This is beautifully said, Orla. Most people live someone's else life, live up to other's expectations, and hence forsake their own happiness and peace where true love flows.

And you're right, we can choose between these two lives. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back, withdraw from the noisy world and contemplate. I do need that too from time to time to keep my mind sane.

This poem is a great reminder for me to pause and reflect again. Thank you, Orla :)