Steps of downfall and ascension
Rest on specified conditions.
We move upwards when requirements are met.
We turn savage or enlightened,
Going up and down the ladder,
Hinging on the stipulations we beget.
But when… continue reading
Solving problems by attending
To a lack seems like the answer,
But it feeds off the attention it receives.
Dales, when filled up, only deepen,
Claiming more of our attention.
Troubles thrive when we serve… continue reading
Ancient preferences and choices
Still directs the modern era,
While the grounds for their inception are surpassed.
By upholding what’s been founded
On dissimilar conditions,
The solutions we need now become suppressed.
What was based… continue reading
The truth exists on many levels. The lowest of these levels is simple information and the highest is pure understanding. In between there’s a range of perspectives, further from or closer to the truth, like… continue reading
When convinced a wrong behavior,
Based on present circumstances,
Is our basic human nature, we’re confused.
When what’s often demonstrated
Becomes commonly accepted,
Even the delightful truth will be refused.
Overtakes our way… continue reading
Under normal circumstances,
Our reactional behavior
Often tempts us to respond with equal force.
The effects of any action
Tends to cause a chain-reaction,
Lest we’re able not to imitate the source.
Don’t be triggered… continue reading
There’s a level of trust that will never rust; a deeper sense of interpersonal reliance that, no matter what happens, always remains. It’s one of our basic instincts.
It’s the same faith in each other… continue reading
When the outside world turns bitter,
We’re subconsciously responding.
We turn harsh when in submission we just kneel.
Never bend to the unkindness,
For it causes the condition.
Turn your soft and gentle nature hard… continue reading
The fear keeps us clinging
To short-term solutions,
While adequate answers need time to adjust.
The void in between,
Where results are still absent,
Requires a mixture of patience and trust.
Rethink your dependence
On… continue reading
The ideas we have directly create the reality we experience. In essence everything is neutral, but the way we think about a situation determines whether it becomes a positive or negative event. To us.
We… continue reading
Peace is all around,
But, as is its nature,
Doesn’t make a sound.
It’s, ‘cause it won’t feature,
Harder to be found.
Turmoil makes a noise.
Drawing our attention
When, as it destroys,
Causes a… continue reading
The power of believe can be restricting.
It functions on the limits of what’s known.
When facts and information are conflicting,
And the amalgamated image shown
Displays a false humanity condition,
En masse we follow… continue reading
Sharing what’s on your mind isn’t always as easy as we believe it is. There’s a difference between the easiness of expressing ourselves and the translation of what’s actually on our minds.
The thoughts we… continue reading
Where we place our focus determines, in part, whether we have a frustrating life or a satisfying one. It’s that focus that decides if we’re able to change what we see or not. And it’s… continue reading
The abnormal draws attention,
But keeps losing its attraction
After we’re familiarized with its extremes.
To secure its higher ratings
It grows even more outrages
By parading new and even stranger themes.
Odd conditions, once… continue reading
A peaceful existence is the foundation of human happiness. Not that happiness is guaranteed when we establish that existence, but it has a better chance of surfacing than when our reality is in turmoil. Peace… continue reading
The wanderer, initially unconscious of the path
And of the to-that-path belonging danger,
Began to look around with lesser certainty and dread
When where it led him to was getting stranger.
He never really noticed… continue reading
With a made up mind, intended
To be gentle or malicious,
We’re less likely to embrace the other side.
Those who linger in between
Without a purpose or objective
Will unendingly be swayed from left… continue reading
When someone talks about another, our focus will automatically be directed towards that other person. And we will automatically project what it said about them onto them.
Because of this it’s easy to think negative… continue reading
Taking only leads to taking,
Whereas giving leads to giving.
Get the way you act back under your control.
Change your thoughts to turn the current.
We can overtake the taking,
Even though the giving… continue reading
We often automatically tune in on each other’s frequency.
Whether we want to or not, and whether we’re aware of it or not, we are very sensitive to each other’s moods and to the emotional… continue reading
When you’re looking in the mirror
And perceive what you reflect
Is the image getting clearer?
Do you see what you expect?
When submerged in self-reflection
Can you instantly reply
When you see an imperfection?… continue reading
A stronger voice or conscience,
By exploring moral venues,
Has a way of placing demons in our heads.
Discrepancies between what
We assess and lack in doing
Can initially form shame, guilt or regrets.
The… continue reading
We make choices within choices
As we travel through our lifetime,
Always slicing off more pieces of the pie.
