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PG13
02-19-2013, 12:19 AM
Steps Towards Oneness

The silent suffering of arrogance and egotism which lived within me
Caused a slow, dysfunctional, damaging lifelessness.
Becoming my mask, the ills of my narcissism shut out everyone else - including me.
Within a confused mind, I deceived myself that I was truly free.
Lost completely in the maze of my own learned helplessness.

Freedom has been mistaken for bondage,
Bondage mistaken for freedom.
Trying to find the distinction between the two
Will only drive you mad!

My personal sickness has lived within me all this time.
It was there with every breath, warm and cold.
There with every tear, behind every trace of a smile.
Digesting the food of my inner fear daily, it grew so bold.
As I grew weaker, it drew strength from my paralysis,
Unknowingly, I betrayed myself, my madness enabled by wilful blindness.

How can you prepare yourself for the chattering, hellish voices of the mind?
I do not seek to conquer it, only to really understand it.
There is no-one to fight, but myself - don't get caught in a double bind!
Learned well from you have I, awareness made real by the acidity of your wit!

Bondage and freedom two halves of one indivisible whole!
Weakness and strength two halves of one indivisible whole!
Softness and roughness two halves of one indivisible whole!
Body and mind - two halves of one indivisible whole!

Opening my mouth wide, I received the medicine you gave me,
At first, the taste I did not like, remembering the two halves of one wholeness,
Without distinction or separation, you helped on the path to becoming ME.
Understanding the nature of your love, I now see the edge of the abyss.

As my experience grows in martial art,
I move on the floor
In a way I never could before.
Less thinking in the head, more feeling in the heart.

The true meaning of you cannot be grasped merely with the head.
If the heart is absent, what else can cause this living being to feel?
There are not distinct sides to you for your being is also one indivisible wholeness.
Love is nothing but the ability to say what is unwanted.

You never forget to say that which is definitely wanted!
You see, we are each one half of a larger whole,
Our coming together simply makes us one with twice of everything!

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Only one person has made me become more self-aware and see myself through fresh eyes. She knows who she is! This is a kind of ongoing process of self-development, if you like, just expressed in words! :)

AlwaysThere
02-19-2013, 01:59 AM
I seriously love this! Quite the talented man, PG. Keep 'em coming! :)

Killer Queen
02-19-2013, 12:08 PM
Only one person has made me become more self-aware and see myself through fresh eyes. She knows who she is! This is a kind of ongoing process of self-development, if you like, just expressed in words! :)

Maybe I should become a life guru. I'll forward you an itemised bill for my services. :innocent:

ChickenMcNuggets
02-19-2013, 09:57 PM
A beautiful piece Gitster, you should go into songwriting! ;)


Only one person has made me become more self-aware and see myself through fresh eyes. She knows who she is! This is a kind of ongoing process of self-development, if you like, just expressed in words! :)

WHHHAAATTTT??! So my NLP coaching means nothing to you??

**storms out of thread**

PG13
02-22-2013, 12:17 AM
I seriously love this! Quite the talented man, PG. Keep 'em coming! :)

Here's another I've just done in 10 mins - ideas of psychology and self-affirmations have been going round my head lately!

A Neurosis Lies Behind The Mask

The wearing induced a disguised illness, a soul killer.
Living through others and my non-real fantasies,
Over time I began to lose myself, hardly a worthy pillar.
In the place we call 'heart', no way to feel those worldly ecstasies.

The wearing of the mask serves to hide my true self from you
And me.
If I'm hidden and wilfully blind, to myself how can I be true?
If you separate good from bad within, then how can you see me?

I have taken off my false mask,
Please understand, this has been no easy task.
However, I am not here to match up to your expectations
Yet there's no need for you to react to my real limitations.

I'll point to my head and say "A neurosis lies behind the mask!"
See, my friends it's time to open our eyes and be truly free!