When two elephants fight,
the grass suffers
When two elephants fight,
the grass suffers
I don’t know if picking up
the snail slowly crossing the road
and putting her/him down
in the grass on the other side
Maybe I confused the snail?
Posted in Thoughts, Words of music, tagged broken heart, esperanza, hope, Inspiration, kindness, Life, Love, memories, Music, philosophy, poetry, reflection, soul rebel, thoughts, Travel on May 19, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Some times things are not the way they seem
and yet we are sure they are.
As a young man, or not yet a man but a boy,
I sat on the railing of a very high bridge.
my feet dangling
my eyes looking down the gorge.
The place I lived in seemed to be the entire world
and at the moment it was not a happy one.
The war hadn’t even begun for years to come
yet inside me it was already there.
I thought about leaning forward and letting go.
Letting go of the thoughts that haunted me.
Letting go of my reality painfully pounding me.
letting go of life.
I don’t see why
I just did not take one step.
out of my reality
to see that there is more to things than they seem.
Or that even though they are
the way they seem,
one step away,
one small step away,
I did not let go,
I just sat there
staring at the black river
making its way forward.
with no money in my pocket
and a broken heart in my chest
to find goodness
in places and strangers I did not know.
I also found,
I wish I did not see,
will I stop
from reality to reality
For what would life have been worth
had I let go of the railing
not having felt
tiny moments of inner peace.
“If you are not living good,
I beg you, travel wide.
Said I am a living man
I’ve got work to do…”
Bob Marley – Soul Rebel
Mentally or physically, please step out of your reality and into another.
When you feel you can do nothing for yourself, do something for others.
Please do good.
You might find things weren’t the way they seemed.
Imagine if every person on Earth did at least one act of kindness today.
Imagine the kindness explosion and the positive ripple effect it would give!
Posted in The little positivity, tagged happiness, hope, Illness, Inspiration, Life, lifestyle, Love, mental-health, Music, pain, Peace of mind, people, philosophy, reflection, Reflections, Satisfaction, thoughts on March 11, 2012| 22 Comments »
Why do you seem so content when you have constant pain?
my friend asked.
I think I have no goal in life but to notice the small pieces of happiness and try to do good.
Maybe happiness is not to be reached.
Maybe it is just there for all to see who are not in a hurry to reach there.
Small pieces of positivity
in the midst of pain or daily life,
small moments of joy
will make me think before I die
I lived a happy life
For me happiness is:
Knowing that a special person knows she has inspired me to do better
Giving a homeless friend a place to sleep, an occasional visit to the cinema or sharing a meal
Hearing my father say to a woman that left me three years ago -I love you my child.
An invite to eat or sleep in an unknown’s home when travelling
A kind smile or look from a passerby
Listening to old people’s stories
Seeing a young person get up for an elderly person to sit down
The smell of rain on dry asphalt
To give love
Knowing that I don’t need things I see many others have
Bringing a Thai meal for my 80-year-old grandmother and grandfather to tickle their taste buds in their otherwise bland non-spicy diet
Knowing that one of my friends sends haphazardous text messages with hugs to another troubled friend
Thinking about the bread my grandmother baked
Sitting in the place where my late grandfather and I reasoned for hours
knowing that my heart, soul and mind is who I am,
not my body,
nor what I can or can’t do.
“Nipa ye nipa” = “A human being is a human being”
The writing on this wall in Nsoatre, Ghana; in all its simplicity it means more than something I have ever read before.
Please read the post of a young person and very new blogger who jolted the memory of this photo and you will see the truth of the message expressed in a remarkable way far away from Ghana.
“we must have spectacles
through which we can see beyond
the prostitutes … ”
(click and read the full spectacles post here)
Written by a very wise girl named Rida. My guess is in Pakistan because of two clues: the language Urdu and the money rupee
Posted in Love, The little positivity, Thoughts, tagged amor, Family, Friends, Inspiration, kindness, Life, Love, philosophy, poetry, reflection, Reflections, relationships, thoughts on October 11, 2011| 17 Comments »
You can never lose love.
Or at least I have never lost it.
It resides within my heart and comes in various forms.
Sometimes it fills it to the brim and from time to time it lingers hidden in the core.
Never is my heart without it for always someone loves me or I someone,
even though at times it is hard at the moment of changing shapes.
9 years is the longest relationship- non-stop-love I have had.
When it changed its shape there was pain and grief,
but never was it lost!
Nine years of love is carried within me forever like the love from my grandfather was with me for 32 years until he died.
Is that love lost?
I think I am still carrying 32 years of continuous love with me until it is time for me to die.
So is it 32 years of love or now 36?
4 years have passed since his death and I still love him even if he is not here.
And who knows if the love my grandmother feels for me will ever be lost?
For its magnitude fills more than our hearts.
It spills over and floods into and joins all LOVE;
the positive energy that flows like an invisible wind over all man- and womankind.
Unseen by some but available to all who dare to love without expecting anything in return.
Love can´t be lost: