Well it is that time of year again!
When graduates celebrate finishing secondary school.
I attended a recent graduation ceremony and it was beautiful.
It is heartwarming to see young people during their graduation time. As dozens of young people embark on the next chapter of their lives, they move forward to become better citizens and educated human beings.
I watched as the graduate hats were thrown to the sky and teachers and parents celebrated the bright new chapter awaiting these young people.
For many graduates, this is the end. Time to go out and find a job or start a business.
For others, this is the next step along the way, of getting more educated, with the assumption that more education will give you more chances of getting a ‘good’ job. University or college is the next step for these graduates.
I sat on this particular splendid day, watching the ceremony and listening to the speech given by a local entrepreneur, half of which I couldn’t hear and the other half was rubbish.
I thought to myself, if I could write a graduation time speech and give it to those graduates, this is what I would say.
You are going out into the world
With all this knowledge from school
And yet there is still so much to learn.
At this stage you have to believe,
That you are on the right path.
‘Education’ they say,
Is the only way.
Your minds are filled with what society wants you to know.
You suck it up because there’s no other way.
Yet in your heart,
I know you know,
There must be – a better way.
To memorise facts and figures,
Will give you those straight A’s,
Yet you know absolutely nothing,
About yourself or any other way.
And if you admit that you are lost
The system points you further astray.
So let’s be honest!
Let’s really say the truth.
That you, and I
Know little; if anything
Of what exists beyond this world.
So go out and be an open book
Lay down your beliefs.
Face your pride
Look yourself squarely
In your eyes.
That you are not those thoughts you think,
You are not that stuff they taught,
You are not what others believe about you,
You are not what society has made you.
Instead, in reality,
You are everything, the greatest creator.
For everything comes from you and nature.
Everything is in your hands,
Blocked only by the limiting thoughts you may have.
Use your brain to figure it out,
But don’t let your brain use you!
Be the master, be the maker
Of all your dreams, coming true.
For when you are alone,
And others go against you.
There will be no one you can turn to,
Except the core of you.
And… If there is one more thing I may add,
Before you go upon your way.
Listen not to the voice within your head,
For it will only echo the garbage they feed you,
Follow the wisdom that flows through your veins
Of centuries of evolution that brought you to this day.
Connect within yourself, connect with nature.
Listen so intensely until you hear your own heartbeat,
Listen so clearly till you hear your own breath.
And never make another big decision
Without connecting to your center.
And the You that exists,
Beneath this physical plane.
For that is the only truth,
That will see you beyond
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