People Like You

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You do so much for others
Without hesitation in your heart
Never judging their chosen path
Showing unconditional compassion
Always with kindness in your eyes

Your radiance sparkles of love
Flowers turn to you as their sun
The hardest of hearts begin to weep
Cascading down into your hands
Then tossed to the sky to float away

Humanity is blessed to have you
A hero of heroes without a cape
Your pulsating love is felt in my heart
And I sleep better at night knowing
That people like you live in the world

The Samurai

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So many have fallen to my blade
They honor me with their Bushido way
This crimson sword is my only friend
An extension of my soul fused to steel
Bringing forth the harbinger of death

Does my sword have pity or remorse
Showered in blood that’s not its own
So easy the lost souls are wiped away
But not so for the rag that is left behind
Carrying sorrow with its stains

Now its my time to lay down to rest
As the clouds above weep for the fallen
The battlefield honors me of my Bushido way
Peacefully to be taken by a warriors cloud
To Join my brothers to await the next life

So So Tired

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So many thoughts nagging my sleep
Sewing pictures on a string of light
Parading their way across my vision
Straining the eyes to stay open tonight

Decisions are yet to be made
They remain taunting tired eyes
The cousin of death waits patiently
Until I cut the bond of lasting ties

Minutes fast forward to hours
As the ceiling plays a slideshow
Riding down on a sleepless cloud
Painfully awake on nocturnal road

The morning sunrise slowly creeps in
My tired mind and body begin to weep
Maybe tonight I will be shown mercy
To finally get some much needed sleep

Every Situation In Life

” Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way. “  -Bruce Lee

The Girl With The Red Umbrella

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Colorful lights help to paint a picture
Mirrored on the rivers dark liquid glass
Like a crystal ball she stares endlessly
Observing events from her troubled past

Nobody is there to bother her thoughts
They cascade down like the steady rain
Eventually being let go to the river
Far and away to never surface again

She enjoys the dim and dark solitude
Though her heart loves the light
It shines eternally within her soul
Guiding her through the darkest of night

This is her place of personal reflection
Where the noise of the city will cease
So the girl with the red umbrella
Can find her inner peace

You Are Not Alone

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Staring out the window relaxed and expressionless
Watching a time lapse of clouds slowly rolling by
Sounds of rustling leaves tinker with my thoughts
Thinking of the past year as I try not to cry

Everything and nothing can happen in an instant
The pinnacle of joy and sadness come to play games
Emotions become a battlefield of life’s happenings
And the heart never seems to come out unscathed

The struggles of life and death effects each one us
No matter our backgrounds we all cross these paths
Each year holds new fortunes in cookies unopened
Revealing itself at anytime life crumbles its mask

The clouds dissipate and the sun rays begin to peek
A thought bringing peace to my face is now shown
The ups and downs in life we all share together
Always remember that you are not alone

 

Everything Is Within

” There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself. “

-Miyamoto Musashi

 

Truth And Love Quote

One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes that I thought I would share again for this day. 🙂

” I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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True Self Quote

” True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity. ”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Greatest Happiness In Life Quote

” We need to move into a culture of peace. What I hope to promote is the idea that we all need each other and that the greatest happiness in life is not how much we have but how much we give. That’s a wealth that’s priceless. You can’t buy compassion. ”

– Herbie Hancock

The Dream Quote

” The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscience ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscience ego could ever reach. ”

– Carl Jung

Hatred Quote

” Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy ”

– Liu Xiaobo

Truth And Love Quote

” I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Fear Quote

” Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. “

-Frank Herbert

Be Yourself

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”

Anna Quindlen

Concentrating on being someone other than yourself gives you a false sense of being. Just because you walk the path of others does not mean you can fill the shoes they walk in. The path you choose to take in your life can only be walked in your shoes and your shoes only. The only perfection that exists is that we are imperfect. It seems to me that there are lots of people that have a fear of being ridiculed for being themselves or just being different in general. This world is a beautiful place with different beautiful people, being different should be encouraged and not frowned upon.

