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Attitude

“You are a child of the universe,
  no less than the trees and the stars;
  you have a right to be here.”
    ~ Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” (1927)

If within faith
Within you
Within reason
That in which you have faith
Supports you
That in which you lack faith
Fails you
If when I have faith without love I’m nothing
If I have love without faith am I not dying
Believe the dog bites
Why wouldn’t she
Believe the judge decides unfairly
Why wouldn’t she
Believe the beautiful girl coldly rejects
Why wouldn’t she
Believe God forsakes
Why wouldn’t she
Believe the day brings room to grow
Why wouldn’t you
Believe you master time and fields and space and waves
Why wouldn’t you
Believe you can put a man on the moon
Why wouldn’t you
Believe the world turns rightly
The rain and sun come each for a reason
The universe unfolds just as it should
As you’re a piece of it
As you’re perceived by it
As it’s a piece of you
As it’s perceived by you
Abiding in infinite reciprocity of boundless mindscape
Why wouldn’t you
May that in any endeavor
However daunting confusing humbling apparently limiting frustrating
You do your best
Within reason
Take breaks
Put it completely aside and out of mind for a time
Even a time of equal challenges
Reengage unperturbed at setbacks
Sleep at nights knowing you’ve given your utmost
You know no true limits
You can be your own best healer teacher advocate child technician architect chef parent doctor builder councilor lover
Why wouldn’t you

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