Is Happiness The Result, Absence or Acceptance Of Suffering?

Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth says, “Love, joy, and peace are deep states of Being, or rather three aspects of the state of inner connectedness with Being. As such, they have no opposite. This is because they arise from beyond the mind. Emotions, on the other hand, being part of the dualistic mind, are…

(7) Powerful Life Poetry For Hard Times

Jump to specific poems: A Psalm of Life – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Desiderata – Max Erhmann Invictus – William Earnest Henley Go All The Way – Charles Bukowski If— Rudyard Kipling The Laughing Heart – Charles Bukowski Defeat – Khalil Gibrani A Psalm of Life – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The heights by great men reached and keptWere…

How To Find A Meaning in Life- Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” A test consisting of 7,948 students at forty-eight colleges, was conducted by social scientists from Johns Hopkins University. They asked the students what…

Heaven’s Door

My mind opens up as a bud with suspended dew drops does in to the presentIn the garden of my mind blossoms the red of dahlias and its scent.The ticking clock – an accountant born to alarm and calculate,To encourage one to make haste, chimes a rhythm that’s never late. The crow’s cry plays its…

I Am A Woman And I Don’t Feel Safe In This World

I was born like thisWith tits and big hipsA river between my legs,A lake in my heart,A mind that rages like the ebbs of the sea,Mud on my hands before I knew what water is. I have dragged this mountain,And though I have the sight,I still crumble at my sides.I have been told to bow…

Gleams Of Streams Of Dreams

I have given myself over to youI have opened my heartAnd I have felt you in it. I have felt you in my brain too.You that pull the stringsThat fills my in betweens. I have not a single clue,No intention in playing smart,But I have feelings I’d like to admit. My body your love has…

Love Has Murdered My Brain

I write about love like I have a clue about it’s strings.A musician rejected by his own instrument.I’ve heard rumors of all the joy and butterflies it brings,I give this love thing a try with no improvement. Seated on the couch, I could feel loneliness clutch my heart,The pain in my chest and fear of…

I Am That Which I Am

I am the maker of the clothThe fabric of my life.I am everything that I need,The builder, the breaker.I am the tailor and the dressThe scissors and the thread.I am the floor under the feetAnd the man that walks on it. I am the bullet through the throatThe blood red history booksI am the warm…

We Look For God. He Is Lost In Us

We are magnets of our futuresSailing in ships of different thoughts.We are makers of our fateFrequency broadcasted equals frequency caught. Yes, we dictateWith every wave of thoughtAnd seal our fateWith the emotions brought. We look for God.He is lost in us.Many remain obliviousTo the power within us. I look for wordsTo explain a conceptThat can…

Why Most People Never Get What They Want

Life is confusing. It will misinform you if you don’t know who you are, what you stand for, and what you want. It can feel almost impossible to live your dreams. Knowing what you actually want is the first step. Most people never do the inner work to figure that first step out. But once you start…

The Inspirational Words Of Wisdom Of Edgar Albert Guest

On Quitting How much grit do you think you’ve got?Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word,And where’er you go it is often heard;But can you tell to a jot or guessJust how much courage you now possess? You may stand to trouble and keep…

Who Holds The Cards?

One’s the laden self that bows his head to pray The other a rebel with a tattoo across his face. Who’s the fool and who’s the wiser, who holds the cards? And who is he, what’s his name, that’ll tell them apart? Once a boy, now a man, a grown black man One whose pangs…