where you are
No matter who you are
There is no further place you can go 
Than deep within yourself.
It is the baggage that you'll carry
regardless of space and time.
If you look inside
Really look inside
If you remove the veils
if you forget the fears
you'll be crossing the threshold of you
and you will understand 
the greatest pilgrimage 
you'll ever do 
is your life. 


Photo: Getty Images

24 comments:

Lucy said...

this is beautiful and exactly where I would like to go with the prompt. very well written! thanks!

rebecca said...

well written and very well said. therein lies the truth...

Doe said...

so true..
as they say the longest journey
we'll ever make is the one from our minds to our hearts...You portray it so beautifully
it's all inside!

much peace

keiths ramblings said...

The ultimate pilgrimage indeed. A lovely piece.

floreta said...

very wise words.

murat11 said...

Beautiful: it starts, for me, quietly, and then builds to that wonderful "you'll be crossing the threshold of you" line (I love the two preparatory lines before it as well), with the great finish. Thank you, amiga.

Shannon said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Exactly!

missalister said...

Whooooa, Devil Mood! Wow, now that is one primo di fortissimosa SS offering there! Bravo!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the way your illustration resembles looking through a veil, and that is what your poem advocates.

anthonynorth said...

Oh yes, the journey into your own soul is vital.

Shadow said...

how true and inspiring is this?!?!?! i love it!

brunettekoala said...

Beautifully written, you've summed out exactly how I feel about the pilgrimage I wrote of in my own post...

Only wish I could write so beautifully and concisely as you!

Granny Smith said...

Lovely sentiment and expression of it. You also chose the perfect photo to accompany it.

Tumblewords: said...

So very well written - reflective and gently truthful. The image is delightful...

present said...

Forgetting your fears and crossing the threshold are not easy things to do. I love how your poem reminds us, nudges us, to remember that our own lives are the greatest pilgrimage.

danni said...

removing the veils and crossing our own threshold to self, despite the fears and baggage, is the most difficult and precarious journey of all - it's rigourous and oftimes debilitating, takes a very delicate balance and tremendous endurance to find the way down and through all the layers of self in search of our real truth - this is a wonderfully written piece, defies excuses, and glorifies honesty --- very powerful stuff!!!

chrispito said...

this was so touching to read, thank you :)

Patois said...

Such wonderful words which ring so true. Lovely.

sirbarrett said...

My roomate and I were thinking about this concept in terms of the worlds we build between our two ears and how, regardless of how 'real' an experience or impression may be, it can nevertheless be real for the person experiencing them. For example, although our dreams are very much a product of our minds, when we are in them we may feel they are impossible to escape. We were discussing the prospect of death being simply a continuation of this subconscious process of dreaming. Like Shakespeare asked through Hamlet: "What dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil?" If death is a dream, I want to make sure all the thoughts in my life previous to "sleeping" ensure that I'm going to have sweet dreams for the rest of eternity. And that depends on my life right now!

anno said...

What is a pilgrimage if not a journey to find our souls, our better selves? Beautifully expressed.

linda may said...

Cool and so beautifully said.

dharmabum said...

i do take up pilgrimages and was instantly curious when i saw the prompt - this is a very wonderful take on it...wish we all lived that way!

gel said...

Hi DM,
I'm nodding in agreement. Very nicely written. We all must follow our own journeys.
Particularly like these phrases
"no further place...than deep within yourself" and these encouraging words "remove the veils, forget the fears", "cross the threshold"

Devil Mood said...

Hey everyone, thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment. Each of them was entirely appreciated. See you soon!