Even though I saw The Wizard of Oz
More times than I can recount
It took me decades to realize
Happiness is not a place.
I was a child who appreciated
The lavish production and the performers,
Especially Dorothy and her helpers
Who were all searching for their own truths.
There’s no place like home, a haven safe
And secure, a place rife with enlightenment,
Love and fulfillment where each day I will
Wake up fully alive, where beauty and light
surrounds me.Now I know that happiness is not
A place. It begins in me and radiates without.
I generate the passion for life and the universe
responds. I am the wizard of my own fate.