Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

In the Course of One’s Lifetime

Eternal Solitude I, ~CordieB

Eternal Solitude I, ~CordieB

In the course of one’s lifetime

what will one learn?

will one learn of hatred?

what bridges will one burn?


In the course of one’s lifetime

in the blink of an eye

will one find the answers

to the who, what and why?


In the course of one’s lifetime

what will one sing?

will one sing a love song?

what gifts will one bring?


In the course of one’s lifetime

what crafts will one master?

what gods will one serve…

in the mists of disaster?


In the course of one’s lifetime

What will one fulfill

Will one’s cup flow over

what bridges will one build?


In the course of one’s lifetime

What heights will one climb?

How far  will one fall?

In the depths of sublime?


In the course of a lifetime

what will one foresee

when one takes his last breath…

what will one’s thoughts be?



Opening lines from Gregory David Robert’s Shantaram:

“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realized, somehow, through the screaming in my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn’t sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when its all you have got, that freedom is a universe of possibility. And the choice you make, between hating and forgiving,can become the story of your life.”

Quote for the Day:  You can be so heavenly bound until you are no earthly good – Dr. Oscar Lane

“In the Course of One’s Life Time ” inspired by  Simply Snicker’s Poetry Prompt.  This weeks words were, climb, course, and craft.  Let us keep Linda and the Midwest, USA, in our prayers, as she and her community have endured natural disasters due to flooding this week.


  brightlightwarriornika wrote @

While driving from NY this weekend I realized and truly understood that the Universe is always always open up to me I just need to open up to the Universe.

  Duma Key wrote @

Interesting post, which appeals a lot to me of late, as wave after wave crashes down upon the world I once held.
I guess we learn, and somewhere in this mess there are lessons that I must learn, and new pathways that will become open, though at the moment I am struugling to breath as each new wave drowns out the very air from my lungs.
The course of my life time has seen little love, but much hate, much hurt and much anger, often I find myself mistaking love for hate, mistakeing the simple for much more, though slowly I evolve through this and I guess in the course of my life time I have learnt a lot.

  gypsy-heart wrote @

I see you are still speaking from your heart..beautiful words still spilling out! Thank goodness..comforting they are!

I loved the comments from brightlightWarriornika and Duma Key too!

Keep sharing your heart with us CordieB!

Love and light,


  paisley wrote @

i feel like i am at a turning point and i am just now beginning to take inventory of all that i have been.. with that i hope i can figure out what it is i am destined to become… this was a beautiful piece C……

  Nickers and Ink wrote @

What a lovely expression.

And thanks for your prayers . . . we are drying out around here! 😉


  Molly wrote @

Love Love Love this poem. And I can say, with sincerity, that these days I am living my life so that my last breath will not be encumbered, but free.

And BTW, I LOVED Shantaram. What an amazing book that was!

  cordieb wrote @

@brightlifhtwarriornika. Yes, Nika….we all need to open up to the universe…we need to release our fears and simply be. PLL, C.

  cordieb wrote @

@Duma Key. All things happen for a reason…look for the lesson and move on to the next grade my friend! Blessings!!! C.

  cordieb wrote @

@Gypsy Heart. Welcome back to the states, GH. I’ve missed you! You look so beautiful by that bridge! Love and Light back at cha!!!!!

  cordieb wrote @

@Nickers and Ink. I’m glad things are drying out. I’ve been through a flood; I know the feeling. Blessings…C.

  cordieb wrote @

@Paisley. Thanks Pais. You are blossoming right before our eyes into a beautiful rose.

  cordieb wrote @

@Molly. “And I can say, with sincerity, that these days I am living my life so that my last breath will not be encumbered, but free.” You are one of those few people I “know” who I truly believe this to hold truth. Stay free, my spiritual sister! PLL, C.

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