We received this over the weekend from one of the LearnShed community who moved out to India last year. He moved out of home for the first time, leaving leafy Surrey and heading into the throng of Delhi to teach football to deprived Indian children. He wrote that he’s been lost, found himself and been lost again, on many occasion. But in these times finds solace in Spoken Word. We loved this piece on his finding his (and our) peaceful place and asked if we could share it with you. Here it is. Delight in it, it’s beautiful. From a young man who’s never written a poem in his life until now, when finding himself alone in India, inspired him to do so:
Today I discovered the importance of my peaceful place,
A place where I can reflect on the day’s good grace.
Despite the fact of being hot, stressed and defeated,
I’ve found that just ten minutes reflection, can stop me feeling depleted.
See we all have our issues on a day to day basis,
But find your peaceful place and I promise you can break this.
Whether you feel lost, incomplete or confused about your journey,
Your peaceful place can aid you, take this advice and learn from me.
Just ten minutes reflection can put a lot in to perspective,
Being thankful for all the good things can keep you feeling protected.
Now I’m no preacher don’t get me wrong,
Take this advice or don’t,
But you won’t be happy for long.
See there hasn’t been one time when I came out feeling worse,
My peaceful place, my favourite song, singing my favourite verse.
When our days end and for good I mean,
How thankful will you be, reflecting on all the days that have been.
Recognise your little bubble, who you could help,
Recognise the world and who you could help.
Recognise the people who have made your day,
Recognise the people who put a test in your way.
Ten minutes reflection in your peaceful place you should cherish
Ten minutes I spend, on my Indian roof terrace.