Everything thing is in motion
Dreams planted like seeds from ocean to ocean
What to do next I haven’t a notion
The energy is so thick and dense
Being in alignment it only makes sense
Not to worry about what’s over the fence
I know that things are beginning to grow
Things that are special I truly know
My heart and my mind they tell me so
The work of alignment meditation of mind and heart
Truly the best way to make a new start
Now for the waiting…
The hardest part
Years of learning, implementing and contemplating come to an end and a new beginning. Seeds planted with intent from a place of true body mind and heart alignment. All that is left to do is let it all go water those seeds with love and the knowing that they will grow… Now all one can do is wait for the flowers to grow and then bloom!
It is quite an amazing feeling to know that you have taken the time to plant your seeds in your field of dreams after you have learned from the Masters. Baby steps and positive thoughts are all you can do as you move deeper into the unknown, knowing that something is happening that will make all the efforts worthwhile. Change is sometimes harder than we would think yet the rewards are far beyond what we could ever imagine even if they are not the ones we thought we would receive.
From a chunk of coal to a diamond it is quite a process, I want to say thank you all for being you, diamonds shining bright and beautiful through the darkness we all at times travel through!
Every day is a gift I choose to be Grateful for
Thanksgiving Day is special that is for sure
Where we give thanks even more
Today is a day of love and grace
No matter your religion, creed or race
As we sit down to our meals all over the place
Some say prayers before they eat
Their wonderful meals and their tasty treats
Some choose tofu for their Thanksgiving feasts
Whatever it is that you do this day
I hope that you do it in a loving way
I wish you and yours a day filled with love and joy
On this very special day
I wish you the best where ever you are if you are in a place where it isn’t a holiday or you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I wish you a day filled with love and grace, in my heart you are with me at my table sharing a meal and some smiles as we express our gratitude and thanks for the gift of life and the love we have in our lives.
Thank you all for being You, and doing all the beautiful things you do! You are awesome and I am quite blessed to be given the opportunity to share this time and space with you. Thank you!
… “The Art of Being You”
I appreciate the diverse ways that people express themselves with me every day
I truly appreciate the smiles they share and the words they say
Every frown and every tear is a gift as well
Colored with emotion in ways I see and hear
Like strokes of a brush on the canvas of my soul
Each one of them I cherish and hold dear
We all express ourselves in all that we choose to say and do
Self expression is the art of being you
As you choose your form of self expression
I hope that you choose to do so beautifully
As you share your masterpiece with me
As you create the master piece that is beautiful you!
Self-Expression is the Art of being you
To me you are a Master, Creating a Masterpiece
Quite a beautiful masterpiece indeed
You are the Beautiful Masterpiece I see
Masterpiece by Picasso
Thank you for being you and expressing yourself
I wanted to share this poem. I am using it as part of a reading for an upcoming Anthology pre reading. The essay and the poem will be in the Anthology when it is released this Spring. I will share them both later in the month via video after the reading :) Hope you all have an amazing day!
Thank you for being you and for being the positive change our world so needs as you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!
I thought I would share one of my favorite poems. I rarely share a poem I didn’t write. I however was inspired to share this one as each time I read it, it has a new and deeper meaning I am quite amazed at the simple complexity expressed in this short poem. The Tang Shi is part of one of my favorite sacred texts, “The Book of Changes” I study as I expand my consciousness and my spiritual awareness. There are many lessons we can learn from the metaphors expressed in ancient writings.. We as humanity may have far more technology that our ancestors did even a hundred years ago yet the wheel has been around for about 5000 years. The truth is we have all but forgotten some of the treasures shared with us by our ancestors spiritually and our common desire for tranquility. “Oh to remain on a broad flat rock and to cast a fishing line forever”
唐 詩 Tang Shi – 300 Tang poems
An anthology of 320 poems. Discover Chinese poetry in its golden age and some of the greatest Chinese poets. Tr. by Bynner (en).
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
I — 五 言 古 詩 Five-character-ancient-verse
Tangshi I. 1. (15)
王 維 Wang Wei
A Green Stream
I have sailed the River of Yellow Flowers,
Borne by the channel of a green stream,
Rounding ten thousand turns through the mountains
On a journey of less than thirty miles….
Rapids hum over heaped rocks;
But where light grows dim in the thick pines,
The surface of an inlet sways with nut-horns
And weeds are lush along the banks.
…Down in my heart I have always been as pure
As this limpid water is….
Oh, to remain on a broad flat rock
And to cast a fishing-line forever!
Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and thank you for being you! I am grateful for your being the positive change our world so needs by sharing your smiles and sharing your love and making our world a better place for all we share it with.