The full range of likely options
Slowly fades from our perception.
We get fixed by what… continue reading
When obscured by ignorance,
Divided from its root,
There’s no longing to advance
The principle of good.
What was planted long ago
In ancient times of need
Has no chance to further grow
When we… continue reading
Keep fighting in winter
And springtime will follow.
The fall is its cardinal reason.
By summertime winter-found
Wisdom starts fading,
Which sets in the following season.
Just fighting when needed
Will keep us defeated.
We’ll… continue reading
When the good of heart don’t recognize their beauty,
In a world that finds applause for what is crude,
They forget to carry out their highest duty,
Since it undermines the needed fortitude.
It provokes… continue reading
When it comes to strength of mind there is, not unlike outer and inner beauty, an appearance and an actual state. In the society we’ve created around us we’re focused mainly on the image of… continue reading
Most our negative conclusions
Are produced by resonating
With the reigning overall mentality.
By adjusting to the background
We’re increasing its vibration.
Overcome the harmonizing tendency.
Only when we self-determine
And establish our position
Can… continue reading
Changing clouds of black birds flying
By my window as I write,
Tempting me to keep on spying;
Every night my eyes are prying
Till they’re lost in dying light.
Held in trance while they’re… continue reading
With what we say and think we keep ourselves and each other down, while we are capable of reaching loftier elevations when we choose our words and convictions carefully.
“We’re only human” is a phrase… continue reading
It appears when there’s no exit
to be seen in times of trouble,
neon-signing those at dead ends to step through.
When you keep the option open,
it pops up around each corner;
it keeps… continue reading
Oversee your situation
From an uninvolved perspective.
Watch yourself as seen from an objective view.
Meditate on your behavior
As unbiased, neutral party.
From above you might perceive the hidden clue
That’s undoubtedly required
To… continue reading
The fail of dedication
And the discipline to change
Is not the limitation
Or potential of our range.
It lies in expectation
Of uncertainties and lies
And amplified frustration
After failure of our tries.
Undo… continue reading
When you make it to the midway station,
You’re still left with halve the transformation.
When you fought the thoughts that kept you under,
You still have to find the… continue reading
Love creates love. Pain creates pain. Neither of them ever goes unanswered.
The emotional pain we inflict, whether it’s done consciously or unconsciously, always seeks an outlet. Sometimes we hurt others and sometimes we hurt… continue reading
Minds, when left uneducated,
Mimic what they meet,
To, when never interrupted,
Broadcast on repeat.
With our thoughts left undiscovered,
We can’t intervene.
We can redirect our reason
Only when we screen.
Minds can, once… continue reading
Never settle for the darkness.
It produces less and less
Of the hope sustaining twilight.
When you’re caught up in the night
Don’t head back towards the evening.
Letting go of what you cling
To,… continue reading
Time passes by
For no reason
Without us truly knowing
From season to season
Hidden from the eye
In moments of treason
Always there and never slowing
Time passes by
Succeeding and foregoing… continue reading
We form images
We meet people,
Old and new.
We use references
To include them
In our view.
What we’re witnessing
Of what is.
It starts vanishing
The… continue reading
When we’re overtaken by the dark
Any form of light is kept from burning.
When the doubtful shadow leaves its mark
We’re kept undermined and kept from learning.
Only when we one day see a… continue reading
We are divided on many levels. The distinctions we perceive form invisible barriers that stand in between us, which prevent us from truly connecting with one another.
It’s within our power to develop a universal… continue reading
Thoughts are like water, forming a river passing by as they come and go. The more we let them freely flow the bigger the stream becomes.
But the river can also be blocked. This happens… continue reading
When someone says something negative about another, that negativity may not be an aspect of that other person. Always determine the source of what is said. It often requires you to look the other way,… continue reading
The knight was looking forward to returning to his castle.
But just before arriving he got caught up in a hassle.
Without him even knowing he was followed on his journey
By bandits who were… continue reading
Wisdom comes to the good of heart,
But good requires wisdom.
Just with both held in high regard
Can we unlock its kingdom.
Ignorance of the blind of mind
Itself won’t seek the entrance.
Unaware… continue reading
A many situation can prevent us being gentle.
It happens when we let ourselves be partial or judgmental.
With what we think we can be made to sever our connection.
It interrupts our natural and… continue reading
Once so often change perspective.
View an image from all sides.
See if it remains intact if
It discloses what it hides.
Fight off the familiar bias.
Always look for something new.
See what we… continue reading
Keep on hoping.
End up coping.
