Distractions

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We give our energy to trivial things
How we look, what people think
Worrying about the coming days
Failing to fill the present with praise
Lost in thoughts while roses bloom
Escaping sunshine in search of gloom
Loving people who hurt our hearts
Mistreating those who accept those parts
These distractions are undeserving
Of any more time you have been serving
Say farewell, take love, and go
Rest your mind, let energy flow

“Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery, None but Ourselves Can Free Our Minds” – Bob Marley

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life

When we open our eyes to the world in the morning, what is the first thought that greets us? One of gratitude for another day? One of dread of the day ahead?

Whichever one greets us, is the one that sets the tone for the rest of our day. 

As Buddha teaches, “we are what we think.” A thought is a variable action. An action which is dependent on us and our approach to it, and one we can change. A good day is dependent on good thoughts. Good thoughts are dependent on our thinking. Our thinking is dependent on the perspective we CHOOSE to see the world in.

Much like we choose how to react to our environment and the people around us. The CHOICE to choose a thought is our emancipation from mental slavery. We are free to think what we would like. We are the ones who water our gardens. We are the ones who feed the weeds or fertilize our beautiful flowers.

Life is sure to bring rain, but we may either dance in it or convince ourselves it will drown us. 

The Web

 
Blinded by the glaring sun
Tangled in a web, beautifully spun
Trying to release myself from its hold
It grabs on tighter, intending I fold
And so I let my resistance go
Explore this web, dive to the unknown
I find myself holding its strings
As if I was broken with clipped wings
I know very well I may fly away
But the tangled mess invites me to stay