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 WeAre1
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bringing this here, edited a little this morning, but written nearly three months ago during a time I was on a 10 post/day restriction and so this is not the original poem,
which sadly disappeared when I went to post it....so in trying to re-write it, my frustration had set in and I had lost my peacefulness and clarity of focus, so it got much longer
and more demanding in its tone...nevertheless, it speaks of things I think might be valid for this thread .....inspired by rosie's last line at that time, 'how did it get so wrong?'



Humanity's Call


'how did it get so wrong?'
some say the world is always
in a state of perfect balance...
as unbelievable as that may sound
especially when we know
of the atrocities happening
all the time, and all around,
on, above and below ground.....

balance, I hear many say,
but what about Zimbabwe
where millions are dying
or living lives less than ants
at the hands of one evil dictator
and he's just one of many real life tyrants

yes, balance, I dare say,
and this poem is not coming out at all
like the first time, for now in this moment
there is a different energy writing each line...

one that is aggravated through my rhymes
with the way people are treated,
even the writers here who lose words all the time
at the hands of our own moderators....
perhaps just another micro universe
occurring veiling our bliss....

nevertheless, to return to my prayer
on balance and how I hear
it's a much bigger picture
than what we see happening here.....

if we look with a view
as if far off in space
we can see that this place, this planet,
looks like paradise with colours and light
that truly for all senses delight
and we shine ever so brightly
throughout the galaxy

then you come a little closer and see
that it looks like we are all living
and working and being in harmony
and the question of balance
seems unnecessary when there is unity

then you come a little closer
and then a little closer and suddenly
you see your vision is an illusion
and it's nothing like unity or harmony visible
for that side is completely invisible

and in its place is disharmony and lack of responsibility
with the appearance of having fallen from grace
with so much separation and hibernation
division and delineation with boundaries and walls
and no one to catch all those who fall

while up in magestic towers are the powers
that appear to be acting like gods
but have no compassion or awareness
of our unity in our minds, hearts, souls and bods

so we ask, all the time, how can this be?
for do we not say this is the land of liberty
and don't we see ourselves living free
and often doing exactly what we wish to be?

so, to return to first line again....
how did it get so wrong?
some say it is not a question of 'right' and 'wrong'
for even those words come from a mind set of illusion...

for in the confusion
of wishing to make sense of existence
we created these views that fill the news
and recreate the illusion
over and over and over again

others say, as I keep trying to write,
that always in life, there is balance
and so for everyone who's dying right now of cholera
or living their life so poor with no one to rescue them
others are just being born with health and wealth
and many loved ones protecting them

life is always in balance...
that for every death, there is a birth
and for every curse, there is blessing
for every sadness, there is happiness
for every hate, there is an equal love

so for every hell, there is heaven
and every well, there is a ladder,
for every good deed, there'll be one that's bad'er
for every lie there is truth
for every classy person, there'll be someone who's uncouth
and for all the elderly, there is equally the energy of the youth

because there is always balance being achieved
throughout our lives and humanity
so going even further out in our view
to imagine and maybe even see
this law of balance occurs universally

now in my original poem
I wrote also of another phenomenon
that is, to me, an extension of balance
and that is the subject of unity

when we remember
the essence of humanity
is that connection that can not be divided,
that behind door number four and at our core
is a unifying energy that travels the web
and gathers all of humanity as one

one
so when we hurt another
we are really hurting our own
father, mother, sister, brother,
son and daughter, grandmother,
grandfather, grandson, grand daughter
that all, like the child within, resides in thee

it is an unbelievable and incredibly miraculous view, to me,
to imagine truly those suffering in Zimbabwe....is me
and those who died in the holocaust....is me
and that car in front of me weaving dangerously...is me
and those sitting in their towers
subjecting so many to their illusion of their powers....is me

real unity means there is no division at all
that the three muskateers cliche'
was a spiritual truth, actually...
'all for one and one for all'
is humanity's call

for we are eternally
and ultimately
tied to each other so deeply
there is no separation
for we are one,
intertwined like dna
forever spun


 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/23/2009 11:47:59 AM
^ahhh.....it's a beautiful song, k....
thank you for leaving it here.....
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/24/2009 11:47:14 AM
thank you for posting the song on forgiveness, paulandit...
it reminds me how deeply forgiveness can help and heal....
here is another song on that subject with much wisdom and truth, I think.....