By excluding a condition
You can’t finish a transition.
Many factors work together
To produce a changing… continue reading
Travels on my path.
Weighs upon my tread.
Ties me to my trail.
Struggles to prevail.
Chases on my track.
Tends to push… continue reading
You may not even realize it, but you have more senses than you think.
The traditional senses, which include sight, sound, touch, smell and taste – and echo-location if you’re a bat – evolved to… continue reading
Insight brings darkness
Before it brings light.
It shows us what’s wrong
Before how to make right.
When fixed on the shadow
We’re put in a trance.
Just they who look forward
Can further advance.… continue reading
Censorship and total freedom
Are extremes of the same spectrum,
Both removed from the more healthful midway thought.
Both conditions are off-center:
One won’t say what must be mentioned
And the other keeps declaring what… continue reading
You’re turning the key
But the door won’t unlock.
The more you push/pull it
The more it gets stuck.
What leaves when it’s shackled
Returns when it’s free.
The opposite answer
Is often the key.… continue reading
Most of us can’t see a lie
Until it’s been exposed.
It’s negated by the truth
Whenever it’s disclosed.
Falsehood is allowed to thrive
When it’s still self-contained,
But will be disproven by
The truth… continue reading
When we lose our inner guide
Through self-neglect divorce.
We may drift off out of sight
From our inherit shores.
They who fail to look inside
To harness their own source
Cling to the external… continue reading
Life is seemingly complicated
Till it’s thoroughly understood.
When not logically validated
It’s undoubtedly misconstrued.
When deficiently contemplated
It’s apparently mystified.
It’s imperfectly estimated
Till sufficiently clarified.
When entirely motivated
To productively recognize
What is… continue reading
Allow your irritations.
They enlarge when they’re refused.
Acknowledge your frustrations.
They die down when they’re defused.
Admit your complications
When denied they build up strain.
Respect your limitations
Or their tension will remain.
We’ll… continue reading
Whether there’s no good or evil,
There’s just always wrong and right.
Where there’s order or upheaval
We exist in day or night.
Rise above the superficial.
Judge the action and intent.
Contemplate what’s beneficial… continue reading
Release your ties to what once was.
When on the past you dwell,
By clinging to a distant cause,
It forms a binding spell.
Forget about what’s in the past,
For yesterday is gone.
Don’t… continue reading
Creation of prosperity
Can’t take the easy way.
When laughter lacks sincerity
It often leads astray.
An overall euphoria
Can’t be upheld at once.
The cardinal criteria
Is patience given chance.
The real pursuit of… continue reading
Once aware you can’t unnotice.
Once you know you can’t unlearn.
Always welcome what’s discovered
Passed the point of no return.
What’s been seen keeps reemerging.
What’s revealed can’t be denied.
Don’t rebel against what’s… continue reading
Each wrong step leads to another,
Like white steps negate the black.
Face the past and change your heading.
Never think you can’t go back.
When convinced there’s no returning
You solidify your fate.
A… continue reading
What’s empty will empty.
What’s full will refill.
What’s picked up starts rising.
What’s dropped goes downhill.
What’s broken keeps breaking.
What’s whole will repair.
What’s backwards can U-turn
Once it grows aware.
What’s given… continue reading
When below a certain threshold,
Our collective body plunges
Ever faster. Darker matters make us drop.
When the weight is overwhelming
We start pulling down each other,
Further hindering the efforts going up.
We descent… continue reading
Looking for a future love,
While love is in the past,
Will not ever be enough.
What’s not will never last.
What’s been born of emptiness
Remains an endless spill.
Only direct happiness
Feeds love… continue reading
When we contemplate, we don’t always do so consciously or by choice. Contemplation can namely also be triggered by what we experience. We can be well on our way of over-thinking the reality of our… continue reading
New insight makes us realize.
It’s shocking when it flashes.
And in these moments of surprise
It’s as if lightning crashes.
We’re always briefly energized
When bolts of truth are striking,
And positively mesmerized
Before… continue reading
The love of the heart
And the love of the mind
Don’t always agree on the matter.
And emotional find
Aren’t always connected together.
They each have a sphere
In a different domain,… continue reading
Birds of a feather
Will flock together,
But better they scatter some more
Forever, to better
Their flight and see whether
Their feather is one to adore.
If not let it shatter,
No matter the… continue reading
When you alter your approach towards others, they will alter their approach towards you.
