There Is Treasure In Patience
I am inspired by the resilience and the fun loving nature of the people in Sierra Leone.
”I Care Too Much About What I DON’T Have”
I want a car, but I need a license
I want an apartment, but I need a steady job
I want a husband, but I need a boyfriend
I want lots of money, but I need more that two jobs
I want to travel, but I need a visa
I want a wedding, but I need a fiance
I want to drink, but I must be 21
I want all expensive objects, but I need thousands
I want diamonds, but I need millions
No pause, No stop sign, No limit.
That point you reach when all you think about is what you don’t have,
what your human cravings tell your mind you need; such lies bring deceit and wrong doing.
Evil follows the cent and bad choices are made,
Soon, cravings that are ungodly become inviting and seductive.
The memory of what you currently hold dear or enjoy makes no appearance whatsoever,
The conscious mind that keeps you sane and accountable is lost.
The difference between dreams and lost ambition becomes blurry and all of a sudden your left with an empty feeling that keeps you up at night.
Now, all you can think about is what you WANT! The urge turns into an ache that cannot be easily defused.
You constantly pace back and forth, calculating and recalculating…..”I’ll save this amount today, starve tomorrow and get the device next week.”
Suddenly, all traces of wisdom are far too invisible to see and blind quests for useless treasure pile up until the breaking point is beyond notice.
How sad it is that one can be easily misguided and even destroyed by clever marketing.
The conscious effort to stop must be made,
The decision to be different must be obvious,
The want to have true satisfaction should be understood,
and the differences in envy and contentment need to bring clarity that cannot be mistaken.
“Learn To Be Satisfied With What You Have”
- D. Osomo