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Openings

by lulujane on August 16, 2008

Some people are afraid

of change.

Others

fearful

of staying the same.

Life is fleeting

an adventure

in constant flow.

When things are stagnant

for long periods

Ho hum, hum drum.

Feeling uneasy

in armchair of laziness –

should be doing something.

drudgery of sluggish routine

suffocates motivation &

spontaneous creativity.

Filling time

with pleasurable pursuits

that “speak” & are heard

honouring

intuitive whispers

that alert & guide

Focus elusive.

Easily distracted

by eager eye taking in,

magnetic energy attracting

whirling sights & sounds

confuse

On precipice of risk

testing self

Urged to explore

each new place

where freedom allows

choice –

detaching from

outcome

Sampling & savoring

sweet morsels

manifesting feasts

creating rich reality

in delectable smorgasbord

called life.

Stepping out

daring & fearless

Saying “why not?”

keeping energy fluid

merging into rivers

inspired to navigate

Feeling brave.

Opening up

excavating hidden talents

discoveries match desires

Meeting people

unknown before

engagement

in new ventures.

Heart sees.

Beauty & vulnerability

strength & courage

revealed.

Impossible

to stay

with one thing

as principal focus.

Difficult to figure…

boredom,

or fear

that following it further

might bring elevation

to level of skill

where more

is demanded.

Critical.

Gentle with innocent

Self

accomplishment pleases

Not shackled

by traps of youth

when perfection

determined value.

Favour of others pleases

it does not

define

self perception.

Wondering

if there is

doubt of not measuring

high enough

on yardstick

of self determined

rule of success

Likely closer

to hunger of what urges

is grace of insatiable appetite

to learn anew,

willingness

to bathe in the freshness

of each new day

to peek nose into space

where shaft of light

reveals itself at doorway’s edge

nudge it open

and enter

to take rightful place.

As a child critcized,

judged as nosy

“You just don’t want to miss out on anything do you?”

Statement right

Judgment wrong

Truth is

blessed with curiosity

of a puzzled child

seeing

wanting to know more

longing to understand

Tasting, nourished

from the banquet

where inner promptings

direct to new menus

selecting

unfamiliar, tempting main courses

& desserts

delighting in surprises

gliding gracefully on

Wafting like a breeze

on zephyrs of change

big toe in water

feeling, testing

engaging to level

where thermostat

of comfort zones

registers interest & pleasure.

Relishing excitement & lightness

acknowledging presence of butterflies

spreading wings

& moving

ever forward.

Engaging loops & levels

on landscapes of life.

Constants

the comfort of familiarity.

rubbing against it

like a child

feeling cozy & safe

snuggled close to mother

in church pew,

nuzzling face

clinging to warmth of texture

& smells

of worn

muskrat fur coat.

Passion vibrates

heart sings

expressing photographic gift

captivated

by eye & heart enveloping beauty

seen & sensed,

unceasingly seduced

to look beyond surface

seen.

Immersed

in shining light

of beauty pool

where sacred subjects

reveal reflections

of souls

And time stops.

_________

Teacher

& student

in game of life

observing

shifting

like seasons

jumping in,

surrendering

Flowing

merged with the stream

& growing into awareness of

the glory

of

True

Self


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Spring’s Promise

by lulujane on August 14, 2008

Springtime arouses
Creative growing season
Emerges
with promise.

Delightfully
Anticipating joy
What will be revealed
to senses?

To everything, a season
Nothing permanent
Perhaps this drives
Feelings of urgency
To record exquisite flavour
of what seen
With eyes and heart.

Yearning intimate connection
In-to-me-see
Ultimate desire

Some say
“I don’t see what you see”
Pray to see beauty
Open to receive.

So, rejoicing
Stepping into
Garden
growing room
Seeking jewels
Abounding in nature

And other things

Linda Iler
March 5/08

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