Leona Lewis ...."Forgiveness"

Ummmmmm, ummmmmmm

[Verse 1]
'I don't wanna spend another day,
Pointing fingers while I'm placing blame,
I'm no angel, imperfect myself, cos baby I am only human,
And I don't wanna put it all on you,
I admit I did some painful things its true,
And I'm sorry for them, no making amends,
For always thinking I was innocent

[Chorus]
Starting today, I'm gonna change,
Don't wanna make the same mistakes,
Cos I can see a new horizon,
The ice around my heart is melting,
And the hurt I feel is slowly dying,
Now I'm, no longer crying,
The bridge we burnt is being built again,
It's leading to a new begining,
And it may never be the way it was,
And that's because I'm talking about forgiveness,
Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness,

[Verse 2]
I wish we could take back the things we said,
Cos what we saids not always what we meant,
We lost our heads, in the moment,
And the words we used them like a weapon,
But no one wins if we both walk away,
And we hid behind the people we became,
We're warmer than that, we're better than that,
And I still cherish all the things we had,

[Chorus]
Starting today, I'm gonna change,
Don't wanna make the same mistakes,
Cos I can see a new horizon,
The ice around my heart is melting,
And the hurt I feel is slowly dying,
Now I'm, no longer crying,
The bridge we burnt is being built again,
It's leading to a new begining,
And it may never be the way it was,
And that's because I'm talking about forgiveness,
Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness

[Bridge]
If everybody could forgive and forget (just forget),
Think of all the time that we could spend, being friends,
Think about all the lives we could change,
And all the love we could make,
Baby how the world would be a better place,
In the ennnndddd, ohhhhh,

[Chorus]
Starting today, all that we will change,
And I'll make the same mistakes, you know that,
I can see a new horizon,
The ice around my heart is melting,
And the hurt I feel is slowly dying,
And I'm no longer,
The bridge we burnt is being built again,
It's leading to a new begining,
And it may never be the way it was,
And that's because I'm talking about forgiveness,
Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness,

Forgiveness [x6]

[Talking (forgiveness in background)]
If everybody could just forgive,
The world would be a much better place,
[singing] ohhhhh
Forgiveness [talking]'
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/24/2009 9:03:02 PM
another song that should be here.....

"Get Together " by Lizz Wright

Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountain dream
Or make the angels cry
Know the dove is on the wing
And you need not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Mmm ...

Some will come and some will go
We will surely pass
When the one who left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment´s light
Fading in the grass

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Mmm ... right now
Mmm ...

If you hear the song I sing
You must understand
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
And it´s there at your command

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try and love one another right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try and love one another right now
Yeah, yeah, right now
Mmm ...
Oooo, yeah
Mmm ...
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/25/2009 7:25:05 AM
^^thank you...
there was a second part to that post i didn't add here...so here it is....


I know it starts with me
in my own life and family
in my own ability
to act lovingly
even in the face
of uncertainty
or when i feel angry
in myself
for acting selfishly
or without empathy
when my compassion
loses out to my passion
real or often in my imagination....
I know it starts with me
to face my own inhumanity
with utter honesty
and only then will
I be able to change
and refrain from
my own inhumanity
with sincerity


reflection of past year into the future...
written 2/28/2009
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Posted: 3/27/2009 3:22:11 PM
thank you, p....I hope more peace is encouraged also....I know many feel that now...
going back in time, here is one peacemaker, singer, songwriter, who's music I have always loved, but this song I only just found again and read the lyrics to see it
definitely belonged here in this thread of 'peaceful prayer'.....


