What Matters Most (Poem)

Thereís no right answer,
to what matters most.
The heart of each of us
holds a special choice.

What matters is living fully,
in every possible way.
Live like you mean it,
like there is no next day.

The answer lies within,
deep inside your soul.
Find those secret places,
take a flashlight when you go.

Shine down upon them,
get still and really see.
You will feel a spark inside,
that fills you and helps you be.

Play and dance and paint it out,
until you light a fire.
Raging brilliant flames,
for your true heartís desire.

Allow what matters most
to be your daily fuel.
Find it every morning,
use it as a tool.

Build your life and moments,
with itís crazy blazing love.
Shining out your matters most,
to the heavens high above.

You might forget it now and then,
You might even change your mind.
No worries need to fill your head,
Your matters most is kind.

It waits for you every dusk and dawn,
Whenever you look inside.
Hoping to be noticed,
to remind you youíre alive.

So come on and tell me,
can you feel the spark?
Feel for your matters most,
let it brighten up your dark.

Promise now, letís make a pact,
to share our own fire light.
Making it our practice to,
Let our flames burn bright.

Letís help others learn,
how to light their own.
See what matters most to them,
help them to come home.

Start by being grateful,
for everything you can.
Giving thanks is the beginning,
of creating a gorgeous plan.

Following your passions,
another something to explore.
Knowing what lights you up,
can open up a door.

When you do the things you love,
and you share your special gifts,
you inspire others to find
the matters most that fits.

Facing doubt or fear,
is normal on this journey.
Be courageous, be yourself,
stay awake to your worries.

Awareness is one secret key,
to living your matters most.
Still your mind and choose your thoughts,
let go and you will coast.

Living your life in health and joy,
can feel effortless.
When you combine intention,
with love and mindfulness.

Always see the magic,
in everything around you.
Know you are meant for greatness,
let inspiration be what you do.

Keep your attention on these things,
as a steady way to be.
Your matters most will shine out,
your vibration will set you free.

Donít be too attached to the
highs or the lows.
The waves are meant to surf,
whichever way they flow.

You can trust in each moment,
you can know theyíre meant to be.
With your matters most the focus,
you are bound to succeed.

One more thing about this ride,
you are surely not alone.
Reach out when you need it,
remember weíre all one.

If there is one right answer,
to what matters most to us,
no doubt itís helping others,
spreading love is a must.

Laura Probert, MPT is the owner of Bodyworks Physical Therapy and the author of†Warrior Love, A Journal To Inspire Your Fiercely Alive Whole Self, and†Living, Healing and Taekwondo. Visit Inspire Me Today for more empowering, inspiring poetry.


Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

Rose Roma
Rose R3 years ago

Write your own poem.

Mary B.
Mary B3 years ago

I've always thought that advice to 'live like it's your last day' to be ungrounded. If we really lived like that, we'd be wasteful, irresponable, immature, thoughtless toward others, or so guilt ridden by what we've already done wrong we'd be miserable.
Instead, live like we have a long line of tomarows stretched out before us, with off shoots on either side that could be explored. But we need a solid home base where our physical body's can rejuvinate and that's what needs the care, responsibilty, and maturity to maintain. Be here now...for a very long time. Today is yesterday's future self.

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C3 years ago

Enjoyed. Thank you.

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks-I really enjoyed the poem.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G3 years ago

nice poem :) thank you

Rhonda B.
Rhonda B3 years ago

Thank you.

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Susanne P.
Susanne P3 years ago

Thanks for sharing - this is really beautiful!