Archive for Wisdom
Repost for myself; as mine own worst enemy seems to be creeping in more often, here lately…… Do you battle with your own worst enemy too? If so, remember your best friend is always there to comfort you.
Thought for The Day: Have you hugged yourself, today? ~CordieB
This poem was inspired by a very, very good friend and confidant, who often shares with us her own worst enemy and her own best friend over at Just Paisley and Why Paisley . Also, a fellow artist, TekkieBrek, planted the seed for this poem with his beautiful artwork, shown in reduced size below.
Mine own worst enemy and mine own best friend…
an infinate circle of sainthood and sin…
have always been with me; from beginning to end
through good times; through bad times; thick and thin
Both have tugged at my soul since God only knows when. . .
Mine own worst enemy screams words of hurt and dispair…
then my best friend comes to my aide with comfort and care
she hugs me ever so gently; caresses my soul
whilst mine own worst enemy digs a dark hole
into the core of my heart creating disbelief
in the beauty of life; thus making it hard to concieve…
a life worth living; a love worth giving…
then mine own best friend again comes along
she kisses my spirit; sings me a beautiful song
of love and joy; bright sunny skies
she reminds me of the falsness of the hurt, pain and lies…
that mine own worst enemy so often spews…
she opens the funny pages in the mist of bad news…
Yes, she awakens my spirit and rocks me to sleep
as I moan, as I tremble, as I lay, as I weep…
She caresses my head; massages my tired, aching feet
Sending mine own worst enemy into a silent retreat. . .
where mine own worst enemy gathers strength for another blow
launching me once more into a wreckless, dispairing low
Yet, I endure with patient vigilence for the love within
to give renewed strength, courage and wisdom to mine own best friend . . .
~Written by CordieB.
A Spiritual Riddle – I’m the reflection and a reaction of being untrue to self – and perceived selfishness
My existence emerges quite often in the middle of the night;
Sometimes I bring anxiety; Frequently, I induce unrealistic fright.
Oftentimes I’m an instant reflex of a web of grave deceit;
Many feel I can be eradicated by disclosure; Allbeit revealed most indiscreet.
I was borne when humans went against their true natural flow . . .
I quickly grew enormous from false judgments which were sowed
Into the conscious being as a way to tame the actions
Of any action committed without perceived fair karmic reactions
Many occasions my existence is sparked by the master manipulators
Who use fictitious sliding scales of love as unloving validators
"If you love me you would do this; You wouldn’t do this if you knew . . .
I would never do such nonsense; because of the love I have for you.
You would go along with my way if you were down for me and true"
I’m sure you’ve heard these statements; perhaps you’ve said them too.
Know your self and love yourself and you won’t fall into the ageless trap . . .
Of the Master Manipulators who will trick you to take the rap
For anything that goes against your true heart in the name of loveless love…
And continue with the punishment until they rise abreast of and above…
The manipulation that was taught to you and for which you practice too
When you ask more from another than you know you would honestly want to do
I arise when spirit, mind, and actions are not on one accord
I bring traumatic injury to the mind; I cause such destruction; you can’t afford…
To keep me in your presence; as I’ll reek havoc on the spirit and the flesh
I’m the reflection and a reaction of being untrue to self – and perceived selfishness
Who am I . . . (click below for riddle answer)
This poem was prompted by Simply Snickers. The words for this week were: damp, decide, and droll.
Indecisiveness takes its toll
On the drollness and lightness of our soul
Made up minds lift the dread filled weight
lingering heavily on our fate
Indecision stunts our growth
though deciding we may loath
one must move through inconclusive’s brace
holding mind, body and spirit stuck in place…
till decisions can be made
life continues, low-keyed; afraid
knowing in the back of mind
choices must be made in time
Preventing souls from moving free
intensifying fears of what may or may not be
lest we move from fear to flight
we may never see the light
Though decisions may be wrong
lack of choice only prolongs
mending of spirit and self torn apart
when in dire doubt, follow your heart
Written by CordieB.
I am who I am. . .
Am I who I am or. . .
Am I who I think I am. . .
Am I who others think I am
Am I a collective version of both?
Am I the same as I was yesterday
5 years ago?
Has there been regression
Has there been growth?
Have I learned from my experiences
or do I still do
the same things …
the same way
the same results
which I know are not
the results I really want. . .
Am I beginning to try different things
or do things in different ways
which bring forth new experiences
new lessons . . .
But all in all. . .
I am who I am . . .
and I am exactly as my Creator
would have me to be at this very moment!
ok. . . it’s another moment. . .
and another. . .
I wonder how much I’ve changed……. since two lines ago?
That I’ve changed is a wonderful thing to know. . .
for…anything that is not changing…
can not in fact be living…
So, I am…a changing being…
~~Written by CordieB.
Life will let you get away with someting for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price! When you get the bill, don’t be shocked! Don’t act like you don’t understand! Everthing you do in life causes the effects that you experience. When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.
If you know that you are being dishonest, you must know that you can only get away with being dishonest for a while. Eventually, what you do and say will come back to bite you. When it does, don’t cry over the teeth marks! Acknowledge what you have done. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution if you can, and move on.
When you know that you engaged in activities that dishonor you, you know that you will eventually be called on your stuff. Only unworthy people can do unworthy things and get away with them. Since you obviously are not in that category, you can expect to get caught. When you do, don’t act innocent! Own your stuff! Acknowledge your deed. Forgive yourself. Ask for forgiveness. Make amends or restitution. Move on! Now here comes the hard part.
When the moment of reckoning comes, you may feel as if you are unable to forgive yourself. You may be too proud to ask for forgiveness. There may be no way you can make amends or restitution. In the worst case scenario, you may be faced with all of these possibilities at once. Should that happen, remember this: Life knows what you are capable of ! The only reason life has taken the time to point out your little shortcomings and nasty habits is that life wants you to act like you know who you are!
Until today, you may have been trying to get away with doing something that is in conflict with the things life knows about you. Just for today, stop doing things that dishonor you and act like the person you know you are!
Today I am devoted to stopping the things I do that do not honor who I am!
Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today
One of the greatest gifts given to me by God is the ability to change my mind ~CordieB.
Let us stop wasting valuable energy trying to change the minds of other people. It is not our job. How and what people think is advanced or limited by their own experiences–their own life lessons–and how well they apply those lessons.
In our presense, other people have the opportunity to grow and perhaps even learn something. Our actions in of themselves will promote change in the hearts of others. When we express ourselves as being capable of loving, listening, sharing, and understanding, we promote the change we so often try to force upon others.
Let us be an example of that we wish to change. Let us spend less time worrying about what other people are thinking or doing and more time creating positive change in ourselves.