Jackson Browne...."It is One"

'They shot a man into the sky
The moon and stars became his bed
He saw the sun rise seven times
And when he came back down he said

It is one, it is one
One world spinning 'round the sun
Wherever it is you call home
Whatever country you come from
It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one

They shot a man if Africa
At a time of rivalry and war
He had some dreams of a good life
But dreams aren't what they killed him for

Now people stand themselves next to the righteous
And they believe the things they say are true
They speak in terms of what divides us
To justify the violence they do

But it is one, it is one
One world spinning 'round the sun
Wherever it is you call home
Whatever country you come from
It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
One -- the deep blue ocean
One -- the endless sky
One -- the purple mountains
One -- you and I

It's not a world of our own choosing
We don't decide where we are born
This life is a battleground between right and wrong
One way or other we are torn

And people stand themselves next to the righteous
And they believe the things they say are true
And speak in terms of what divides us
To justify the violence they do

But it is one, it is one
One world spinning 'round the sun
Wherever it is you call home
Whatever country you come from
It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
It is one, it is one, it is one, it is one
One -- the deep blue ocean
One -- the endless sky
One -- the purple mountains
One -- you and I'
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/29/2009 6:30:38 PM
Good thread We...


Yes, calling for peace!
Yet,
as long as the wanting
of others shiny things
and partials of Earth
and empowered names

as long as the people
are kept in the dark
by others ambitions
and threatening barks

as long as the desire
of egos puffed up
will never relent
till they are on top

and the way to acquire
what is easily won
through intimidation
by hands with big guns

there will not be a way
till those held in disdain
have been totally banished
then,
perhaps we can try peace again



Think its possible?
We may need a great intervention.
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/29/2009 8:06:14 PM
interwoven in the fabric of everything is 'the seed of its apparent opposite'....
or
yin and yang.....

perhaps, just perhaps within every gun is the spark of the potential for peace.....
it sounds absurd, and yet, perhaps it is the yang of peaceful yin.....
i am just wondering about this, knowing from some vantage point,
everything is always in balance, even if from our view that seems impossible......

anyway, thank you so much angelic balancing for your beautiful poem of love -
inviting it now, for sure, because truly we may not be here next year.....

and secretless secret (now you've exposed so much of your beauty and truth and
very sharp wit and wonderful use of words!).....so not so much a secret any more,
dear woman :) ......thank you for your poem and awareness of all the challenges
that prevent peace so often from being......

it is a very deep subject and today for me was both an extremely peaceful and loving day
for the second half, as well as a day of much challenge and peace not being achieved
in the first half.....so both operating, believe it or not, of equal force in my day today.

ideally, I should like to see a lot more peace and a lot less war in each person
and family and community and state and country and world.

if only we could put as much energy into loving - unconditionally loving - as we do
into conditionally loving - in other words, withdrawing our love - blocking our
natural loving energy as much as we do.....

there is much I am calling for when I say 'peace'....I am calling for peace from the tiniest disrespect to that on the grandest scale of unity throughout the world.....

so, yes, bestkeptsecret - it really is taking a giant intervention!!
 DOMUT
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Posted: 3/30/2009 11:19:51 AM
Peace is within
It comes from establishing within ones own mind the precept that they will not emotionally succumb to the interference of others that have not choosen, or been allowed to, embrace the harmony that is afforded by establishing a mindset that dismisses the thoughts that disrupt the flow of peace ( hatred, bitterness, contempt etc. etc.)
Having been allowed to entertain thoughts of good and evil...which is the fall....it is now our obligation to choose to be peaceful
Verbal interference from others is merely a manifestation of the thought process ( the flow of good and evil that is within the greater consciousness of us all ) within their own mind and speaking in words and tones that are indicative of their state of mind is merely an attempt to rid themselves of the disruption that is occuring within their thought process
No one wants to be emotionally bombarded with thoughts that create unease within themselves
Disruptive individuals act in such a fashion to try and create a disruption within the mind of those that they are communicating with in an attempt to rid themselves of that which it is that is troubling to them
Consciousness IS awareness of what is and is not acceptable
A judgement of sorts
Sorting out of what goes where
We have been programmed to feel compassion and empathy for the the emotional state of those around us
In doing so we can either act in the same fashion as what is being presented to us by disruptive others or we can choose to respond in a fashion that does not engage in discord
Each individual is responsible for the portion of the thoughts that come into their mind
Each individual has the capacity to merely dismiss that which is unbecoming to maintaining a peaceful mindset
Disruption seeks peace and calm because it is the opposite of peace
The greater portion of individuals that allow disruption to be a part of their thought process/mindset the greater disruption that peaceful individuals have to run interference against
Do not let the flow of anothers emotional upheaval become your own upheaval
Peace is a blessing and gratitude is the required response
 best kept secret
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Peace is a blessing and gratitude is the required response

domut...a great conclusion!

