Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
If you plan to build walls around me, know this -- I will walk through them.
-- Richelle E. Goodrich
Like that old Arab maxim goes
what every wise bedouin knows:
"There is one thing we should never try
mounting a camel that hasn't come yet
or the one that has already passed by
if we don't want to end up with regret."
It's only in this moment that you live
the rest is memory and expectation
and you may find it hard to believe
but they mean your life stagnation.
Your body's vitality is measured by your will
nothing else can tell how much you're alive
you can train that power like any other skill
it means that sensation in your gutsy drive.
Try to apply it while thinking of past
or will yourself into some future act
and you'll see how intent can't last
telling you about an important fact.
Namely, your will only works in now and here
the only time and place your body will obey
past breeds depression, future breads fear
both are killing your will in their own way.
Use your past for memories that inspire
and your future for a strong motivation
but live willfully in present's inner fire
seeing all your life as your creation.
Put willing into everything that you do
never do it with only half of your heart
and don't bite more than you can chew
but once you bite, chew well every part.
But whatever you do, don't live in the past
it's bound to drain out all your will to live
years are going, and going so very fast
not living in now your life won't forgive.