Time to stop striving
It's time to stop striving
to stop hurtling forward like a blinkered horse.
It's time to stop pushing,
like a mad-eyed explorer who won't admit defeat
convinced the only reason he can't forge ahead
is that he's not trying hard enough.
It's time to give up
the endless struggle to become
and accept that this is all there is
that there's nothing more to gain or lose
that if this moment isn't good enough
then no moment ever will be
that if you can't make peace with this moment now
then you'll always be at war.
It's time to stop trying
to bend the world to your will
to twist destiny to your own desires
but to allow life to unfold
with slow natural grace, like spring.
It's time to stop swimming
and let the river carry you.
Why strive so hard
when you can flow so easily?
~ Steve Taylor