by Jenny Leigh Hodgins 2008
There is nothing in that to help you overcome your fate.
You must look inside yourself to find strength and to build faith—
Turn away from doubt and darkness—Do it now, it’s not too late.
All your dreams are only waiting for you to push open the door…
If you leave them in the shadows, you will only suffer more.
The only way to find the value of the storms you have endured,
is through believing in yourself and in the hope of moving forward.
Don’t give in to the heartache or the burden of the day—
Keep your eyes ever toward getting through in your own way.
Don’t allow anyone else to pull you down into despair—
It is just this kind of feeling that you must always beware.
Standing firmly on the basis of your own inner power,
You must shine like the sun lights the petals of a flower;
Always warm, always strong–Always there behind the clouds…
Ever bright, ever wise, Ever ready to come out…
Never dark, never gloomy–Never willing to give in…
You must be like the sun if you ever hope to win!
In your heart, you have everything you need to break through.
You must awaken to the fact that it all depends on you.
There inside, a battle wages between your darkness and light…
You must focus all your energy on keeping victory in sight.
If you have no hope, you must create it there.
If you have no joy, you must make your joy appear.
Through yourself, through your heart, this is how to overcome—
Through your efforts to believe–This is how to feel the sun.