Thank you WeR1....you are such a gracious soul...


We who want peace are many
but those who selfishly want,
do not out-number the 'we'
but they hold a power that haunts
That ill disruption is disguised
behind a dark cloak of good
peace just doesn't seem to last
...not ever like it should
and the 'we' who trust goodness
may unknowingly take bad bait;
born behind deceitful eyes
until once again it's too late
Evil blends nicely with deception
told in well constructed lies
somehow it seems to linger
under the personal agenda guise
but in the lasting hope of 'we'
our desired joy is sized
so the search will never fade away
peace will forever be the prize


~Someday~
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Posted: 3/30/2009 4:22:04 PM
"...Do not let the flow of anothers emotional upheaval become your own upheaval..."
yes, domut, i so agree....we always have the choice, if we are conscious enough to choose and not maybe automatically respond
as we might have once upon a time (and still do sometimes)....
and bks...thank you for your thoughtfilled poem....
seeking peace....like seeking love...
being aware of those that might truly be wolves in sheeps' clothing....
is it possible that peace always is existing, just as love all ways is existing, yet there are many veils distorting its perfect beauty and state of naturally being?
so it is always in existence alongside its apparent lack of it.....just like love....
is it possible it is not opposites at all - but all levels or degrees of peace, or love?
i will try tomorrow or later to return to writing poetically....sorry I have slipped into plain 'discussion' now.....
sometimes it is what happens when trying to see something
from different directions.....
 Seahorsei
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Posted: 3/30/2009 4:31:46 PM

Being

   Imagine planets having eyes
     Looking back to these skies
       Starry night’s planetary insights
         Aware in flight universal in delight
           Liken being humans hand in hand
             Awe inspiring wonderment
               Global beings seeking life
                 Fortune realized… in their eyes


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Posted: 3/31/2009 4:53:31 AM
^thank you for your beautiful poem sharing a beautiful vision....

wishing to post here now the lyrics of two songs, both called, "I Believe", both that touch my heart and soul deeply....


Joe Satriani
Flying in a Blue Dream (1989)
I Believe

'I've been out walking for hours.
I've got something on my mind.
How did we get here? Where are we going?
And why is life so hard?

I read the stories, see the photographs.
World's in a crazy space.
I've got to hold on to my dreams;
There's just no other place.
There's just no other place.

CHORUS:
I believe
We can change anything.
I believe
We can rise above this.
I believe
There's a reason for everything.
I believe
In my dream.


I've seen the shadows of the living.
Seen them turn and walk away.
And I keep searching for the right words
To send these thoughts away.

There's a picture I like to look at,
A picture of a beautiful face.
And I see something in her eyes,
Sends me to a better place.
Sends me to a better place.

CHORUS

I believe
We can change anything.
I believe
In my dream.'

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Posted: 3/31/2009 5:04:12 AM

"I Believe" by Diamond Rio

Every now and then
Soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And it's like you haven't been

Gone a moment from my side
Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time
Are holding you... and me

And with all my heart I'm sure
We're closer than we ever were
I don't have to hear or see,
I've got all the proof I need

There are more than angels watching... over me
I believe... Oh, I believe

That when you die your life goes on
It doesn't end here when you're gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends ..and if I'm right
Our love can even reach.. across.. eternity..!
I believe... Ooh, I believe

Forever, you're a part of me
Forever, in the heart of me
I will hold you even longer, if I can...!

Oh, the people who don't see the most
See that I believe in ghosts

If that makes me crazy,
Then I am... 'cause I believe!
Oh, I believe...!

There are more than angels watching.. over me!
I believe
Oh, I believe...

