Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Wizard Contained

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.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Judy, I agree 100% with you. Happiness is not a place. We each are the wizard of our own fate..barring health issues, natural disasters, and unforeseen circumstances; but even then it is up to us to deal with them in the best way possible for US.

Rashmi said...

Wonderful poem.
Yes, happiness begins in us and radiates ...
Beautiful ...

Olivia said...

Judy,
This is so very well written..!! I agree with what you have said here- We create our Destinies through all terrains.. Only we never realize it. It seems easy to blame it on the Fate..
Loads of Love xoxox

flaubert said...

Judy,
How true. We are the wizard of our own fate. Excellent.
Pamela

nimaruichi said...

'Happiness is not a place...'
-so true. Important to remind ourselves of this from time to time and to remember to look within.

nimaruichi said...

'Happiness is not a place...'
-so true. Important to remind ourselves of this from time to time and to remember to look within.