I wrote this for a friend who’s consumed with building a business empire, but this could just have been a message to me a few years ago.
Take a break, o working man
If your hours and minutes
were really worth money
you would be a billionaire by now.
Hit a pause, o worried man
If your mind really
held all the answers
you would have finished thinking long ago.
Not your life, my friend:
a day, an hour, just a few minutes
to listen to someone wiser than you
who seems happy all the time.
Look up from your electronic toys:
life has passed in a finger-snap,
what remains will pass
Make some time today, my soul-brother,
Let’s meet the wise friend,
has time for us.