...these silver lines, travel from my thoughts to yours, wavering, floating like spirits dancing...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Place

Don't lose sight of all that's good
All that glitters may not be gold
But it may turn out to be silver instead.
Don't settle either, for that's not how it's played
But see with your mind and not your eyes.

Across valleys green and lush meadows
Find a place to clear the shadows
From the fog that confuses your thoughts
From the dark that empties the light
From the evil that is in all our hearts
From the despair that spreads in the night
From the doubt that makes us believe
From the moment you stepped in the door
From the storm that raged through your past
To the future knocking at your door
To the hand that will guide you forever
To the freedom of you being human
To the sunshine as it falls on your face
To the wind as it sweeps up your hair
To the pillow that will caress your head
To the sweet dream that awakes you in the day

Find a place that will comfort
That will not confine nor limit
Find a place that is true
That is free from all that is unholy
Find a place that swallows up the silence
Leaving only beauty behind in its wake

It is in that place where great things are born
and created and moulded and shaped again
It is in that place where great ideas are born
and truth finds a face in all us lying sinners.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Don't hold back on life. You never know what you may find behind that curtain of colours, those rainbow hues that illuminate life in a million different shades of light.

Don't hold back on life, for you will be tempted once it's over. 

Don't hold back on life...

This is not a diatribe about how beautiful life is and how you should make the most of it while it lasts, cause when it's over, it's over... there have been a billion other accounts like those. And besides, all that goes without saying. If you're not doing all that, then... unfortunately, you still haven't figured out the big picture, and maybe you never will, cause it's too late for you, or maybe you will and in a sudden moment of realization turn your life back around and take the reins.

But, as I said, this is not about all that. It's more than that. It's like, every moment you are alive, you are in contact with the whole universe... with everything around you. The present has much more meaning. And the past, as we live, as you read these words, as I type them across my screen, is losing its significance. It's the past. And the past is gone. The future, well that has potential. But it's uncertain you see. The present, however, has power. So you have the power to change the things you don't like. You have the power to take control over your life. You have the power to say yes. And you have the power to say no. And actually all of your life is a series of saying yes or no to different complex mechanisms going on in the universe. Now is here. Now is the present. Now is the time. Now has the power to change things. Now is the power. 

It's really amazing how when we're born, from the moment we start to breath and scream the air out of our lungs, we are constantly in an interaction with the universe, and everything around us comes to life. We are in fact, I think, giving life to the things around us, our environment and everything in it, by acknowledging them.Without us acknowledging their presence around us and without us interacting with them in real time and space, they would have no meaning; they would be dead. And I'm saying this for inanimate objects and things around us too. When we die, they really die too. 

So in a wisp of smoke, everything changes. When we grow up, and if we lose that child inside us who questioned everything and who looked at everything as if seeing it for the first time, our communication with the universe and everything around us changes. So it's like a cycle. You are born. You see. You react. You see again. You react differently. You keep on seeing, and maybe you react or maybe you don't. Then you die. And you stop reacting. Everything is quiet. 

Before you get out of bed each morning, think about that. And think how, if you want, you can react and interact differently with the universe. With yourself. Explore your limits. And see what the giant cosmos has in store for you. Think of life as a lucid dream you're having. Think of the little time you have. Think of how you can change and learn and be. 

And don't take life too seriously!

Don't hold back on life.