Live for yourself. Create your reality. Listen to your inner voice. Nurture your inner child and your emotional wounds.
Live for the connection of all living things and for the value of life and existence.
Live for loving others. Do random acts of kindness. Search out special people to share intimate relationships with. Passion and sensuality are part of being human and part of spirituality.
Live to love animals and nature. Be kind and mindful. Treat living things with respect and care.
Live for your visions, hopes and dreams. Be creative, inventive and original.
Live to fight against evil and injustice. Be the advocate for those who have no voice.
Teach others to be sometimes still, and other times to roar like a lion.
Step lightly and tread a gentle path
You never know what you are walking on
Until you are mindful of it as you go
Listen and see with watchful eyes
Your heart will speak the truth
Be open to seeing more than others
Tell you is around you because
There is always much more than
Your eyes can see if you rush
Breath in your surroundings to perceive
Without biases , without assuming
Things are what you are expecting
If you assume what is there…then
That is what you will see….
Presupposition can murder the senses
And dull your ability to see truth
Sometimes more beautiful than
The others can perceive it to be
And other times darker and more sinister
But see what you are able to see
Never allow others to do your seeing for you
Or give meaning to things without your consent
Your perception becomes your reality for the time you are perceiving it to be
You must see what you need to
And not let others influence you in a way that distorts your truth
Or tarnishes your vision
Walk gently and look freely
Choose your own meaning and feel your emotions
Your spirit is resilient but the mind can be interfered with …
If you are not mindful
Walk gently for you know not where you are walking
Or what you are stepping on
Unless you are aware as you go
Create your own manifestations, and build your own bridges to walk over the water
Until you can walk upon the water with faith…
And without fear
Do not bury your feelings or let others minimize them
Do not allow others to discount what you feel and what you know
Walk softly but speak the truth loudly when it is necessary
And speak the truth gently if it is harsh o
Have compassion when no one around you does
Believe in what is right when others turn their back
Always believe in yourself especially when others shun you
Believe in your intentions when others try to shut you down
What you see and what you feel is yours …and yours to value
Stand up when others have fallen
Stand up when others try to make you stay down
Live with kindness and speak with truth and light
If you let the darkness make you hard to see
The ones who need your light cannot find you
Your light is very important to the ones lost in the dark
Let fear be comforted by truth …
Not the truth of darkness…
But the truth of the light that is within you..
The light that sometimes barely breathes and flickers in the dark
But cannot be extinguished
Let your light comfort and inspire
Allow it to flicker like a flame…
Next to fear and sadness
To give them hope
Your light is always within you
Even in the darkest of times
When it is hard to see
No matter how small it may seem at times
Your light has great power and strength
Compassion will flame the fire
Humanity needed in the world of humans
Soft sweet touches
An understanding ear to hear
Laughter bursting from the small bodies of children
Old hands carefully baking bread for a neighbor in need
Or crafting a blanket with yarn for a stranger in the hospital
A nurse’s reassurance to a frightened patient
Looking at them with the self confidence of the profession; but adding something personal in their glance
A worker willing to go outside the usual procedures and protocol…in the name of helping someone who is in danger of foreclosure on their family home
Too many medical bills and not enough time…
Time spent working to take care of loved ones has to be balanced against the need to just be with them
Sitting next to a stranger and matching their body language… their hopeless slouch on the bench…
just to let them know someone sees them…and they are not forgotten
…they are not invisible
Humanity enough to pay the extra 2 dollars for the pizza at the Mom and Pop shop; to drive the extra mile to get there
Rather than paying the “fast-food- dictators” their tithe; the Mama Rosina Pizza places need to be there…on the Main Streets
What happens when no one cares anymore about the “little” people; will they truly become little people after all?
And the smallest gestures of holding doors for a mother carrying a child and helping the elderly woman cross the street safely…
What will becomevof these small acts of random kindness ? What shall we say to those …who call us foolish for wasting our time…
On people of no consequence?
Who has the right to determine who is more or less significant?
And what does this say about mankind…
If we are just too busy spending time making money…and nothing more?
Isn’t there something further? Isn’t there something more?
Writers can touch the humanity of their readers.
As a writer, be as human as you are. As a human, pour your inner longing into your writing.
Writing is the naked task of bearing your soul for all to see…Pouring out your heart for all to feel…Allowing elements of your own perceptions to be perceived by another person’s mind and sent into the universe.
It is not for the faint of heart. True, meaningful, writing is for the courageous of spirit and mind.
If you are feeling fear, then it is fear that should be spilled upon the pages.
If you are feeling passion, that passion should ignite a spark that could set your pages ablaze !
If you are feeling sad, then let the pages of your writing catch your tears.
Writing that comes from the soul, sends an imperceptible energy connection between yourself and the reader. Writing can transcend time itself, and connect humanity in all its conditions.