Know How to Live

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do you you trust yourself?
Who are you. really?
Do you conform your actions,
your thoughts, your values
to those originally someone else’s?
Your parent’s, even when you’ve
seemingly been independent
for decades? Or your spouse,
your social group, the preacher?
Dig past ways you bury yourself,
your needs, wants, and desires.
Begin to listen to yourself
and begin to trust yourself.
Once you can trust yourself,
you can start to live your own life,
for your own reasons.
But trust yourself also to
have a relationship with God
as you understand God,
and you can reach beyond fears
that once claimed you
and find you really do
know how to live.