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xx”It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.”
— Mark Epstein


If it is true that when we give advice to others, we are advising our past selves than I must have a lot to say to the younger mes because I sure seem to give a lot of advice and tho most of it is asked for I have a feeling I don’t have people going away needing more.
Perhaps if I look at what I tell others I can grasp what I feel I needed to hear and maybe discover some steps along the way. I talk to people a lot about not taking their situations so seriously and to find the humour. I also tend to talk a lot about when you’re in the hole, looking at the big picture doesn’t seem to help so much, that its ok to figure out just the next thing you have to do and then do it. Solving anyone’s problems is just too big. Helping someone figure out
just what the next step is is relatively easy.
I am also starting to advise more and more on the value of qualitative conversation. If anything you say to another person in your life seems to cause conflict than wait awhile before you speak. Who needs the conflict?
I can see how all of these things could have helped me in the past and perhaps how they can help me in the future.
Blessings, G


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Fox DreamFox Dream by G A Rosenberg


ContemplateatingCon-template-ing by G A Rosenberg


Communication Breakdown


“I don’t take anything personally. I am a secondary character in other people’s stories. I know that whatever people say about me is just a projection of their image of me. It has nothing to do with me.”
— Miguel Angel Ruiz


Would that that attitude was easy to come by yet I personalize everything. It’s not that I care what any one person thinks of me. Intellectually I know that that is none of my business. Yet I wish to be understood and grasped by someone. I wish for that feeling of true communication yet it seems rare indeed.
Blessings, G

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An Active FriendAn Active Friend by G A Rosenberg


Sea KingdomSea Kingdom by G A Rosenberg


Understanding in the Stars


“Human beings do not perceive things whole; we are not gods but wounded creatures, cracked lenses, capable only of fractured perceptions.”
— Salman Rushdie


Fractal truths unfolding before me
Each being contains unique universes.
We transmit knowledge imperfectly
in our own language
and struggle to connect
with galaxies that were never our own.
Yet somewhere some force
has brought us together
We know each other’s peaceful intent
Listen to my stars and reach out
Love is possible between universes
and perhaps even understanding
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Exploration2Exploration and Discovery by G A Rosenberg


Life-Death in aRainbow RockLife/Death in a Rainbow Rock by G A Rosenberg


Right Words? A Communication Wordplay


“I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.”
— Samuel Beckett


I have no words yet still I’m asked to speak. No subject or object tho plenty of objection. Shall I speak of the peace I seek yet find only pieces of? Will whispered words of social grace with no content make you content? What are the right wards that will keep away your loneliness and how shall I utter them? Do you wish communication without communion between us or interlocution when neither of us can find ourselves?
I can offer you my thoughts but don’t know whether you can weather the storm. I burn for understanding yet is it to know or to be known, that is unbeknownst.
I will hold your hands in silence and perhaps that will be enough.


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Winter LordWinter Lord by G A Rosenberg


Inspiration GeneratorInspiration Generator by G A Rosenberg


Obscure Languages


“I want to understand you, I study your obscure language.”
— Alexander Pushkin


We believe we share a common language but we are mistaken. Oh we use the same words and they sound the same but we differ in meaning and nuance. Our symbolisms differ sometimes a little and sometimes a great deal. To me it’s not half as surprising that we misunderstand each other so often as that at times we manage to communicate at all. That borders on the miraculous.
Each person has their own key and codex that we can learn each step of the way. We can start out easy by asking someone what they mean when they use a different word. We can learn sense modalities and come to understand the symbolism that underlays their expression. This all takes time and patience. It’s worthwhile tho. I don’t know that there is a greater joy than true communication with another except possibly clear communication with our inner selves and the outer universe.
Blessings, G


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Outside the Pattern He Tends to BusinessOutside the Pattern He Tends To Business by G A Rosenberg


Labyrinth2Labyrinth by G A Rosenberg


The Eyes of BaphometThe Eyes of Baphomet by G A Rosenberg


Silent Messages Sent


“I write you many letters with pens which are not seen. Do you receive them?”
— Emily Dickinson


So many words
that never pass my lips
Unexpressed thoughts
sent by heart
with unsure delivery.
So many things
I want to tell you
about mistakes made
hopes and fears
and a burning desire
to somehow make things right
to fix what’s shattered
and to turn back the clock
to times when things could have been…different
but now the words would go unheard
and messages unopened
only the love gets sent
and received?
well that’s another story
yet still.. yet still
I dream
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Born of the CityBorn of the City by G A Rosenberg


Seeking Answers in a Confused SpaceSeeking Answers in a Confused Space by G A Rosenberg