Every now and then
Soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again...
......and I believe

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Posted: 3/31/2009 5:08:36 AM
if planets had eyes
it would be a great surprise
to look at them through space
and see them looking back at us.....

and if they had a face
would their look be of disgrace
for all we continue to do
to this planet and each other in this place?

if planets had hearts
would they send love of the greatest magnitude
down to our bit of earth and ground
and really raise our attitude we spread around?

if planets had souls
would they remind us of our goals
to live as one in this incredible exploration
and remember there is so much blessing to uphold?

we've been granted our greatest wish
to live as one upon this earth's solar dish
to rise like the tide when the moon's in the sky
to be anything and everything we could wish....

and yet we've chosen to close our hearts
to close our minds of all that's divine
to use and abuse and be told 'it's fine'
but when will we see when we kill each other, we kill a bit of eternity?


inspired by seahorsey's poem on the previous page
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   Simply said global be our head
     Weary our days on this said bed
       A making of our own we groan
         Truly blessed our dreams are owned
           Calling for Peace addresses the rest WeAre1


inspired to say the least ... smile
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Posted: 3/31/2009 2:27:30 PM
"....Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose,
and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world?
Do you want care and safety and the warmth of sure protection always?
Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed,
a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep abiding comfort,
and a rest so perfect it can never be upset? ..."

yes, kayakker....yes to all of these questions....thank you for bringing here
the words of wisdom from the Course that offer a way of peace through forgiveness....

and seahorsey, I agree, "....truly blessed our dreams are owned...."
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Posted: 4/3/2009 3:28:44 AM
^thank you for posting this here....it is very exciting and extremely valid if the president is determined to find conscious ways to improve things through unity....
i have signed the petition.....

woke this morning to this song playing on the radio - found myself hearing the words fully, maybe for the first time, so am posting them here.....
it is all part of the goal of peace, in each of us, which will be felt by all of us....by every being....or so I believe....


FOREVER YOUNG©
Live 02 Sep 1995 version

Bob Dylan (spoken intro): Now a buddy of mine is gonna come up and play one of my old songs... Mr. Bruce Springsteen... Let me hear you say "Bruuuce"!


Bob Dylan: May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
Bruce Springsteen: May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young

Dylan and Springsteen: Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

Bruce Springsteen: May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
Bob Dylan: May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

Dylan and Springsteen: Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

Bob Dylan: May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
Bruce Springsteen: May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young

Dylan and Springsteen: Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The above lyrics are for the 02 Sep 1995 performance at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, OH, during the concert for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
The song was performed as a duet with Bob Dylan, and the above lyrics are for that performance. The concert was broadcast live by various TV stations in the US.

The above lyrics are for the 02 Sep 1995 performance with Bob Dylan. Check also the live 22 Oct 1987 version and Bob Dylan's original version.

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Posted: 4/4/2009 4:13:48 AM
"....all earth blows, shatters, turns to glass, and blows in infinite cherubims...."

wow, dear angel, what an incredible image!!!
so glad to see you return, this time on wings of paradise.....


wings of paradise
strongly fluttering
gently hovering
leaving angel dust
wherever you fly
teaching all of us
it's ok to really convey
what's in our hearts' eye
and through your vision
and incredible imagination
your Spirit comes through
that is such an inspiration
and utterly very beautiful
showing how energy can flow
and still be completely peaceful!!

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Posted: 4/4/2009 10:43:34 AM
thank you, but please know we all have all sides.....there are times peace does not flow also...like with everybody....
it's almost like learning to say no and not give any energy to anything that is negative, internally or externally......
much easier said than done and one of the biggest challenges of my journey.....another reason for this thread...

I was driving back from a job just now and had Paul Simon playing from his cd,
'You're the One'.....quite a mixture of his music released in 2000.....
and the very last song caught me and I kept putting it on, for I kept getting distracted .....
but the words spoke to me finally and I realized I wished to post them here.....


