The following poem is translated from Russian by Anton Teplyy.
I Love the Ocean!
I love to embrace and caress the Ocean!
Immerse myself into His eternity and universality…
I love the Ocean! By myriads of hands
I am experiencing His infinity around…
I love the Ocean! The Primordial Self
Washes away, swallows up the borders of me…
I love the Ocean! Having become infinite,
I am holding all living beings on the universal hands!
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
I watch the Air Spirits come into my garden on a breeze.
I see them play in the trees,
They take care of the birds and the bees,
let them move on the summer breeze.
Then they take off on a hurl,
and causes a twirl.
They let the dust fly all over,
and stir the clover.
Then they disappear,
and it is quiet clear,
that we need them, so dear.
Author: Letecia Pheiffer
There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives,
the touch of Spirit on the body.
Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.
Continue reading “There is Some Kiss we Want by Rumi”
Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Francis is a remarkable story about two women who not only show us how to be brave in life but also to have the courage and the determination to make a success of your life!
Francine Rivers writes this story with passion, keeping you in suspense and awe as you journey with Marta through her life of sorrow, pain but also wonderment and excitement.
Continue reading “Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Francis”
A Flower A Day Keeps Despair @ Bay
Deur al die donker diepte
Worstel sy met haar geliefde
Soveel aande heen van smagte
Soveel aande heen verwagte
Om elke oomblik te herleef
Wat so aan hartstog bly kleef
So aanhoudend sal sy ween
Weet elkeen van geeneen
Wat arms het wat kan toevou
Aan liefde waaraan sy wil klou
Eendag sal sy staan opsy
En almal om haar vermy
Los nou die harde stryd
Dit het sy nou besluit
Om geeneen te vra van elkeen
Niemand wil saam met haar ween
Nou loop sy die pad enkel
En vergeet van elke skenkel
Wat haar nie saam wil vat
Op hul lank verwagte lewenspad
Die styd is verby
Daaroor geen enkele stryd
En wat staan voor haar deur
Die reuk van rosegeur
Hy het haar kom haal
Om saam die lewe op te saal
Sy’t nie eens gesoek gevra
Haar gevra om sy ring te dra!
How many of us have the perfect job, stay in a nice neighbourhood, have good friends even have a good enough reliable car? The Bible verse above is a good one to remember. When you ask God what you need, it will be given to you. Ask God to help you make the right decisions in life, in everything that you need. Life is full of decision making and when we bring God into our lives and ask him to help us we will become successful.
How do we ask God for what we need in life? Continue reading “Ask and it Will be Given to You (Matthew 7.7)”
Most of us put ourselves last in life, in most things we do.
- We want to please everyone else around us.
- We do not have the confidence to say no.
- We want to look good in other people’s eyes.
Sometimes it is good to be humble and be the least but it is not always a good thing when we neglect ourselves. It is not good for our self-esteem or our soul. To excel in life, you need to be a winner. To be a winner, you need to be first. That means hard work, diligence and determination.
Continue reading “Be First – No: 1 (for a change)”
“Aquarian Age Prosperity Affirmation Prosperity, prosperity, prosperity is perpetual with people who prefer to be penetrating, prepared and purposeful. But prosperity only comes to those who are trustworthy, those who deliver and those who are content and consistent. Basically, it boils down to commitment. If you put your soul into anything, you can win the whole world. It will be yours. You can sweep prosperity with your commitment. Contain, commit and be continuous.”
I read the above quote by Yogi Bhajan, and this inspired me to think about my dreams. It’s our dreams that keep us alive, keep us going, and give us a purpose in life. Without our dreams, life would be pretty boring and dull. We will not have goals to live for or to live by. Continue reading “Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams”