Monday, 24 October 2011

I Dreamt of a Wedding

It was one clear beautiful morning
The skies were grey and the birds gay
It was a summer but the trees kept true to green
She appeared before the altar cladded in a gown
Only angels could have put pieces together to make
Her veil so clear and saintly
What a smile she worn, a smile of a happy queen
She held in hand a bouquet that attracted stray butterflies to come and dine
Gorgeous were the feet that I saw;
fixed in a shoe that sprayed majestic elegance to her strides
Ow what a rain of happiness I felt poured down my heart
The orchestra chorused a song with a theme of grace
The congregation sang along the tune of "When I Look At You"
My eyes welled with tears, my heart filled with glorious doubt
For Whom could this queen be?
Who could deserve this glorious call of love?
Who has won this maiden's hand in marriage?
The band went quiet, the clergy went mute
My inner voice grew louder, doubt was no where close
Now that magic moment seem ripe.
The kiss of the heart is nigh
The congregation look restless,
Now the reverend uttered those sentence all were waiting to hear
"Now you may kiss the queen, the bride of your heart."
The kiss was long and endless
I woke up! From a dream of my wedding, our wedding, the unity of our hearts.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Let It Go So You Can Welcome A New Beginning

Feeling down and out cos you lost your job? Let it go
A best friend died leaving you broken and shattered? Let it go
She left your life when you needed her the most so you're broken hearted? Wow, let it go
No job? no love? good things seem to pass you by? Let it go too.

The truth is, something we love is always ending but in every end is a new beginning. Like Rilke's sonnet said "Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins." Your happiness today was born out of yesterday's sorrow.

Remember how u were sacked from job sometime ago? Yeah, that's the reason You have a job u can be proud of today. Like Rilke puts it "Want the change. Be inspired by the flame where everything shines as it disappears." just let it go today so you can have a happy beginning tomorrow. Learn to make your goodbyes look really good, don't be broken, walk with your head held up high, stop along the road and smell the roses, for tomorrow brings a new happy beginning out of today's misery.

Be guided by this quote from Martha Beck; "We learn the way through loss to gain, expecting unimagined delights to be born from every sorrow.…any sorrow can be the parent of a joy we've never imagined." Bless your heart, beloved.

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Walking With Daggers in Our Hearts

This place, this world is full of negatives. It seems the negatives win us over all the time. We seem to give the bad things in our lives so much more attention than the good ones.

We pay far more attention to one person who insults us than ten who tell us how beautiful and intelligent we are. Our focus sharply goes to the one negative
comment on our Facebook page, the one cutting criticism from our boss is enough to make us forget all the good things he has said about us sometime ago. Just that one explosive curse from our friends can make us forget ever being friends again. We therefore go through this life wielding a dagger in our heart and psychologically limping out of pain of all the bad things said about us. Everything appears negative; the rose comes with thongs, the rattlesnake bites with poison in the eyes, bad company corrupts good manners. Wow, all is negative, right?

Sometimes, being happy even looks like a crime in itself but as the poet Jake Gilbert writes "We must admit there will be music despite everything." if only we can smile in the face of negativity, if only we can go out there and enjoy life however the tides may seem severe, if only…if only, that's all it takes. "We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world." Gilbert writes. This isn't narcissistic pleasure-seeking. It's the way to make our own life work and give our best to the world. "When you're weary," says Martha Beck "find relief. When you're strong, find delight."

Become that person, and you'll find that in spite of everything, there is music. It won't necessarily be a choir of angels but enough to make your heart believe again. So go out there today, show a smile and tell the world; "I refuse to be negative, I'm bigger than that." Your smile might be enough to shine a light into someone else's life like Pablo Neruda sings; "take bread away from me if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. it opens for me all the doors of life." Bless your heart, dear friend.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Life's Forgotten Grace

This peace I crave
This love my heart clings to
This hope my soul dwells on
This inspiration that whispers in my spirit
This brook of passion that swells within
This serene tune of melody that plays in my ears when I'm silent.
This warmth I feel when the morning sun shows it's rays
This spectacle of beauty my eyes perceive when the rose blossoms
The fragrance from the nectar that draws me close
This whirlwind of grace that surrounds the flight of birds
Are all life's to give. Could we ask for more when all we need is as close as our breath?
Life is a collection of beauty that unveils each day
If only we can see life through the eye of a baby
If only we can forget the troubles of yesterday
If only we can leave the anxieties of tomorrow
Life will open up like a sea shell
and sprinkle a fragrance to keep us from shadows of worry.
Life is a grace.

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