when i give up the idea that i have to do everything
on my own. . .i win, and so do all those around me.
that tight clench of solitary self that suffers,
that has such burden, gives way to a lighthearted creature that can be helped.
i win when other people are standing with me, side by side, working too.
i don’t win because i was burdened and had a victory.
i don’t win because i am superior.
i don’t win because i overcame impossibility.
i win cause i am just like everyone else.
i do better with help from my friends.
it takes a lot of awakeness to finally realize this.
there is a wonderful happiness that comes about
to be like everyone else. a liberation. . .
i feel grateful for all the help i get. .
for all the good that is so. . . and for
all the progress that occurs,
when i am committed to happiness
with others and not instead of others.
what there is to do,
be, and have
to be happy,
it is simple to be happy.
i am so grateful
to be learning still….