The Natural Bridge to the Universe

Many take shelter from feeling too much within
Some will tell you it’s a mortal sin
But to know when all else fails
When all is lost down the streets of desire
The truest feeling is within the heart
That’s the only real freedom there is
The only thing they can’t take away from you
Thus to fear the gift of solitude
Is to be deprived of the comfort of one’s own company
And to subsequently demolish the natural bridge to the universe.                                  -JC

It has come to the attention of psychologists that the happiest people on this planet live in solitude and are content living in this fashion. In the shadow of love and lite, they survive and even thrive. And with all the ills’ of society on display,  they are content all the more.

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”                            –Abraham Lincoln

We can appreciate this simple approach knowing that Lincoln himself suffered severe mania and depression. I would imagine solitude was a rare commodity during the years of his presidency, one which he savored all the same.

One day not too long ago, a friend of mine said to me ‘If I’d only find peace in my life then I know I’d be happy.” I thought about this and suggested that peace and happiness have nothing to do with each other as one is not inclusive of the other.

Peace is being able to sit in the storm of life and be tranquil in the face of adversity or good fortune. Happiness thus obtained is indifferent to stress or strife.


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13 thoughts on “The Natural Bridge to the Universe

  1. Excellent poem, JC. For me this resonates very strongly. Your final paragraph sums things up very well.

    I have observed though that some extroverts find it very difficult to be alone and become unhappy without almost constant company. While many introverts would become severely unhappy if they can’t escape constant company.

    A few lucky people find themselves somewhere in the middle.

    Great post!

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    1. Thanks! It’s nice to hear from you. Yes, I find it a fascinating subject considering I grew up with a big family and to this day, I can’t stand to be around a crowd for too long.

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  2. I think that’s the key: they live in solitude and are content doing so. For so long I thought there was something wrong with me because the typical prescription for happiness — having lots of friends and socializing often — made me miserable and anxious. I’m glad they’re starting to understand how many of us are simply wired differently.

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    1. I thought the same thing… what’s wrong with me?

      Now I’m standing there
      At the top of the stairs
      Looking at all I could know and see
      And thinking out loud
      At the head of the crowd
      There’s no one out there like me.

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    1. Thank you Lynz, I’m glad that my writing makes you think and question and write for I believe we need that kind of dialog in this world if we’re going to survive (and we will survive) and wonder!

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    1. Thank you. I ‘m not sure where this road is taking me with this writing but I will continue to follow with a little help from my friends.


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