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
We are instruments of peace.
Where there is hatred, we have an opportunity to spread love;
Where there is harm, we can cultivate forgiveness;
Where there is doubt, we can advance certainty;
Where there is despair, we can instill hope;
Where there is darkness, we can uphold light;
And where there is sadness, we can foster joy.
Lets us not aspire to be supported; as to support
to be understood; as to understand,
to be loved; as to love wholeheartedly.
It is in giving that we receive,
It is in forgiving that we break free from the shackles of hatred and anger,
and it is in dying that all new beginnings are possible.
Adapted: Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
Centered in trust and hope.
Waiting calmly and patiently for life to unfold in the most beautiful way.