The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Who is This? : poem by Rabindranath Tagore

I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?
I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.
He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger;
he adds his loud voice to every word I utter.
He is my own small self, my lord, he knows no shame:
but I am ashamed to come to your door in his presence.

POWER

(Taken from the book by Deepak Chopra: Power, Freedom and Grace) 

So many people have a craving for power  – to be powerful! They want to control the world with their powerful ways, ideas, and thinking.

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YOUR EGO

Another short piece taken from the book by Deeprak Chopra: Power, Freedom and Grace  : https://www.amazon.com/Power-Freedom-Grace-Lasting-Happiness/dp/1878424858. 

The world of the EGO is

  • Time-bound
  • Self-absorbed
  • Attached to the known
  • It clings to pleasure
  • It recoils from pain

You break free of the prison of your ego when you feel neither beneath anyone nor supreme to people

  • Shed the need to control other people
  • Create space for others to be who they are
  • Create your real self to be what it is supposed to be

 

 

Your Body

I am busy reading a book by Deepak Chopra called Power, Freedom and Grace  : https://www.amazon.com/Power-Freedom-Grace-Lasting-Happiness/dp/1878424858. 

I would like to share some interesting bits out of this book. I am breaking it down into small articles rather than one long piece as I think this will be better to read and remember. Take an article with you each day to ponder on (I make small cards of each saying/article and leave in where I can see it throughout the day, then change the next day to a new card – this is almost like saying a mantra each day – it stays in your mind and in your heart). I hope this will help you in your life journey – it is certainly helping me to understand more about myself, my life here on Earth and how the Universe works.

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