Lessons Learned

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It all hurts…

other’s cruel intentions
life’s accidental interventions
immature decisions
wounding by self-infliction
external forces not caring about consequences

But it gave me…

an understanding of people and boundaries
resilience in the face of catastrophe and tragedy
consequences and wisdom
pain to overcome
the determination to fight injustice

Life is hard but living is knowing how to keep the goodness thriving in it.

In Living Color

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge 3/21/19

 Facets previously posted 3/15/18. I present it again, revised, as it felt amazing interlaced with the prompts. Enjoy!

It’s all in the details.
Pigments

Dive deeper into them.
Hues

Experience emotions as they emerge in the minutiae.
Tinges

Everything is everything.
Colors

Transitioning from the unknown to a depth of understanding.
Stains

It holds our attention exquisitely, satisfactorily.

The layers of our life enrich our manifestation.

Then a million facets of experience, intensity, enjoyment just over
in a moment…

of sadness.
of heartbreak.
of loneliness.
of devastation.
of hardship.
of cruelty.

We think it’s over.

Till we begin again.
If we begin again.

Life – It’s all in the details.
It’s all chroma.

Tick Tock

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Susan Seddon Boulet – Ritual Mask

The onset of screams start the clock; the day begins.
Teachers prepare, school bells ring.
First crushes smile and give first kisses.
No longer a teenager.
First drinks flow legally.
Thoughts of settling down.
Decisions to start new clocks.
Realizations that life is half over.
Efforts for a secure retirement continues.
Probably watching your loves leave the nest.
Bones start to creak, hair turning grey.
The drudgery of the daily grind coming to an end.
Enjoying quality time with the fruits of your labor.
Leaving the progeny and/or friends with wisdom.
The last breath escaping signals death, stopping the clock.

What time is it for you?

Back To Center

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Inspired by Hélène Vaillant – What Do You See? – 2/12/19

it starts with a question
followed by a step

but left or right
fast or slow

choose my instinct
or use my brain

a wrong turn here
the right opening there

following dead ends
escaping them eventually

wishing for shortcuts
realizing there are none

taking the time needed
to find my center

Do Different

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your stint is somewhere on the spectrum

a calendar year is a social construct
that has a beginning and an end

don’t be fooled
by limitations

challenge yourself not to live
in the shoes of others

january is not the only time
to give attention to behaviors

your birthday is not the only time
to consider the realities of your last

summer isn’t the only time
the sun shines

mondays are not the only time
to be frustrated about waking up

holidays are not the only time
to enjoy family and friends

christmas is not the only time
to give presents and thanks

40 hours is not the only time
you should labor and sweat

babies being born is not the only time
new life should spring forth

weddings are not the only time
it becomes fashionable to love

new years is not the only time
to do different

your whole life is the only time
to do it your way

Self-Imposed

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do this, then what
do that, then this

options, directions, decisions
helpful? maybe, maybe not

go one way
minute relief

go another
worse than before

they say prioritize
your suffering

work on the major
then tackle the minor

it’s all still chaos
decision or indecision

shackled in pain
cutting out hope

Land Of Plenty


thankful for the serene moments

a gentle perspective prevails

a wholesome gratitude unfolds

giving way to peace 

and harmony with nature

a feeling of having more than one needs

an abundance of security and ease

every breath taken is enough

my mind is clear

and my soul is content

Emergent Possibilities

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Life beckons an awakening.
A lucky consciousness arrives.

The clan stakes a claim.
It begins again.

Walk, talk, survive.
Try to thrive.

Fun, work, and responsibilities.
It’s about balance, or not.

What do you choose?

Deeds in memories questioned.
Achievements and greatness or pain and defeat?

What do you leave behind?

 

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 61