This is true in a general fashion. In specific situations it may not always seem to be so. And since specific… continue reading
With figures perfect made
In all the places
Mischief they create
Pure of heart
With empathy for all
In worlds apart
When anger to them… continue reading
Look beyond the given meaning,
the proclaimed interpretation
and the reason-less assumption when you read.
Neutral words are empty vessels
that adjust to what’s been added.
In their changed-to-fit condition they mislead.
Always keep your… continue reading
Speaking ill becomes contagious
when we mirror the behavior,
and it builds up in the air if we don’t quit.
Every mind become unhealthy
when we sicken our surroundings.
We’re infected by the virus we… continue reading
We made progress in surmounting
the survival of the fittest
on a physical, environmental scale.
But the struggle must be conquered
also on a mental level.
As before, perform together to prevail.
We can’t reach… continue reading
Darkened minds perceive existence
as a darker iteration
of reality. The colored circumstance
Is a foul interpretation
that produces, without knowing,
its own status-reaffirming evidence.
What you see and what’s occurring
are distinct from one… continue reading
Awareness, as in being aware of your actions, is not something we automatically have or not; it’s something we build up over time. And if we’re not actively looking for it, it grows slow, because… continue reading
When we think of ego, we often think about the characteristics of people who see themselves as more or better than others, like arrogance, selfishness, pride or self-importance. But the truth is that the opposite… continue reading
Since the dark invites more darkness,
we get stuck in its condition.
It takes unfamiliar measures to break free.
We’re closed off from the solution
when we’re caught up in the problem.
Come to understand… continue reading
When the outside world is shouting,
laying claim to our attention,
it gets harder to detect the voice within.
Yet, she keeps disseminating
her pure, unaffected message
and the promise of true happiness therein.
Deeply… continue reading
Treasure hides in three dimensions.
There’s material possession,
acquisition of the mind and goods of heart.
With our eyes in one direction
we can’t go up in the others;
there’s no gain in the dimensions… continue reading
There’s no tool forged good or evil,
but in time, by how they’re handled,
they might be as either one identified.
When as black manipulated
they can lose their whiter function.
Don’t judge instruments by… continue reading
Gaining new understanding is like entering a new reality. What we previously accepted to be our world of belief will shake on its very foundations when new insight comes to light.
Fear is an inevitability… continue reading
Truth is white, and always scattered;
it appears as many colors.
Merge more viewpoints to approximate what’s true.
Look beyond your saturation
to increase your coloration.
Truth reveals itself as a mosaic view.
Keep exploring… continue reading
Do you remember when you were a child and everything looked magical and amazing? That’s because everything was new and exciting. Our eyes were automatically drawn to them, because our mind had something new to… continue reading
We’re (sub)consciously connected
through a net of interactions,
as we influence each other day by day.
By unendingly reacting
to reaction to our actions
we increase the output of what we display.
We’re in unison… continue reading
Vicious circles are sometimes just circles, but sometimes they are like snowballs becoming bigger and bigger as they roll down the slopes of time. What once started as an incident between a few people can,… continue reading
Breaking free demands two choices.
First of all there’s the decision
to oppose the limitations you perceive.
Yet, positions of resistance
are still tethered indirectly
to the circumstance you try to fight and leave.
Free… continue reading
We have two basic needs that, when the circumstances are far from ideal, have the potential to contradict one another: the need to be ourselves and the need to belong together.
When we’re part of… continue reading
In the old days, cultures were pretty isolated from each other. They had their own geographical location, and with it room to grow and flourish on their own. Outside influence was almost non-existent and wouldn’t… continue reading
See and own your contribution
to what you observe around you.
We interpret with our current state of mind.
Our reality’s a mirror,
showing higher self-awareness
once you spot the portion you yourself designed.
While… continue reading
Solutions are often counterintuitive.
When we experience a problem, the first thing we do is complain about it. Maybe not by expressing it in words, but almost certainly by thinking it and by showing it.… continue reading
There are closed and open secrets:
tricks for hiding information
and enigmas made of insight meant to find.
Pay attention to the riddles
to enhance you higher vision;
concentrating on a ploy will only blind.… continue reading
are intrinsically connected
to what’s happening on a collective scale.
When the world’s at lower footings,
any personal ascension
beyond any certain point’s of no avail.
Downing others to rise higher
only lowers… continue reading
Opposition is resisted.
When conditions are confronted,
in defense they first produce a heightened state.
When your mental states are surging,
don’t give in to their inflation
to maintain the current status they create.
