This one is special.

Honestly, I’ve never been a huge fan of poetry. It’s just not my thing.

But last week I happened to stumble upon one of the most moving poems I’d ever heard.

The poet, Adam Roa.



The poem, You are Who You’ve Been Looking for.

It started off like this:

You are who you’ve been looking for.

So stop looking for more unless you are looking in the mirror

because it is about time for you to see clearly that:

You are who you’ve been looking for.



And that empty feeling you got,

that hole in your chest

you only got that feeling because you think you are not blessed

with everything you need.



You see we live in a consumerist society

which means they need you to buy stuff

and the easiest way to sell it is to tell you

‘You are not enough’.



Buy this car, you will get girls.

Buy the bra, you will get guys.

And we are seeing it so much that we start believing these lies.

But the truth is:

the makeup they are selling to make you feel prettier
is the same makeup you buy to stop feeling sh*ttier

about this lie

they keep telling you 

that ‘You are not enough’.



And what about the movies we watch or the shows on TV

The more I watch the more I see

‘I need you to complete me’.



And yes, love is the answer, love is the key

but if you can’t love yourself

how could you ever love me.


It gets even better. Easily one of my favorite QOD episodes this year.

Click the PLAY button above to hear Adam’s poem in its entirety.

You can find today’s full talk on YouTube here.