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What Interests Me

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 to meet 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 centre of your own sorrow
If you have been opened by life’s betrayals
Or if you have become shriveled and closed
From fear
Or 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 wilderness
And let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to
Be careful
Be realistic
To remember the limitations of being human

It doesn’t matter to me if the story you are 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
If you can be faithless
And therefore trustworthy

I want to know if you can see beauty
Even when it’s not pretty
And if you can source your life
From its presence

I want to know if you can live with failure
Your and mine
And still stand on the edge of the lake
And shout to the silver moon

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 a night of despair
Weary and bruised to the bone
And do what needs to be done
To feed the children
I love this – and this could be love

It doesn’t interest me who you know
Or how you came here
I want to know if you will stand
In the centre of 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 cam be alone with yourself
And if you truly like the company you keep
In the empty moments

(**I do not take any credit for writing this beautiful piece, Its inspirational and I just wanted to share it's beauty. I came across it years ago and do not know the author**)


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