Invitation

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This was a poem I got from a site

The poem written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

'The Invitation' -- one of today's best-known pieces of inspirational poetry. Oriah Mountain Dreamer wrote it after coming home from a party, frustrated with the superficial social interaction. The next day she emailed the piece she had written to some friends, having no idea that the poem would take on a life of its own. It traveled all around the world, and still continues to do so. Through her work and writing, the poet/author seeks to inspire and challenge herself and others to live life fully.

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It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life's betrayals or
have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own,
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be
careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you're telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself;
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

I want to know if you can be faithless
and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty
even when it's not pretty, every day,
and if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine,
and still stand on the edge of a lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes"!

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and
despair, weary and bruised to the bone,
and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself,
and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

-- Oriah Mountain Dreamer "

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Lekshmy Thanks jee, :) its

Lekshmy

Thanks jee, :) its very inspiring poem..:)

chakky
Lijoe Antony Chakiath
"To the world you might be one person, but to one
person you just might be the world..."

Beautiful!!

Beautiful poem Chakki ...That was a real find...I really dont know how I reached ur blog site, but here I am...I think I am borrowing the poem to send to a few people..

beautifoul

What a lovely poem, really touched me. Beautifoul.

Danx Shiv... :) Lijoe Antony

Danx Shiv...

:)

Lijoe Antony Chakiath
"To the world you might be one person, but to one
person you just might be the world..."

:-)

Great new look for the site :-)

But a beautiful poem Guess I

But a beautiful poem

Guess I cant claim to be all that... Need a lot of grit..

Another great poem that has moved me by General Douglas MacArthur is here:

http://sojish.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=73

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