When you think of it.
What is worth fighting for?

Naked as we came
into this ferocious world,
turbulent and contradictive,
take a moment to consider,
what is it that makes the journey,
the tears, the fears
and tribulations all worthwhile?

When far away,
upon unchartered waters,
what gives faith to the unsettled heart,
so often lost at sea?

A heart that navigates through day and night,
seeking, longing, searching for peace,
for firm land to dock upon
and finally get to call a “home”?

In the witchingest of witching hours,
through misty, unclear paths,
what gives us courage
to place one foot upon the other
and keep treading, steady,
forward, valiantly on thin ice?

Fighting internal demons,
battles of days past due,
boiling deep inside
with the burning rage of a thousand suns,
what sets the course straight
and clears the somber skies?

Shakti, mother goddess,
source of all,
ever seeking to meet Shiva,
its one and only cause.

A fortress of quietude, of peace,
the journey to the infinite,
a leap into the unknown.
What is the one desire,
that gives meaning to the illusion,
to this show?

Look into your child’s eyes
and you will know,
Or so my mother says,
I shall one day come to understand.

It is love that feeds the soul,
It is love that keeps us full.
It is love that rests our minds
It is love that makes us whole.

Naked as we came, naked we shall go.
And when that final day arrives,
and the Angel of Death shows at our door,
smiling, do accept,
the triumph over death.

For fully we have lived,
And fully we have loved.
Victory, at last,
of lightness over dark.

Love is all there ever is,
Love is all there ever was,
Nestled at the core,
Of every fear, and every tear.

Love was there, all along.

About the author: OliviaMercado.com Staff Olivia Mercado

I am a wellness coach. Born and raised in Bolivia, I'm a big fan of gourmet sandwiches and morning cuddles.

I lived through physical and emotional pain in my early 20’s, which led me to discover the healing powers of Yoga and Meditation.

I am a graphic designer, turned school teacher with a Masters Degree in Education, turned yoga instructor, wellness coach and entrepreneur.

My passion in life is helping others to awaken to their truest potential through the practices of Yoga, Meditation and Tantra. I have lived in Bolivia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia and have travelled to India, Canada, Brazil and various Caribbean islands as well as all around SEAsia.

I am a 500-hr certified Yoga Instructor in the styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Universal Yoga. I have also trained in Vipassana Meditation, Reiki, and Tantra.
You can find me driving my motorbike, chasing sunsets or trying a new acroyoga pose, always testing the waters outside my comfort zone.