No longer do I mourn in the mirror at the reflection of my waning youth But gaze within the depths of my eyes in raptures at my pending eternal joy No longer shall I be saddened and weighed down by the desires I do not hold within my grasp But rejoice in the richness of the fruits of life that are laid before me to feast and fulfil my appetite No longer will I thirst for the material possessions of life that are temporal and inanimate But be quenched by Love pouring abundantly from within my heart that has be filled with aliveness No longer will tender sentiments and nostalgia rule my life, shackling and seizing my illusions like grieving trophies. But let me relish in my arousal of wonder at every aborning moment that is bestowed upon me and be grateful that I have a choice No longer will my stumbling in the alleys of despair and becoming downhearted over take me But I shall be triumphant that it has strengthened my very spirit and made me aware No longer will the shroud of darkness obscure my view of the Beauty that resides within my ageing body But I shall increase my vision and express the Beauty upon all I meet. No longer will walls and frivolities of the mundane world steal my energy and entomb me But let every stone wall I have built be clawed down till my fingers bleed and I rejoice in the pain of my long last awaited freedom No longer will false idols of society impress me with their sad and tasteless life But the visions of Nature …the air that I breathe … the whisper from a passing breeze … the sun as it kisses the earth … and the taste of wine and passion shall be my intoxications of love
Life is simplicity … be still and silent and listen
the above poem is a very old one of mine ... it may of appeared on earlier post.
Quotes on Simplicity
John V. Cheney The happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight sweet, And left to Heaven the rest
Hans Hofmann The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
John Morley, 19th-century British statesman Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.
E. F. Schumacker Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
This beautiful photograph was taken by a friend on Flickr. Natasha 86's A wonderful photographer.
There is a kind of stillness that surrounds our silence A mute secrecy Soundless, boundless tranquility Expanding blushings of ecstasy That reach so far within the abyss of our heart It is in this moment, The Divine touches the soul and fills it with grace Like the bursting of the sun at dawn As it opens and greets the world. It is in this stillness and silence Being is born
Quotes on Being:
Edith Wharton There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Doris Mortman Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
Coco Chanel How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
William James Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit.
Addison Walker It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.
Among the mist of daylight dawning, The sun rises to embrace and kiss the earth As the trees and birds awake from their dream Your image impressed on my stirring mind
I cannot hide this love I have for you Whispering I eternity waits for your return Hours pass in the warmth of the afternoon sun As lazy spring flowers tease and kiss Intoxicated by the gentle breeze
I let my thoughts travel across the seas Sailing upon the crowning crest of a wave The ebb of life will not steal you from me As I gently and safely hold you in my arms Listen my darling to my heart beats It speaks volumes of love for thee. Dedicated to the one I love, always my darling!