Do not go gentle into that goodnight

“Do not go gentle into that good night”- Dylan Thomas One of my favorite poems, one of my most enlightening poems.

A few thoughts on it:

Often times we see change coming, from a distance, that deep wrenching gut feeling, that dire need for change, often times we ignore it.

Maybe the need is needed but is it necessary, maybe it is inevitable but is it welcomed? Depends, sometimes it is for the better, if not well, lesson learned.

When it is that gut-wrenching feeling to strive for change then, by all means, fight the fear and forge forward. In the least bit, you know what the route takenĀ holds why not try a different direction.

Do not settle for mediocre, unhappy, unsatisfactory, unfulfilled, there is a whole other world on the other side of change. Flowers that blossom, butterflies flapping, that rose that bestows petals with less stingy thorns.

Fight death, in whatever form it manifests itself in your existence. Fight for you.

“Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.”

Choose you over and over and be unapologetic about it, when the time comes that it’s unavoidable to hang the towel, you will be content you faced and lived this life on your own terms and conditions. Content to forever have your memories with you, in the end, that is all we have … if we are lucky.

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