Listening with the Heart

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“When my soul is quiet, I not only hear far better, but I want to hear what you have to say. My heart listens.”

Anonymous

When we are in a quiet state of mind, compassion is present, and we learn to value the other person. We see the good in them and genuinely want to hear their thoughts. We become more a part of each other, and begin to experience that we are all connected.

        

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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Quietly Spoken

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The most beautiful words I have ever heard, have been quietly spoken.

Somehow well meaning people, presenting arguments

never produce one piece of light

never an ounce of hope.

         

But a whisper, filled with love

makes all the difference

creating a heart

alive,

overflowing

with

powerful

beauty.

           

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Beauty and Strength

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”

John Muir

So where do you go for healing? Do you have a place in nature you can retreat to? Perhaps you have a roof top garden. Where ever you go, may you receive strength and be refreshed!

Narrative and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Cemeteries

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I cannot understand how cemeteries can be so quiet

when everything within us wants to scream

or cry…..no…or how come???

       

Perhaps it is from the ceasing of battle,

or the pain is too much

to be spoken.

        

Walking through the veil of grief, takes time.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Have a Beautiful Week

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For many of us, this is a solemn time of remembering those who have fallen in battle. May our country be worthy of their sacrifice.

As we think of our veterans, I cannot but help to think of the living, those still needing to mend from unimaginable circumstances. But there are many ways we can help, including one organization I know of, called Wounded Warriors.

 May we also remember, that the many blessings we receive are wonderful opportunities, to give to others, to make our world a better place. May beauty come from ashes.

As you create this week, remember to be a source of love and light!

We truly can make a difference.

        

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Rise and Fall

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Ever since the beginning of time the earth has been marred

by our presence, as if we had no common sense

we rise and fall, civilizations come and go

our only hope is to respect the earth

and to love each other

as intended.

      

And perhaps along the way we could write

another poem, or paint one more

masterpiece.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Earth Rejoiced

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The cultural eyes of the tribe lay dormant until the end was near

each warrior hid their souls, their true selves, until the abomination had ended,

the women kept their secrets hidden, holding them close until the right time.

But once the wars to end all wars had ceased, the people came alive again with joyful hearts,

as they waited for the earth to reclaim her kingdom, it was time they said,

to be alive, and allow their children to be reborn, to live in green meadows,

loving the old ways, and for their people to be a people once more.

All the wars were over now, even the sky called a truce

with the people, and there was freedom

for each one. The earth rejoiced.

           

Note: Influenced by First Nations/Native American writings        

Poetry © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

image from mrwallpaper via google

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”