Waking up… A poem


Once I became consciously aware
Of where I stand in the world we share
I knew that I could be who I dared
When I became consciously aware

I learned that I could control my thoughts
Which to embrace and which to not
I learned to appreciate all that I have got
Realizing those things my thoughts have brought

I observe all that exists in reverence and awe
Seeing things that before I never saw
The beauty in the ugly in a world so raw
Observing with reverence in awe

Inside my mind dwells my heart and soul
Like the heavens above and the Earth below
The comets they fly and the grass it grows
The thoughts I think in my mind are not my soul

Once I became consciously aware
I was free to be me, with my soul I could share
Loving the things I didn’t see when I was unaware
Love is the gift if you should dare
To find your soul and become consciously aware

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Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two, conscious is a word that has many meanings, the primary of which is awake. That at least was my first understanding of the word. I have been learning an amazing number of meanings as I become consciously aware! Have you ever pondered what being conscious means?

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Thank you for being you and being the positive change our so needs as you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with! πŸ™‚

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Namaste πŸ™‚

Stars above… A poem


 

When I look upon the stars above
I have a feeling in my heart of endless love
The love of all below and all above
When
I look upon the stars above

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Thank you for allowing me to share a thought and perhaps a smile. Thank you as well for being the positive change our world so needs by sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with. πŸ™‚

Namaste

Fresh Start… A poem shared from a healed heart


Today is a new day a chance to start a new
A canvas fresh with a background, bright and baby blue
The composition one of me and what I choose to do
A beautiful scene, one I would like to share with you

The sun as it rises sharing warmth across the land of green
Showing the beauty of new life the first day it has ever seen
Reflecting off of the ocean its deep beauty the color aqua marine
Bringing to manifestation the reality of a dream

The day created is one of beauty, quite beyond compare
One of thoughts that from my heart I share
With each stroke of the brush on a day so fair
I paint the picture one of beauty that truly shows I care

Today is a new day a chance to begin a new
The canvas fresh with a background bright and baby blue
I paint a beautiful picture as the day I live through
A smile on my face as I share this day with you

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Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share a thought or two and perhaps a smile. I appreciate and am grateful for your time and want to thank you for being the positive change our world so needs. Please keep sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with.

Namaste

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Nine hills to climb.. A poeticly expressed thought


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The gifts and treasures of material gone
The memories of loves for which I used to long
A journey I took to make me strong

The losses had broken me apart
Then the journey of nine hills was at its start
The losses and gains I take no longer take to heart

The nine hills I have chosen to climb
Those I have come to those hills divine
The nine hills found beyond my mind

The nine hills so rocky and steep
Nine hills in my soul I keep
Nine hills so I may learn not weep

At the summit of each hill I climbed
I paused and reflected as I took the time
A gift of love a treasure there I would find
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Pondering in awe at the world I would stare
Knowing it is love and beauty everywhere
Finding love unconditional for all there is for me to share

On top of the hill as I contemplate and enjoy the view
Stripped naked wearing nothing to begin anew
Knowing and loving who I am to myself I am true

Treasures I lost I seek not to find
For I cannot lose what is truly mine
The treasures true to me will return in time

As I sit on the highest one
Hill number nine in the rising sun
I realize the treasures I lost are none

I wanted to express a thought or two in a poetic way. The poem is inspired by a hexagram I have drawn several times in recent weeks while exploring the “Book of Changes” or the “Yi Jing” as it is also known. I have been observing and learning various philosophies from through out history and find myself most intrigued at the similarities and differences in the Eastern and Western perspectives. Even from region to region and philosopher to philosopher the variety and depth of perspectives is amazing and quite to use a miss used phrase quite “enlightening” I would choose to say they all enrich and add to my depth rather than enlighten.

There are as many philosophies as there are people, we all have learned and developed our own philosophies as we journey through life. It is those that choose to share and express their philosophies that inspire us to find and create our own. Plato was one of those that inspired me to seek a deeper insight into my own philosophy. There are actually many that have inspired me to reach for a deeper understanding of myself and in turn my fellow human beings, to be honest of all that exists.

The nine hills are actually a metaphorical expression of Ancient Chinese Philosophy, nine represents good luck and good fortune, the hills are values within a human being, the steep and winding trails expressed are the depths of ones self andΒ  are those preferred by Dragons the light and dark within, the dragon is a very powerful symbol in Ancient Chinese culture and philosophy. I embrace the concepts of the ancient philosophies and cultures especially those of the East the Hindu, Buddhists, The Taoists, the teachings of Confucius and Lao Tzu stand out yet there are many more, the diversity of them especially viewed together creates a very beautiful and deep picture of that part of the world. The western philosophies panted a very different picture just as diverse and just as beautiful only from a more material and out word perspective as opposed to an inward perspective chosen by the East.

