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May 24, 2007

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Michael Pokocky

I have been reading your posts since discovering your blog, always with intention and passion. Now I must not be silent any longer and want to share with you an essay I wrote once, which is relevant to your posts in general, i.e. the idea of the journey from unknowing towards just knowing. I hope this inspires, zaps, and raises awareness that there is joy in the love of living and why so many fail to see this.

When You Know You Know
by
Michael Pokocky
Don't tell me you're content, when the whole world is experiencing economic, political, social, cultural,
environmental and spiritual vertigo, when you know that you aren't; tell me you don't know what to do,
and you're concerned, and I'll believe you.
Don't tell me that we are not capable of changing the world; tell me how we could.
Don't tell me you feel secure in a world, where most people define their lives by the work that they do,
while they're children wait impatiently for attention, while mommy and daddy finish their work.
Don't tell me you actually accept the way things are, when I know that you really don't, no matter how
well you hide it.
Don't tell me the world is a mess when you know we can fix it.
Don't tell me you need to be surrounded by material possessions to feel happy, when what you really
want is to be loved.
Don't tell me you don't have the energy to take care of yourself; and your family; and your problems;
when you know you have a choice.
Don't tell me you long for the day, when you were a child, because you're parents had the moral courage
to be their for you; be there for yourself right now; and for your family; and your friends; and your
community as well.
Don't tell me you live a hurried and busy life and always use the excuse, “I'm too busy,” when you
know all you're doing is running away.
Don't tell me you buy into the dogmas that your leaders are telling you, when you know your inner
voice is telling you something else; explore that part of yourself.
Don't tell me you hate getting up in the morning; find something you love to do and do it, instead of
trying to keep up with the life you hate.
Don't tell me your excuses when you know it's what I want to hear; tell me your fears and your worries
and lets build trust between us, so we can find a better way.
Don't tell me your marriage is falling apart; accept it never existed because one of you was never there.
Don't tell me about all the problems of the world when I already know them; tell me what you are going
to do to fix them.
Don't tell me you don't know what you could do, when you know you have an idea or a vision.
Don't stand there in self pity, when you know you're the one responsible for the choices you made.
Don't tell me you can't face life anymore because you're so sad; I'll show you people who have a
damned good reason to be sad, and yet, they somehow embrace life and the love of living.
Tell me how you wake-up in the middle of the night full of fear and doubt and I'll be there to comfort
you.
Tell me you're afraid and I'll help you find the courage to deal with it, if you are not up to it.
Tell me what your needs and desires are, and I'll tell you you'll feel better if you know that everyone
and everything will find you eventually.
Tell me your angry and I'll show you how to harness the energy of anger to make your dreams come
true.
Tell me you are a warrior and I'll believe you; even if you don't.
Tell me you're a bad parent and I'll show you how much your children love you and need you anyway.
Tell me you need to feel loved and I'll show you that you are already are.
Tell me that one person can make a difference and I'll tell the world your message.
Will you wake up to the knowledge that we, as a collective intelligent people, working together in trust
and harmony, can make our world a better place to live?
Will you recognize your individuality and never back down from this belief in yourself no matter what?
If you can do any one of these things, then I'll tell you we can change, because change is about choices.

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