June Stepansky

Exploring Happiness #57- Dialogue - Poem by June Stepansky

My body and I
sometimes have a dialogue.
“You like this.
You don’t like that.”,
it tells me.
“Everyone else likes that,
so why can’t I.”, I argue.
But my body
has no patience for argument.
If I will not listen,
it punishes me with pain.

Since I have no choice,
I listen to its varied,
subtle messages,
and then my body,
in its wisdom,
rewards me
with contentment.

Each of us is a completely unique individual, like no other being on this planet.
As such, we are required to understand and value this uniqueness.
Ultimately it is through our own special make-up and vision that we must make our decisions and follow our particular destinies.
Our feelings and our intellect assist us in this knowledge, but we don’t always pay attention to these signals.
We need to become more aware of how important it is to our happiness to listen and to follow the directions of our inner voices.

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Each man must have his “I”.
It is more necessary to him
than bread.
Charles Horton Cooley

Follow your own star!
Dante Alighieri

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 18, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 19, 2013

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