Express Yourself With Feeling
Heaven and Earth are everlasting.
Heaven and Earth do not pursue a purpose;
or try to find its path.
Silently and steadfastly accepting
each its position in the universe.
Obeying day and night.
Allowing seasons to come and go without anguish, fear or stress.
Do not hold fixed ideas about yourself or life.
The harder we try to force things to go our way,
the bigger the onslaught of dead ends and feeling of hopelessness grows.
Poisoning our minds and souls.
We can avoid spending energy in futility
and accomplish more by using the tide of each day
to take us to where we need to go.
By giving up, we gain and become more
and by holding on, we squander and become less.
Losing the gift of living by challenging our being to the core
that slowly reveal the steadfast beauty from within.
Imagine not knowing stress at all….
Inspired by the Tao Te Ching: Chapter 7 and 8
Each one of us seeks happiness in different ways and means.
Cultivating a concept to surge high into the sky.
Aiming to fly on the wings of good fortune.
And overcome the mundane and banal.
Soaring above what make each cry.
Fly far and high.
And be free.
Find the ways and the means that make you smile.
Capture every opportunity of joy to inspire your heart and soar high.
Like a star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises
bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance – is who you are.
But powerful and greedy men are wretched things.
They hide one thing in their hearts, and say another.
Falsehoods are done in the name of the “greater good” as if truth is pliable.
Now luckily, roaring seas and many dark mountains lie between us.
I wish I were savagely enough to retaliate with a vengeance,
but unrelenting anger and hatred does not become me.
And strife will only hurt me more.
How bitter sweet the losses we suffer
during our journey on the seas by virtue of fate,
eating away at our souls and destiny.
Adapted: Homer. The lliad and Odyssey