Allow your perspective to see the ENEMY and the HATER as a TEACHER. Take their negative energy and alchemize it into GROWTH for yourself. We give our POWER away when we DEFINE them as someone who is against us. The enemy and hater only live within. Our perspective of every person we meet, is a reflection of ourselves. When we see others as teachers, we are able to apply the necessary knowledge, competence, and virtue to the parts of ourselves that needs to CONQUER the enemy and SILENCE the hater. Understand: opposition, hostility, hate, and criticism, is more about the internal world of the person holding these than it is about the person being opposed, hated, and criticized. WE are responsible for our reaction. React with your HIGHEST good in the driver’s seat.
POWER is YOURS. STUDENT.
Life begins with shades of green
Ends with a withered shell
But all the colors live in between
The beautiful stories we tell
Soul searching leads us places fear will not dare go.
But finding what ignites the soul
Is worth the risk to know.
If guided by a silent hunch or
Loud and blatant signs,
Keep on searching fearlessly for
What it’s trying to find.
Written For and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.
Change, the only certainty in life; yet, we resist it. We fight so hard to keep things the same. We argue with its reasoning and turn our backs to it. But no matter how hard we fight, it drags us – sometimes screaming and crying and sometimes with our teeth chattering in fear.
So I have wondered, what do we have to lose by admiring its waters and swimming with its current? Dancing with the trees as they sway in its winds? Inviting it in to illuminate the parts of us that need to grow? What do we have to lose by plunging into it and moving with its rhythm? Our approach towards change can provide us with all of the difference in how we welcome the next season of our lives.
No matter our resistance or our fear, the leaves will fall in autumn and the flowers will bloom in spring. Change will come. Let’s go on this adventure with an open heart and an inquisitive soul.
…A beautiful thing
The pull of the old
The first bloom of Spring
The letting it go
The holding on tight
The winter’s first snow
The love at first sight
The blow of a candle
The colors of leaves
The turn of the handle
The tide of the seas
The pain of goodbye
The light of the sun
The stars in the sky
The life that’s begun
A beautiful thing
…venture out to smell the rain and hear the wisdom of the trees…
Grateful for your winds of change
this beautiful music you have arranged
in which your vibrant colors dance
and the sun moves south to a new romance…
Soaking in your beautiful green.
Until the Equinox harvests this scene.
And when your leaves begin to fall,
Nostalgia’ll bring me to the start of it all.
But along with you, I’ll shed what has died.
I’ll part ways with ego….your wisdom’ll be my guide.