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Monday, March 21, 2011

What You Ache For

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
of meeting your heart’s longing.

I know I probably quote part of this poem way to often, not only in life but also here on my blog. I cannot help it. I source much of my life from these words. They speak to me. They have for a decade now.

The poem was introduced to me as just that. A poem. I later found that this poem was from a book when doing an AOL search to locate the author. I found the book to have a simple, yet profound, message.

I find that this first part comes to me in almost every relationship I create. It really doesn't interest me what you do for a living. We simply cannot live without learning something. Your position at McDonald's is just as irrelevant in life as the Doctor I visit once a year for a physical. It has little to do with who you are, on the inside.

I don't want to know what you do because it does not matter, to me. I want to know what you ache for. I want to know what you hold deep inside your soul. I want to know what dreams you have stashed away inside that heart and how you plan to bring those into fruition. I want to help you on that journey if I can. I will help you if you let me. I want you to help me achieve my highest heights. I want you to guide me to know more. To understand things in a different light. To encompass humanity in all that it has to offer the universe.

Do you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing? Do you dare to dream of reaching out to the seemingly impossible? Do you have a deep seeded desire to know more, understand more, do more, give more? Are you content with just being?

I don't have a profound message to give you. I'm not trying to steer anyone to or from God, or any higher power. I'm not trying to steer anyone anywhere. I'm just tired of the lies, the deceit, the secrets. I'm tired of the message not being as important as who the message is about. I'm just plain tired these days.

I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts longing...I hope you will take me along on your journey. I also hope you will join me on mine.

Blessed be.


  1. Thank you for sharing this invitation. This is exactly what I needed this Monday morning. I am now going to ask this at cocktail parties. *just kidding...
    But it did make me think about what I really care about.

  2. I like this post. i like that I know my answers and I like that I know you know my answers!

    I think I live my life by who I am and not by my job- I'm betting few people know what my job even is! Ha!

  3. I love that you push me to think. For a long time I have been "mom". I am at the point now in life where it is time for me to search myself, to remember what I want....
    Thanks :)