Chasing Starlight

Have you ever found your eyes chasing starlight? Do you ever find your mind wandering, drifting off towards the heavens? Will you sometimes gaze and wonder at what is out there in that great infinite beyond?

Dare to dream that deepest dream. Chase it to the depths of the deepest seas if you have to. Never let it get away from you. Yeah, sometimes the things that go on in this world get you down. I know that well.

I’ve just been so down on the world lately. But, I forgot it’s not the world but the people in it. It’s time for me to focus on those worth saving. Let others try to figure it out for themselves if they don’t care to listen. All I can do for them is keep the door open.

I’ve forgotten how to love so many things in the face of hating myself for such a long time. It all starts with the self seeking true north. And, as much as I hate to admit it, how we each get to true north is a lot different sometimes. 

Life is an incredible journey. Many times, the pressures on us are astounding. It seems too heavy to bear them sometimes. But, instead of worrying what is to come, we must live in the now. This moment is precious and we must take hold of it with all we’ve got. For after all, life is about the journey, not the destination. 

I’ve thought much about RiRi’s song “Diamonds” recently. Think about how diamonds are actually formed. It is a long and very difficult process. But, the end result is worth it if you see it through. Something so precious comes from great heat and pressure.

I could never come to appreciate my true self without all those trials I’ve experienced. These experiences, those we’ve loved, those who love us in return, and even those who love us no more or never did in the first place… these forces have all modeled me to realize a self-awareness I never thought was possible.

It’s clear at times we must diverge from the paths of others we love, as painful as it can be. But, we cannot hold regret in our hearts. We need to fill our hearts with Light and Love, and keep it burning true. 

In our ever darkening world, it’s easy to be against its evils. But, it’s far better to instead be FOR the highest truths of Faith, Hope, and Love. The evils are merely the lack of these things. Yes, we should face them, but not out of fear or hate. We must face them well-resolved in the armor of Faith, Hope, and Love.

It took me reaching the end of my rope to realize all this. Now, it’s time for me to realize my truest self. I feel my calling is as a Phoenix, singing a Desertsong of Love, loud enough that everyone who is still stuck in their own private wilderness can hear.

To those of you reading this, thank you for blessing me with your attention. Know that my love goes out to you. But, remember you yourself are blessed, even if you don’t realize it yet. After all, we are all made of stardust, and that’s why we often find ourselves chasing starlight.

Never turn your eyes away from what lies in front of you. But, don’t forget to look up sometimes and remember we are all little stars. You can change the world in ways that no one else can. You’ve been blessed with talents unique to you, knowledge and experience, and a narrative no one else can tell. 

If you are well, count your blessings and be the best you that you can be. If you aren’t well, let the Light in. Remember, Love is always there, and it is greater than all of us and in all things even if we can’t always see it. You can rise above where you are now, far, far above.

I am a Phoenix. And, so can you be! Let’s chase the starlight together!

~ Amelia <3

Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy.

2 thoughts on “Chasing Starlight

  1. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but I don’t really have day dreams anyone, or write snippets of verses that pop into my head like I use to. Now days my thoughts drift to how I can try and do more to give back and help others, rather than pondering the meaning of life and wondering about the cosmos

    1. Doing more to help others is always the most noble goal! That’s also what I’ve been trying to do lately. But, I’ve been a daydreamer all my life. It’s part of who I am, and I’m ok with that. So, as long as I’m sharing these dreams with the aim to inspire others, i think I’m on the right track 🙂

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