Being yourself gives you the power to choose your own destiny and have your own visions to impact your own life in great ways. Its always good to have role models and people you look up to and want to be like, just make sure if you walk the same path to wear your own shoes and not to try and fill theirs.

 

Doubt Quote

” There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” 

-Gautama Buddha

There is nothing more debilitating than self doubt. It cripples your thought and progress though life and is not needed in the minds and thoughts of people that want to succeed in everything they do in life. A positive approach to everything you do is essential to over coming anything that life throws at you.  Positive thoughts and attitude bring positive results. Believe in yourself first and foremost because you are the conductor and creator of your own life and the results are the reality you make of it.

What do you live for?

Live to learn and you will learn to live

The things I live for are simple, its to learn everything I can and live my life to the absolute fullest no matter what I do. Everyday I wake up I start to get inspired by the little things I notice that give me even a small glimpse of joy, from hearing the birds chirping to my coffee maker brewing. Going outside to enjoy the slight breeze and the trees leaves and branches effortlessly swaying gently like a symphony conductor. Even little things like this is a lesson everyday and a reminder of how beautiful life is and how you should approach it.

Every day that I do learn something new, it gives me a more broader perspective in life and in myself in general. Observing things from a non judgmental point of view is key to understanding life and more importantly yourself. To embrace different cultures and the ever changing life in nature gives you more perspective on things that not any book or movie can give. Don’t get me wrong, books and movies are a great way to see things you have not seen before until you experience the things yourself, but one should not just limit themselves to just reading and watching movies. Get out and do the great inspiring things you read or watch about, often times your perspective on things change when you experience it for real. Experience is the greatest teacher we have and the world is the biggest and greatest classroom you will ever need.

 

My Dream

I had a dream last night I thought I would share because it was like none I have ever had before. I usually do not remember much of my dreams but this one was different because of the feeling and detail it was in. In this dream I was at my house where I grew up and standing in my front yard. Then I had a thought within the dream to just try and fly, so I did and sure enough I was floating above my street and flying around awkwardly but still flying. I felt this rush of exhilarating joy and freedom I have not felt in any of my dreams ever and the only sense of fear was coming down to the ground, but when I decided to come down there was no pain or discomfort. Then there was no fear of it at all, so I continued to fly around and observe everything I could until I felt like coming down and feeling the ground below my feet. Also in this dream I was in control of everything except the way I was flying which i said earlier felt awkward, but where I was flying to was controlled and even my thoughts within the dream were as well. It was the kind of dream I did not want to awake from because of the curiosity I had for what I was experiencing, a profound bliss I will never forget. I do not know what the dream means to me still but I liked the feeling it gave me. I hope I can have another like this one so I can explore more of what it can possibly mean and feel that joy again.

Success vs Failure

“Every failure is the seed that will grow to be a great tree of success”

It seems to me that success and failure cannot live without each other, like yin and yang. When you first come out of the womb, you don’t automatically start walking around and talking. Everything is learned through trial and error. Like the saying goes ” you have to learn to crawl before you walk”, so why do some people seem like they are a complete useless failure if they do not succeed the first or second time doing something they like or anything in general? While others continue to push on until they achieve greatness. Everyone has the ability to achieve greatness, one just has to not give up on the things that matter to them the most. Naturally most people fail the first time they try anything, but its the ones who dust themselves off and keep going with their desire to achieve in earnest what they failed to do the first time are the ones that succeed. Not because they can’t stand losing, but they have learned where they failed and then come back stronger and more focused on the task at hand. That drive comes from within and everyone has that drive, one just has to dig deep inside and not only think it but also knowing it deep down inside that they can do great things, because in truth everyone can.

There are people that have been working a job for a huge part of their life and are not satisfied with what they have achieved, and are afraid that they cannot do anything else besides what they do. How do you know if you don’t try in earnest other things you want to do? Fear is the driving force of self doubt, and the only way to put it out of your thoughts is just to do the thing your heart desires until fear cannot be a factor no longer. People always get so amazed of what they can do when they just put their all into something in earnest, never ever thinking they can do such great things but in reality its within everyone to achieve anything they want as long as their heart is always marching to the beat of their drum.