The Light Within — A Professional Context
musings of a professional
It is the light within, hiding deep beneath our skin
It holds our destiny, shapes our lives
It strikes more often than we realize
It brings us to extremes more often than we like
It makes us low and high, losers and winners, it is the light within.
It takes us far and beyond, below and under
It turns impossible into possible, possible into impossible
It drives us to excellence, leaves us doomed, it is the light within.
It propels us to achieve the unachievable, drowns us in mere existence
It transports us to heights of happiness, and wells of sorrow
It cultivates completeness, and shoves us to hollowness, it is the light within.
It is the light within that has no shades, so we must decide..
To become an optimist, or wind the pessimist fire
To push the boundaries, or be contained
To explore the unexplored, or be lost in self doubt
To let in the breeze of change, or breathe stale air
So, shine bright or become a shadow, pick a shade of the light within.
Take the path where the light itself wants to go
Don’t listen to the world as it only tells you to bow
Pick the road that is tiring and slow
Find a niche that makes you star of the show
Polish qualities that none other can grow
Shine among people who care to know
Sparkle in brilliance, hard for anyone else to glow.
Find no other use of the light within, for it is the light within that makes you win!