Doubt… continue reading
On a psychological level we’re all constantly in a dance with one another. When one takes a step forwards, the other automatically takes a step back, and when one takes a step back, the other… continue reading
In our physical dimension
we can fight what we encounter,
since we’re able to engage what can be seen.
On the psychic plane, however,
we must gather understanding
to be able to perceive and intervene.… continue reading
Sometimes it seems as if we’re giving too much love, that all the love we give doesn’t seem to be enough or even that the love we give is never recognized or appreciated.
That’s because… continue reading
Energizing any changes
is impossible or trying
with a total system failure in effect.
aren’t allowed by self-rejection;
when a positive self-image is defect.
Change the overall objective
to empower the components;
they’re… continue reading
We see spans of gray located
in a larger total spectrum;
we each have a private reach in constant change.
We see black and white according
to the limits of our vision;
more distorted when… continue reading
Thoughts we have can be conflicting
‘cause they well up from two sources.
Some articulate sensations from within.
Other thoughts we have are foreign,
like an alien invasion,
from around originating, nestling in.
Stand behind… continue reading
It takes effort to stay neutral.
We’re inclined to choose position.
Over time, adopted viewpoints even stay.
Find your way back to the middle
once you’re placed in opposition,
but beware of the impending oversway.… continue reading
Under undistorted circumstances, helping someone brings its own rewards. That reward being feeling good about yourself. This inner bonus is part of the timeless, yet simple principle of “you get what you give”, which applies… continue reading
We all form behavioral patterns based on our personal situation and history. In a way they develop to make life easier for us; automatic responses help us effectively handle the reality of our circumstances.
In… continue reading
There’s no flip-side to the fortune
when it comes to inner treasure:
you won’t end up being subject to its reign;
A possession can’t be stolen
and will double when donated;
each investment in yourself… continue reading
People mimic your behavior.
Change a world of adversaries,
over time, into a world of partnership.
To establish new conditions
seems to be a distant journey,
but is really only just a one step trip.… continue reading
When we run away from something we often get lost.
Whether it’s an unwanted situation, convictions that no longer make sense or an unhealthy condition in our social life, the urge to want to get… continue reading
There’s a choice or there’s no option:
either forced by circumstances
or prepared to go by answering a call.
When the voice is disappearing,
all because we stop to listen,
The Alternative will happen to us… continue reading
Change is often hard. Especially when it concerns real and lasting change; the change that requires us to let go of something that we have and grab onto something new.
There are two factors that… continue reading
Every movement has a cycle.
There are many wheels in motion
for the benefit of many, some or all.
First we’re raised by their rotation,
but beyond their height of power,
if we don’t let… continue reading
Don’t project your fears from the past onto your current status quo.
Fear has a way of carrying itself over into new situations. It makes us perceive new conditions as equally scary and with it,… continue reading
Don’t believe what is presented.
What surrounds us is a symptom,
but when looked at it will register as cause.
Our condition is reflected.
Never trust the mirror image.
It’s what magnifies our self-imagined flaws.… continue reading
New terrain is never solid.
After change or transformation
comes a period of instability.
An intended destination
is still missing on arrival.
Get acquainted with your new reality.
Keep supporting the foundation
that provided your… continue reading
Have you ever wondered about what your life would look like if you we’re born somewhere else? Or in different times? Or as someone else?
As off birth our minds are growing, at first filling… continue reading
Once revealed, some things can’t vanish.
When unconscious of our actions
we will never know if what we do is right.
Before we can see what’s righteous
we must look at our wrongdoings.
There’s a… continue reading
We all share a human template,
both in body and in spirit.
Unprovoked we’d still be trusting and benign.
Only due to interference
from belligerent surroundings
we lose track off our original design.
With our blueprint overwritten
by inhuman thought-constructions,… continue reading
When it looms on the horizon,
never run away in panic;
fear’s an entity producing its own rise.
If we back off, it enlarges.
See through its deceptive nature;
distance is reversed related to its… continue reading
It’s not difficult, when thinking
something someone must be thinking,
to forget it’s in reality your thought.
It seems evident to listen
to the ones who points at others,
when in fact they’re pointing our… continue reading
At their point of intersection
both realities are calling
simultaneously. Stop going back and forth.
Where the old and new conditions
are both equally attractive,
one gets stronger when the other is ignored.
Make a… continue reading
Doing half the calculation
when you contemplate an action
may produce an unsought opposite effect.
Make a foresight estimation
to see whether brief additions
don’t in fact, as lasting consequence, subtract.
Without eye for what… continue reading