Pablo Neruda

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
if you do not listen to the sounds of life,
if you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly when you kill your self-esteem.
when you do not let others help you.
You start dying slowly if you become a slave to your habits,
walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
if you do not wear different colors or you do not speak to those
you don’t know.

You start dying slowly if you avoid to feel passion & it’s turbulent emotions,
those that make your eyes glisten & your hart beat fast.
You start dying slowly if you do not change your life when you are not satisfied
with your job, or with your love, or with your surroundings.
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
if you do not go after a dream,
if you do not allow yourself,
at least once in your lifetime
to run away from sensible advice.

__Pablo Neruda










One Response to “Pablo Neruda”
  1. jutta1961 says:

    Hallo Thommi, Ein wunderbares Gedicht, spricht mir mit jeder Zeile aus dem Herzen und der Seele. Leider klappt es viel zu selten mit der Umsetzung, dann habe ich sehr wohl das Gefühl langsam zu sterben. Aber sich dessen bewußt zu werden, ist ja auch schon ein Schritt. Danke fürs teilen! Ich umarme dich. Jutta


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