Who chooses our realities,
our various states of mind?
If we could count our mental states,
how many would we find?
The traumas from our childhood years
hid deep in heart and brain,
and so our personalities
were formed from joy and pain.
Our self-perception sets the course,
and magic of believing.
Our feeling nature will decide,
what image we’re receiving.
The power is within ourselves,
but not ‘till we’re aware.
Peace must be made with all that’s past,
and pain that’s lurking there.
When self-destructive thoughts arise,
triggered by desperation,
I fill my mind with thankful thoughts,
gain strength through meditation.