Feeling the World Deeply

Picnic photo from Summer of 2018
My restrictions are horrible. 
From ideal perspectives, it's a frustration.
Following expectations, life is lacking.
Working for approval, I have no concentration.
My restrictions are horrible.
In hardship, life offers me inspiration,
I find challenges to be motivating,
The wonders of the world keep fueling my ambition.
My restrictions are horrible,
But they make feeling the world deeply more possible.

This poem was intended as a reflection to make me admit the not-so-great moments of my life. Though it repeats that my restrictions are horrible, there has never been a time when I didn’t love my life. I admit that life felt horrible in moments when I was distracted from or struggling to find my true self.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

6 thoughts on “Feeling the World Deeply

  1. Thank you for sharing these, Astrid. When our restrictions force introspection and we wrestle with frustration and limitation, we sometimes more deeply appreciate what others take for granted. We still have blessings to offer, such as a cheerful struggle and probably listening more closely to others. Some have it better than others, some have it worse. All have something to offer. Hugs!

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