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The Secret

Today I wish to tell you an important secret
A profound secret that found me successful

It is the most important thing I do each day
Allowing for continuous growth and improvement

This secret is a difficult feat to manage and maintain
But if you manage to maintain it you are golden

It can be difficult some days to keep the secret
Some days it is harder to uphold the secret standard

Alas, nobody else around me knows the secret
They remain chained to their mundane misery

This secret has seen me make friends anew
People that I share my innermost secrets with

People that already know this big secret
But choose to express it in their own way

They know the ins and the outs of it
The tricks that make the secret viable

They are the successful people, the leaders
The entrepreneurs, the happiest of us all

Soon I will let you in on it
Our little secret to success

The thing that saw me crawl back out
Of the dark, desperate hole I was in

The secret to finding a perfect partner
The secret to landing the perfect career

One that erases fear and doubt
One that adds acceptance and peace

Before I let you in on the secret
You must learn one rule first

Once you hear the secret
You must at least give it a try

That is easier said than done
Even I slip up some days

The secret is to stop listening
To the voices that always shout

The ones that say you can’t
Simply because they couldn’t

This may sound fruitless
Until you give it a try

It is hard not to succumb
To the voices that scream

Because they are screaming
While you quiet down for them

They are screaming that you can’t
Because someone screamed at them

Your mind will scream at you, too
This will not just be from an outsider

It will try to stop you dead
Out of protecting you

The Mindful Millwright was once simply Kaila
A broken, pain-filled girl desperate for death

The Mindful Millwright was once like you
Wishing for the answers to come on by

The Mindful Millwright is still like you
Thinking, healing, trying, fighting, living

The voices outside are the loudest
Social media, parents, friends, family

The voices inside are so constant
Negative, self-hate, self-harm, die

The voices outside are the loudest
Fearful, unaccepting, unstable

The voices inside are constant
It’s okay, it’s okay, it’ll be okay

Where will you be tuning in today
To the frequency of which noise

To the babble of the outsiders
Or quench your inner thirst

You cannot change their voices
They will continue to shout

They shout at me all day
They shout things like “No!”

“No! You can’t do tarot for free!”
“No! You’re not a true tradesman!”

What do I respond to these critics
Get the fuck out of here, I know me

I know me because I fought for me
While you stood there screaming

I know me because I vouched for me
When the rest of the world sat silent

You know you and they do not
At the end of the day remember that

So please, let me tell you a secret
The voices are not worth your sanity

Failure is not a stop sign on your journey
Failure is synonymous with “Go around!”

So when that failure hits you
Remember it will see you grow

Today I ordered equipment for work
While examining engineered drawings

The same drawings that once looked
Like airplane instructions to me

The same drawings that I thought
I would never understand in my life

What separates old and new me
Is the adherence to the secret

I hear it all come through
I am not deaf to the insults

I see it all come through
 I am not blind to heads shaking

I hear it all come through
Angels guide me through it

I see it all come through
They are my eyes sometimes

Because I trust in my guides
In the soft, subtle whisper

Instead of the screaming and yelling
That I had grown so accustomed to

Suddenly the quiet becomes the loudest
While the loud voices become annoying

Because you know that their biggest secret
Is that they let fear ground them here

Anchored to a false human reality
Relying on attachments and materials

Are you attached to the voices
Attached to their validation

Attached to the want for more
For what you see on socials

You may still have further to go
But at least you know the secret

I promise that this secret
Is easier said than done

One last secret before I go
Your guides visit me often

Gently whispering to me
Asking me to relay support

All of the voices I ignore
Except for the quiet ones

So that I can tell you
Until you hear them too

© 2019 KayNotto
All Rights Reserved

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