Before blaming, shaming, making assumptions or grand sweeping generalizations…ask. This is a simple way we can help each other along the way…often…not always…but often enough, this one question can make a big difference and has the potential to defuse a situation before it gets out of hand.
If and when you do ask, wait patiently for a reply. No need to fill the silence. When I volunteered as a hospital chaplain, a hospice volunteer explained to me that he always silently counts to ten before continuing the conversation. That silence lets the person know you are sincere and available to listen and a heartfelt conversation usually transpires. You would be amazed by the difference waiting ten seconds (and genuine listening) can make.
“Around us, life bursts forth with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere.
Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.
When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh
will i ever be free
free to be me
free to be a kid
is it possible
these are my thoughts
as i sit here swimming
in pain and terror
i dont feel together
i am falling apart
emotionally i feel like black tar
cant get through it
get to the other side
always having to hide
hide hide hide
oh where can i go
my head pounds
i am afraid to make a sound
afraid of this day
will it ever be over?
The more you love yourself, the more deserving you will feel.
When you truly feel like you deserve to be happy, you will attract happiness.
We tend to be hard on our selves when we fail and just give up.
Take it easy on yourself, forgive yourself and love yourself forever.
You deserve to be happy.
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I meant to write about my quiet mind,
mere existence, sheltered against the rain
falling only around me, but sadness came
and wrapped its drops inside of me,
all-over through me; you know
I cannot resist to softly drown inside
Sadness and me, we live like one, then,
inside my upside-down world
Fill my mind with flooded deserts, before
we swim into oceans long since dried
And sadness, tell me I need you
Cover me in your soft blue shell
I shrink like Alice, fade me out, then
wear my body like a vacancy sign
Sadness, we, together; I am all alone
So for now, consume me
In tender absence cool my blood
and free me from life’s longing –
But I need you now, in spite of me;
Miles away, I can almost touch –
But mute, I cannot tell you –
I wrap myself up, away from me,
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Written by Jacob Ibrag
To plan is to carve memory at will.
It’s to seetomorrow and live it twice. It’s to
watch every yesterday and smile. There isn’t such
a thing. There is now and the next second if you were
written in it. There’s tension, breathe. You’re exactly
where you need to be. This is it. This is, living.