Taking the Ride

 

“When you are on the dancefloor, there is nothing to do but dance.”
― Umberto Eco

 

How often do sign up for something such as a relationship, a job or even an outing with friends and then when things get rough we either complain or bail? One of my favourite expressions is “I bought ticket so now we take the ride” tho Umberto Eco says it more elegantly in the above quote. In other words, if I engage in something than I need to take responsibility for how it turns out whether that be good, bad or otherwise. That doesn’t mean staying in a bad situation as much as it means accepting what comes and making informed decisions based on the highest good for all.
Blessings, G

 

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HypercubeHypercube by G A Rosenberg

 

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Strange Discovery Waltz — A Bit of Doggerel

 

“Each man had only one genuine vocation – to find the way to himself….His task was to discover his own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

I find it to be the oddest dance
this search for self-discovery
two step forwards one step back
I make a quick recovery
then one step forwards and then back two
spin in place and fro and two

 

Still there’s progress to be made
meditation, study, prayer
all the screw ups , the lessons learned
another chance to conquer fear
and yet it seems to move so slow
getting caught up in what I think I know.

 

Yet in this slow frustrating dance
A kind of peace has come to me
If I had never seen my chains
then freedom I would never see
So I’ll continue without slack
this two steps forward, one step back

 

Blessings, G

 

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Exploding PeacockExploding Peacock by G A Rosenberg

 

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Yesterday Selves and Tomorrow Mes

 

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou

 

Today I surrender who I’ve been for who I am. Tomorrow I’ll do the same.There is joy in the surrender but also sorrow. There is pain that I’ve grown so accustomed to that it has become a friend. Letting go of it is akin to losing a loved one. I know tho that I’ll be better without it and the scar will be cool. I will sacrifice innocence for inner sense tho I long to regain it. Trust gives way to wariness and finds its way back like waves along the shore. Like so many things tho it is not an on/off binary switch but a dimmer switch with many graduations. I’ve learned who to trust and how much. Thus I’ve gained wisdom which is beautiful tho have lost a stunning naiveté My love also has gained depth and focus and perhaps expansion as well. With luck and an openness to learn, age gives dimensionality. We become less stock actors and more and more ourself. Yet nothing worthwhile comes without a price. So I will mourn my yesterday selves and know that I will join them. Someone looked on in fondness by the tomorrow mes.
Blessings, G

 

Thank you Maya Angelou for incarnating and Blessings on your journey. Your words from time to time have served as a compass for me.

 

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Wielder of PowerEnergy Wielder by G A Rosenberg

 

Petal ExplosionPetal Explosion by G A Rosenberg

 

My Life flowing…

 

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”
— Hermann Hesse

 

I see my life as a river flowing
laid out in eternity
existing at once
with currents of memory
connecting moment to moment
To sail along my river
is to understand
the riptides and the doldrums
the gentleness and wildness
and the patterns that exist within
Travel with me for a time
walk along my banks
or skinny dip in my depths
or perhaps just float along
in my embrace
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

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Heart Centred 2 copyHeart Centred by G A Rosenberg

 

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Simple Understanding

 

“One should use common words to say uncommon things”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

 

One of the qualities that I have been working on in myself is to have the clarity necessary to speak deep truths in a simple way. Understanding is wonderful but if I can’t convey what I understand in a simple way to others than it is next to useless. What’s more if I can’t explain it simply do I fully understand or am I just intellectualizing? In these days of internet connection, knowledge is easy to come by, understanding much less so. It is the difference between having a warehouse full of food and feeding people.
Blessings, G

 

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Window on a New WorldWindow on a New World by G A Rosenberg

 

EchoesEchoes by G A Rosenberg

 

Down the RingsDown the Rings by G A Rosenberg