Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Darkness

If only it were so simple,
to cruise through life smelling roses;
but the obstacles blacken the countryside,
and we unwittingly crush them beneath our boots.

Dreams sustain us through the madness;
goals give a finish line to our race.
Yet they change with every turn, around every wall,
and remain elusive throughout the quest.

Mistakes are made, and regrets are our luggage;
we will drag them with us to slow us down.
The victories are flashes of light, sudden and unlasting, which allow us
to glimpse the road ahead before darkness descends.

Love is bitter, yet it is the bread that keeps us.
Over and over it fills us up, only to starve us.
The people whom we love shape our destinies and our strengths,
yet leave us cold and alone in the darkness.

There are others trying to race to the end;
occasionally, we bump into one or two.
The bonds we form help us down the path less lonely
but eventually, we lose each other in the darkness.

Alone is not a bad way to be;
it clears your head and focuses you on the journey.
Cherish the short intervals during the quest you have with others,
but be prepared to walk alone in the darkness.

by Christinia

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Firm, like a rock.....

"If your mind becomes firm like a rock
And no longer shakes
In a world where everything is shaking,
Your mind will be your greatest friend
And suffering will not come your way."
- Theragatha

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Which One Do YOU Feed?

"One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’
The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’"- From 'Begin Within'

Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Monday! Unlock your potential for today........

"A new door will appear for you today. It may be wide open, like a job offer or an invitation, and you can just walk through it. Or perhaps it is open just a crack, and you'll have to make an effort to enable yourself to peek inside. It may be a smile from someone who has been distant or an opportunity to learn something new. Look ...for the opportunities, expect them, make a choice. It's all up to you! Enjoy the possibilities!"

Don't Rush....

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." ~Will Rogers

Sunday, January 30, 2011

REALLY loving....

"It is easy to say, 'I love you.' It is more challenging to actually love, because when times get hard, or people behave in ways that hurt or disappoint us, or they continue to make bad choices and hurt themselves, that is when our love is put to the test. True love is forgiving, encouraging, patient, helpful, empathetic and enduring. These are the actions that give real meaning to, 'I love you.'" - Regina, from Romancing Your Soul

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Choosing "Not".....

"There is nothing positive to be gained by allowing our ego to box with other people's egos. The truth is we cannot control or change anyone but us. Therefore, it is not in our best interest to base our behavior on what other people say, or believe, or how they choose to behave. Rather it is OUR choosing NOT to allow ego to lead that is most important to our happiness and satisfaction."` Regina Cates