Visions of Greater Understanding


“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is, before all, to make you see.”
— Joseph Conrad


To me coming to a greater understanding of both myself and the universe is about being open. This includes being open to new perspective and ideas, even ones which may seem anathema to what I have always believed. I have seen the problems that can come by identifying too strongly with my beliefs and seeing a challenge to my beliefs as a challenge to myself. I want my beliefs and everything about myself to be challenged constantly. Show me a better way of looking at things and I will embrace it at least to the extent of evaluating it both logically and viscerally to see if it is one that I can integrate into my own world view. Once I do that I hope to find a new challenge and another one because each new understanding brings me closer to a greater truth.
Blessings, G


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Destroyer of WorldsDestroyer of Worlds by G A Rosenberg


Distortions in a Rounded ExistenceDistortions in a Rounded Existence by G A Rosenberg


Persistance Through Adversity — Doggerel for a Summer’s Evening


“It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.”
― Joseph Conrad


Missteps in life
Missteps in art
sometimes the balance
just falls apart


Seems I’ve tried
and I know I’ve failed
behind many others
I seemed destined to trail


Better to try
something I’ve never done
then stay at home
with all songs unsung


I’ll aim for a mile
if I only get half
than that’s eight eighty yards
I might as well laugh


It’s half mile more
than those who never left
so yeah I’m making distance
it’s them who’s bereft


If I find I’ve run
in the wrong direction
I just shake my head
and make a correction


For things set in motion
tend to stay that way
If I stay at rest
than I’ve wasted a day


or why not waste two
why should I go on?
Making mistakes
never game one


With each failure I learn
a new way to try
Even if I lose
I’m beginning to fly
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G

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The Phoenix ShieldThe Phoenix Shield by G A Rosenberg


Of Myths and RitualRitual Forces by G A Rosenberg


Facing It


“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”
― Joseph Conrad


Facing my own ignorance rather than arguing for it.
Facing my own lack of discipline rather than justifying it.
Facing my odd turns of thoughts and accepting them
Facing the things I don’t want to face.
Facing the injustices in front of me rather than decrying those in the world.
Facing my own inaction.
Facing my own joy in hopeless situations
Facing my partner with honesty and an open heart.
Facing my son through good and bad
Facing the sunset.
Facing the young children at play.
Facing the random acts of kindness performed by strangers.
Facing the joy in an old woman’s face watching her grandchildren
Facing lovers walking arm in arm
Facing the animals at play
Facing that their are good things in this world.
Sometimes it is as difficult to face the good as it is the bad. The difference between the two is not a constant but a variable and where the line falls can vary according to both the perceiver and the context in which they are perceived.
Blessings, G


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Within the PatternWithin the Pattern by G A Rosenberg


EncroachmentEncroachment by G A Rosenberg