Poetry to me
Expression from the heart is shared
In poetry to me
In the heart is where that expression begins
I express my heart in the words that I find
Inspired by the divine within my heart
shared with my simple human mind
My expression is often not flowery
Not always does it rhyme
Sometimes it is almost lyrical
It is getting better over time
Poetry for some it seems is very clearly defined
For some of us it has no rules
It is the gift of sharing by our own design
Some may say it isn’t poetry at all
Some have such narrow minds
it makes them seem so small
Snob I said to one that sat on a throne
Educated at Oxford
Elite he claimed to be and he was not alone
One from Harvard another from Yale just to name a few
said they had the right
to say what poetry and poets were great
For from the Ivy league they did graduate
They were not going to listen
to poetry that was second rate
written by those dabbled
and struggled to put food on their plates
I laughed as they looked down from their seats above
You nothing of poetry written with love
Poets like Maya Angelou or even Charlie Zero
FLARF specialist kind of a poetic hero
Many there are that walk in our current time
Sharing their words from their hearts
As they were inspired
their poetic expression
is really quite divine
Much too complicated for your educated minds
Snobs I said you are, with your elitist state of mind
Then I was inspired by my heart so divine
I bow my head and say I am sorry
For in choosing to define
I have been like you
expressing my thoughts
with a very narrow mind
Please accept my apology
As love for you within my heart I find
What makes great poetry
Each one of us defines
As each of us is a poet
Our hearts are all divine
When you read a poem
You never know what you will find
If you choose to read it
With an open mind
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your time with me and allowing me to express my thoughts. I had expressed a few thoughts in another forum, a poetry based group that is predominantly Ivy League educated professors. The group was created to discuss poetry yet not modern poetry apparently. I love the classics yet I have found that many great poets and poems have been written since the days of since” Lord Alfred Tennyson” and his classical works I love Tennyson and his expression is truly from the heart. I thought I would express my thoughts and a form of an apology in a bad poem as I had been somewhat sharp with my words in a discussion posted in the group. I was sincere in my apology and wanted to have some fun so I expressed myself artistically here.
Do you think I should post it in the group for discussion or would that be inappropriate or even gosh?
Thank you all for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. I also would like to say thank you for being you and sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!
I loved this picture as I looked at it on my phone… It invoked my imagination and creative side. One of the subjects I have been studying over the last few years has been Quantum Physics and the concept of Quantum jumping. The refractions of light and the flower affect created in the picture along with the small sun reflected “Orb” inspired the poem and the concept of the portal… Hope it brings a smile to some of you! :)
Quantum jumping into my dreams
Although paradoxical it may seem
In another dimension I find myself
I ask of me for a little help
What advice would you give to me
As you live in the place I would like to be
Smiling as I enjoy the view
I tell myself what I would do
You just have to believe
Trust in the process and you will see
Follow your heart and grab your dreams
Things are not always as they seem
Quantum leaps crazy as they sound
Sometimes that is where our reality is found
I choose to take a leap of faith
Following my dreams through time and space
Enjoying the moment each one a gift
Cherishing the joy with each one I live
Quantum jumping into my dreams
Not as paradoxical as it may seem
In another dimension in the here and now
Looking at myself I nod and bow
Thank you for sharing your advice
Believing in myself is not such a steep price
Trust in the process and enjoy the ride
Laughing and smiling on the quantum slide
Namaste I say as I turn to leave
Namaste I say as I look at me
Quantum jump I take paradoxically
Back into my now reality
Things are not always what they seem
Keep believing trusting and following your dreams
Thank you for being you! Thank you as well for sharing your time with me here I am most grateful you chose to do so with love a simple man named Joe! :)
Thank you all for being the positive change our world so needs while you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!
What do you do when there is nothing left to lose?
When all hope is lost what path will you choose?
Some will choose to rise above with dignity and grace
Others will choose a path that they wouldn’t in another time and place
When the people in power turn their backs and walk away
To those with nothing what can you really say?
It will be many years before they have their day
To those who have nothing to lose what can you really say?
Its like in a movie called “Star Wars” the” Empire Strikes Back”
The Senate has voted and given the citizens a whack
Or perhaps a scene from a time long ago
One where a Queen said a saying we all know
‘Let them eat CAKE’ was her famous last line that comes to mind
Somewhat like what the Senators said to the countrymen of mine
As the Senators live on a salary we pay
They voted to keep the poor in a place of dismay
Minimum wage is an act of hate against the citizens
Not to raise it while you take our money is a sin
A living wage is needed to make our nation strong
Yet the greedy business owners say that would be wrong
Like Reaganomics watering the top of the tree
The water never trickles to the roots where it needs to be
The Senators and businesses with their greedy needs
Are destroying our country the land of the free
Veterans returning face the ultimate injury
No jobs or living wages to a life of poverty
What I ask do they expect for all of us to do
When backed into a corner with nothing left to lose?
Minimum wage is a disgrace as our Senators and Congress are too
I SAY WE VOTE THEM ALL OUT THAT IS THE HONORABLE THING TO DO
I say we act with grace and tell them to eat cake
We have taken all we can take!
Spend a few trillion dollars on a jet or two
A billion on a battle tank to take care of me and you
What we really need is a living wage so we can buy some food
Yet you say we are not worth a minimum of ten dollars an hour
I say you are not worthy of your governing power
I would like to see you rule with dignity
SO WATER THE ROOTS OF THE COUNTRY
DEMAND A LIVING WAGE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
VOTE THEM ALL OUT AS THEY DON’T REPRESENT YOU OR ME!
DEMAND THAT WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY!
We have nothing left to lose
I say we fire the politicians and from the people we should choose!
Thank you and I apologize for venting this way here on this page yet I must express my thoughts in a way that I feel is positive. The actions and words of our government are not in the best interest of “We the People” as far as many things go. The system is broken and it is not politicians that are going to fix it they are destroying it!
I thank you for your time and being you as well as being the positive change our world so needs. :)
PS I will get to the comments you have been sharing and your posts soon.. I have been doing much research for some upcoming projects and chopping wood.. Working at my trade as I prepare for the transition to my new life.. I need to put food on the table and buy a few suits :)