Another Brick in the Brainwall

The mind is a big brickwall blocking,
that must be dismantled brick
by brick
While someone adds more and more, brick
by brick
by brick
There are so many
you’re always tempted to turn your focus
rather than focus on the one in your hand.
But, pay attention.
You can’t get those bricks off
but one by one
one at a time, one at a time
a glacially slow, painful process
that almost never looks like real progress
But the alternative is a wall complete,
no seams, no cracks, letting in no light
Or worse–
A wall so tall,
it topples over you
smothering you
taking your own light
and the light outside.
So, be patient, be polite, be precise, be diligent
But, most of all,
be patient.



2 thoughts on “Another Brick in the Brainwall

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