IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP

the importance of sleep

 

It has been quite some time since I posted last and a lot has happened to make me realize that closing my eyes to what is will no longer protect me or the rest of the world from what lies ahead.

We go about our daily business to try and get through all the demands our lives and jobs require. This in itself is exhausting and making time for personal needs and reflections seems almost impossible.

Ignoring what’s happening around the world and even in our own backyard is very necessary to plow through mentally and emotionally as not to become too distracted.

Jobs become exercises and the people in our lives are taken for granted, as we systematically go through our day hoping for the absense of a problem or dilema that may cause us to deviated from the norm and have to come up with a solution that we may or may not be comfortable with.

Allowing drama to take over avoids the truth of things and the static and confusion created by the negativity allows us to stay asleep exposing our vulnerability to become even more targeted.  This is like a magnet to those around us who would take advantage of our inability to be present in our thoughts and actions.

So the first step is opening up our eyes to see what is right in front of us, then opening up our hearts to accept what is, and change the only thing we can about everything and that is our thoughts about it.

Seeing, hearing ,and accepting the truth of things is the first step towards coming out of a day dream that all is well in the world, a world you are apart of and will be affected by.

We can all make a change on this Earth we call home one thought at a time, for our thoughts are powerful and our true intentions greater than we realize.  Be conscious of what you think and say, make it come from love and kindness it’s the first step towards real change.

We are all connected and cross paths with others for reasons we sometimes do not understand.  But to be grateful and humble through the current phases in our lives opens up the true lesson in all our encounters.

Send love and light to those all around the world going through very difficult life lessons,and be ever so grateful that yours are manageable if you just open your heart and walk away from conflict.Fighting fire with fire only causes more pain, it’s easier to be good than evil.

Ask yourself again and again do I conduct myself from love or fear?  The answer will help you understand why your life is unfolding the way it is.

Love yourself enough not to look for it in places it can never exist for you.  Love those who see you for who you are, and walk away from a love that does not serve you.  But in order to do that you must know who lives in your heart and make it a place others too would like to live.

 

Barra

April 18th 2016

 

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POETRY UNITES

POETRY UNITES

In a world where everything comes with a label and a price tag and the books you read define who you are as an individual, just as the place in which you call home reflects your view points on life that are influenced by the political climate it imposes on you, the one neutral language that is recognized by everyone is that of poetry.

Poetry knows no language barriers or geographical separation. It expresses a multitude of emotions in verse form that captures a true mood reflected in the space between the lines for the individual to interpret and connect with.

It knows no color of skin, nor origin to begin with, just the heart felt emotion that only the author can express as it can connect all.

Poetry in motion is often how I feel when reading a poem that allows for the flow of the words to create a sense of gliding through life with beauty and ease.

Even the saddest or cold hearted truth of a situation captured in its verses seem to deliver a softer side of reality allowing for acceptance and all the possibilities the next line may offer.

For centuries the art of poetic words have given us a glimpse at the poets perspective so clear and understandable that many are compelled to repeat it to a loved one or connect with another through the heartfelt vibration that poetry can bring.

Poetry is not just for the romantic, or the women of the world. How many woman have been put under a spell while a man utters lines of a poem to either gain or keep our attention.

The world of poetry is so often over looked or shadowed by the need to stay alert and informed to what’s happening in the current events of our world whether that is through the news or the popular tv programs and movies we watch. Forgetting that poetry still delivers the same impact as a good movie.

Poetry is timeless and is very necessary to keep us connected to a softer side of life where even the most tragic of events are expressed in such a way that they become timeless and very relevant.

Whether tragedy or comedy our lives are expressed through words, and sometimes less is more and the space between the lines leaves room for us to fill in the blanks , for our lives are just that ours for the interpreting.

Modern day poets are just as worthy of reading as the classical ones most often chosen. The problems and joys are perhaps more fitting to the current times but yet even thought the delivery may vary, the topics are generally the same.

We all have something to say, whether we are from the Eastern or the Western parts of the world. Language generally creates a barrier as the same words have different meanings wherever you may live. The one thing that unites on a level that we all understand is poetry.

So allow the poet in you to write a phrase or two where less is more and can be understood and appreciated by everyone no matter where you live, the color of your skin, the religion of your choice, and most important the language you speak for poetry speaks to everyone.

Discover the world of the poets you may be one and don’t even know it.

Love and Laughter

Barra