"Quiet".....words and music by Paul Simon

I am heading for a time of quiet
When my restlessness is past
And I can lie down on my blanket
And release my fists at last

I am heading for a time of solitude
Of peace without illusions
When the perfect circle
Marries all beginnings and conclusions

And when they say
That you're not good enough
Well the answer is
You're not
But who are they
Or what is it
That eats at what you've got
With the hunger of ambition
For the change inside the purse
They are handcuffs on the soul, my friends
Handcuffs on the soul
And worse

I am heading for a place of quiet
Where the sage and sweetgrass grow
By a lake of sacred water
From the mountain's melted snow
 DOMUT
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And they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Yet blindness knows not of the merit of seeing without sight
Veiled and contorted imagery instilled in the mind by dutiful patrons who wistfully surrender to what was previously passed on to them
Sad really that we continue to engage ourselves in like manner simply because that is what we have seen
Horses with blinders on both sides of their eyes, placed there by their tenders, plow straight and even furrows
Steady and true
Straight and percise
Unrestricted by other stimuli
Objectives are the means to an end and peace can be accomplished in a universal and expansive manner if we simply mimic the pattern set forth by the horse and its tender
Unencumber by the stimulus of hostility and contention
Furrowing our own pattern of harmony
Given enough contenders who refuse to alter their course
The seeds of peace will sprout
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/9/2009 6:13:53 PM
^^Thank you for sharing your wisdom here
and writing is so beautifully and truthfully.
I can see, as you say, if we all stay focused
completely on the goal of not moving in any way
other than on the path of peace, then it will naturally unfold....
Perhaps it is a matter of taking the blinders off...
of realizing where the patterns and in some ways, 'traditions',
have kept war in our minds and hearts without questioning why?
Or what? Or who we are to fight so strongly for beliefs that might
not be in the interests of everybody, but for perhaps just a few people selfishly....
There are so many levels of ways we enslave our selves, of ways we fight our selves,
and as we treat our selves, we treat each other....
I pray this day, not in the future, but right now, we start to
see
truly
the unity
of humanity
all sisters and brothers
with no more fighting each other
 DOMUT
Joined: 9/13/2008
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Posted: 4/10/2009 8:51:09 AM
Thank you for shedding a different perspective in regards to "blinders"
The horses are allowed to see directly in front of them which allows them to furrow without stubbling on what may perhaps be unlevel ground
The blinders are an effect tool that is utilized to allow the horses to keep focus
The human blinders that we wear are a disregard for the suffering of others
Blinders put in place that allow us to survive in our own reality
It is merely a matter of determining the method and manner in which we use our own blinders

Peace and love to you
 tranquilrose
Joined: 4/24/2008
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Posted: 4/10/2009 6:13:07 PM
There's a pure white dove,
Sent from God Above,
A purposeful bird,
With sweet song to be heard.

Be kind, not cruel,
Share donkey and mule,
To help others on life's way,
Do a good deed each day.

Empathise with the troubled,
Prevent woes from being doubled.
Hear the cry of the meek,
Listen when others speak.

Be honest and true,
Words straight and few.
Give generously where there is need,
Have no part in greed.

Leave envy be,
Appreciate every tree.
Respect and care for one another,
Like loving sister and brother.

Race, colour, religion, creed - no matter,
Material dreams can come to grief and shatter.
There's a beautiful dream that can become reality,
Calling for, and having peace reign,
Across every land and sea.
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/11/2009 4:35:28 AM
domut - i understand better now how blinders help the horses stay focused....
perhaps we are not so different after all.....for often it is our own distractions
that lead us away from our heart's and soul's goals....that break our focus too...
may peace and love be with you in all you do

tranquilrose - so good to hear from you!
thank you for leaving your poem of wisdom and sensitivity....
"...There's a beautiful dream that can become reality..."...yes, I feel this also, starting with each of us....
to the white dove in you, may she fly beautifully and peacefully

naiveandwitty - "....I saw sincerity's agony..."...yes, dear man....
yet, as with all of us, please do not let your happiness or unhappiness be determined by others....
nor your peacefulness.....as I wish for all across the planet and beyond, if energy really does travel infinitely....
I pray we learn to transcend and truly heal the lack of peace that is so prevalent and seems so real.
By the way, I hardly see in any of your poetry what I would call naivety...moreso, to me you speak with wisdom and clarity
and a wonderful body of knowledge shared very creatively....thank you for leaving your presence here
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