It Friday! I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo today for Five Minute Friday, a time when we “write five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” You can join in the fun HERE.
I found that beautiful pathway several years ago.
It was the most liberating, most peaceful, most joy-filled discovery of my life. I used to try to be the person the world wanted me to be. I turned down the true cry and the true longing of my heart. I buried it deep inside. Instead, I listened to the shouting and the signs all around me, “This way to acceptance. This way to love. This way to happiness.”
I played the part. I wore the smile. And true became a foreign land.
And every day, I woke up trapped behind those prison walls. I went through the motions. I did what fake told me to do. Fear became the Captor who ordered me around.
True was over there somewhere. Yet, for the longest time I was too terrified to seek it out or attempt an escape.
I took a drink. I numbed it all. Fake temporary freedom was better than no freedom.
But my Captor, he always came back.
True is the road to everlasting freedom.
Today I crave and seek out true in my daily life…like I used to crave and seek out my next drink.
Yet, this drink satisfies me and fills me up!
So, I continue to pursue it.
I am not satisfied with anything less.
Now let me at the truth Which will refresh my broken mind ~Mumford & Sons