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Leaving it Behind

If leaving "it" behind is too painful
then you haven't left it behind

It can be an obsolete idea
of some where, somewhen and someplace
that has ceased to exist
if only as an idea

an idea can hurt
an idea can lead you astray
an idea can be dangerous

only if you let it

choose to find freedom
choose to be free
choose to be alive within your skin
leave the idea of something dead by the wayside

live free
William Garza
Spine-Health Mod

Welcome to Spine-Health



  • ... and very relevant - there are still things I haven't left behind, on the basis that while I have hope of recovery I may pick up old hobbies again. But I know they make the journey harder as my load is heavier with them.
  • William GarzaWilliam Garza TexasPosts: 3,931
    edited 09/16/2014 - 5:29 AM
    Hope is good!
    some things can and should be left behind
    some define us
    picking and choosing what defines us and how, is the key

    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

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  • I love this, Ranchhand! Thank you! Sometimes even the most positive people in a unfortunate situation can lose hope. It's good to be reminded of that. Thank you for sharing.
  • We carry so much emotional Baggage as Spineys
    its not easy to let go as inside we sometimes feel as if we still can

    just dropping the bags are a major life decision, many wont ever have to make.
    Hope is not baggage we can afford to drop, it is our backpack, our walking sticks
    everything else is up for debate
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • I’m a whisper lost upon wind
    I’m the ember that will burn you down
    I’m the water that will drown you
    I’m a star that’s just a black hole now
    I’m a terrifying danger
    I’m fruit decaying on the ground
    I’m a swallower of anger
    I’m the tree that falls and makes no sound
    I make no sound…
    4 Level (C5-T2) Posterior Instrumented Fusion w/ Decompression (Car Accident in January 2014)
    And I can't forget that I'm not ashamed, to be the person that I am today.
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  • The Idea of losing a part of yourself
    and being lost to yourself by letting go is fearsome and dangerous
    losing the idea of who and what you are
    the core of existence...

    is not based on or of the essential you
    the fear of losing anything is based on a now deceased life
    who you are and what you are is still defined by your actions, not the idea of actions, the wishing of actions, or the want of

    it is what you do every second of your life to move forward into the life you will have
    step by aching step

    to fear the darkness is to embrace a totality of lies
    to have secured to your breast the id of failure, instead of the total commitment to self empowerment

    to fear the unknown is to not know the strength within, to deny that you... are

    fear and pain are the great deceivers
    convince you that you no longer..

    whispers in evil honey, pour to the life source and a sorry balm it is
    amber traps of lies and fear, to wallow in evermore

    it is easier to give in
    to hold on to the past, all the sorrow and baggage at hand to carry with you on the road of Thorns and Glass, the shards of broken mirrors to cut your feet and soul upon the journey
    tattered rags of soul..binding the spilling sack, and to fall apart once and again
    satellites of kit to float forever round your mind, as you miss all you gave away

    comes the time to let go
    to let the burden of that life to fall away
    to cast upon the tide wrack and wreckage all the jetsam
    to be flotsam upon the tide

    gather the tatters of the soul and bend to the wind, and walk unto the high path
    walk into the dawn
    from the formless fear of shadow and defiled,derailed dream
    find yourself into the true nite
    where rest comes
    and sleep beckons, not the nitemare

    wake into the new day
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

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