I ponder the concept of enlightenment as I sit atop the Ninth hill and create as well as embrace my philosophy. I can not claim enlightenment nor that I have reached Nirvana, I can say I have left the cave and chosen the path I have chosen. For all that has been in my life materially and spiritually is a gift whether, I posses it in the physical sense or not is irrelevant. A car breaks down or gets totaled, people leave or die, money comes and goes, the only constants are change and my conscious awareness of those changes. What I have began to realize as I observe, is that my choice of how I accept those changes is the gift of enrichment of my inner self and the character I am viewed as by others. If I choose to throw a temper tantrum or melt down in the face of adversity I am viewed as a spoiled or weak human being or perhaps an angry human being. If I choose to take it in turn and smile I view myself as a beautiful soul with love and compassion for the many that have Joegone through the same or similar circumstances. A person viewed by others as having good character and integrity. Neither is better than the other, just from my personal perspective I do feel better and feel more aligned with my inner or higher self when I choose to look at things with love and compassion being empathetic with myself and others.

I thank you for allowing me to share a few thoughts and taking the time to read them and let me do so. I hope to have shared a smile or two. Thank you all for being the positive change our wold so needs by sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with. πŸ™‚ Namaste, Peace, Love and Light… ; ) I share my love and my smile with you thank you for sharing yours with me! πŸ™‚

Base desire… A poetic thought


 

The base desire of being loved
A gift from below a gift from above
Comes from within as accepting,
known as unconditional love

Be you a woman or man
With base desire human kind began
Raging fires were in the plan

Base desires start in the heart first
Like the layer of magma within the earth
Volcanoes release in mighty bursts

Deep in the heart under the skin
Carnal passion some describe as sin
Base desires there begin

Spiritual beings of bone and flesh
In love and desire we bond and mesh
Passionate embrace we feel it the best

Base desires the raging fire within
Magma like passion is not a sin
Volcanic like eruptions let them begin

Control is the only way some say
Letting go is the spiritual way
Accept the gifts of base desire every day

The base desire of being loved
Begins within as unconditional love
Of all that exists on the earth below,
and the heavens above

Just a quick post and thought I share with the hopes of sharing a smile or two. I have been very busy of late and well I love the smiles shared with me here and in the world I am given the gift of being present on as well as the universe I am given the gift of being a part of.

Thank you all for allowing me to share a thought or two and taking the time to read them. I thank you all as well 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.

Namaste πŸ™‚

Anna’s smile… ( a change of pace)


This story I share of a lady one quite beautiful as many that I have known, one in an earlier century would have surely sat on a thrown. A queen among the queens of plenty that are my hearts gift, the gift of love the best gift I have ever known it has many shapes and ways to be shown. Then one or two share with you in a way so sublime you wonder if you met in another place and time.
Her smile quite beautiful and loving quite compassionate seeing it one on my face must have naturally grown. She was in troubled situation one I could have never known, free yet controlled by another who shared the children she loved. A trouble I have not had to own much like a barbarian my own king where ever I roam. She like a princess shut away in a castle with an evil tyrant the king bringing nothing but fear and pain oh how she longed to just dance in the rain.
She had to be courageous she had to be strong, for her passionate desires were definitely not wrong, she heard a song in her heart it played a beautiful song one she had been missing and wanting for so long. She found the desire heating her fire one so deep inside her soul one that she couldn’t nor did she want to control something was calling her from deep inside a place she didn’t usually go. She walked a mile in the mist of a spring night cold and cloudy it was he followed her when he realized she was gone her heart was still playing that very beautiful song she was courageous and would be strong. She was filled with a desire and her heart played a beautiful song one she was wanting to hear for so very long.
The first half of an hour on the journey quite they were almost silent most of the time yet I heard a song that a heart was playing and it sounded so divine so close I heard the sound close enough I felt its beat as if coming from the ground. I looked at her with wonder and wondered what was her song after the sight that I had seen having to live with such a spiteful human being. It wouldn’t take too long to know the way she felt as I looked into her eyes surprised I was to see a beautiful sight I had so long wanted to see as I looked into her soul and hers looked back at me.
As we gazed into the stars that we both could see, it felt like we had for thousands of years over many life times found as our lips met together soft and tender as it was my fingers touched her skin her face so soft and cold her on fire heating up the passion deep within crying to be free. The fire she had felt before in another life it seems or was it from her heart as every night she dreamed of an awesome friend and lover as she knew in another century or just a dream she thought as she kissed me. With his touched she moaned and then it seemed she melted as she lay there naked knowing why her played that song. She knew from that kiss and that touch as slowly it moved down how the night was part of her destiny was why she had been so strong.
Destined from the moment when her smile I found we were to be together for at least a few rounds as in our time of our sweet embrace we found that that place of timelessness where the place it matters not. A place where our passions and desires into the fire we both leapt into the place we both missed as parted from the tenderness of our first look and first kiss. The energy that filled the air the lighting in our touch complimented the feeling the melody of the song for which we had both been longing for so long almost like we had heard before in century now gone.
The story changes here for an audience so young, as it was a night where two lovers met and shared an amazing time, in a place of joy and happiness sharing a gift so sublime doing the dance of opposites an act of love that is quite divine. One beyond the measure that surpasses normal space and time that act of love so beautiful as our bodies together were bound nothing else existed our breath the only sound that we could hear and a few chosen sounds and words not for you to hear. One far too beautiful to with words define as only through the centuries our souls have intertwined as our bodies have too one of such beauty words could not describe. A night of passion and love as the starts we did ride as the song heart her played a night she was so strong. A night I heard her hear beat as my heart played along. A song we played for centuries and had been missing for so long.

I wanted to share a different style of expression and change things up perhaps show a little more versatility. I suppose I should probably go find that special lady… πŸ™‚ I have been writing every day trying to finish a book and needing the input and perspective of other people from various perspectives I can produce a better end result. One of the comments I was given recently was my gift of being so versatile and appeal to a broad base was the most important gift I have. I should really get out and network, rub the right elbows meet the right people.

Sometimes it seems we meet people that we seem to know with memories that are quite like in a dream of sorts. I have met several people that were quite what I felt were souls I had known for a very long time. Most have been men that I have met, yet I suppose that the law of attraction would have to at one or two points share a woman. I hope you liked the story..

Thank you for sharing your smiles and letting me share a thought or two. In a different kind of way and thank you all for being the change positive our world so needs. Sharing your love and your smiles you are making our world a better place for all we share it with. πŸ™‚

My smile will forget me not… A poem of sorts


Sometimes when I fall down
Hard I hit the ground
Yet still I will not frown nor in my tears drown
There in pain is where my true strength is found
Loving who I am in joy and love my heart is bound
Wiping of the dirt smiling as I pick myself up off of the ground
Loving unconditionally learning from falling down
Sometimes I fall down
Hard I hit the ground
Grateful for the inner peace I found
When I wipe of the dirt and get up off the ground
Loving who I am as I learn from falling down
Sometimes even when it seems I have lost
I receive a gift I could have never bought
My beautiful smile will forget me not

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I wanted to share a thought or two, as I smile and choose not to be blue. I had a beautiful opportunity that some how has it seems eluded me. I have been changing and becoming a better human being everyday well at least a better one than the day before. I find it intriguing sometimes when things are it would seem in my hands and then they are gone after much effort and having done the best I can.

I was invited to have my art showcased in an art expo, I felt so good about it, I only had to sell 20 tickets, 15 $ tickets. I am in my home town in my home state have at least 100 relatives, 200 friends I grew up with joined a number of local groups on facebook. Had 150

flyers printed and put them on cars to get some tickets sold. In a month of doing what I could short of begging I thought one at least one person would buy a ticket.

I didn’t even sell one!

I have many other things going on that feel so positive. I felt so good about the expo live bands music art of every genre it was an honor to be asked and I am grateful. I am grateful for my family and friends. I am in the end grateful I can still smile.

I am picking my self up wiping off the dirt and smiling at least I can still write and have much to look forward to in the writing world, perhaps speaking and if nothing else inspiring people to see the silver lining in those dark clouds… Love is my greatest gift as it is shared unconditionally with me by the one that created all there is I share that love in return the greatest lesson I have through the many times I have hit the ground so hard in so many ways. I am grateful for everyday a gift of love I have been given to live the life I have been living.

One of the things the ancients taught me I was reminded of today… Take not loss or gain to heart, it is the strength of character within that matters.

Count not on what crops will grow and what they will produce then you will not be dis appointed just plant them and see what grows.

I don’t want to sound whiny so I wont say any more other than even when I am down I still know my smile is found.

Thank you for allowing me to share the thoughts, I appreciate your taking the time to read them and hope you found a smile. I would also like to thank you for being the positive change our world so needs by sharing you love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with. πŸ™‚

Happy Easter! I almost forgot!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