#MondayThoughts: Trial By Fire

There are times when you are thrown into a situation and you learn as you go.

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I can’t unfold tomorrow

Because I have to focus on today

In the middle of a pressure situation

I maintain my center of grace

Doing what I can with what I have

Little help at hand so my hands carry double

Thrown in unexpected situations

We must get in the trenches and fight through

No resentment, no anger, no bitterness

Just pump the heart with faith, hope and love

And do what needs to be done

#MondayThoughts: In The Eye of The Storm

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

Hồ Chí Minh

We have often heard that in the eye of a storm there is a calm within the surrounding forces. We see this a lot in movies depicting a storm as this massive force of destruction passing through with that momentary calm coming before the destructive forces returns.

In life we face such storms whether they be internal struggles or external hardships. In such times it is when we need to dig in our heels and stand our ground as best as possible until the storm passes. Sure, it won’t be easy but if you can maintain that calm center within and believe it will pass, then you will surely make it through.

If we lived a life without hardships and struggles, we would never fully appreciate how fragile life and beautiful life can be.

Stay inspired, keep rising.

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Thoughtful Thursday: Anchor

“Do you have an anchor? I have found that a solid anchor is indispensable to one who intends to live life fully. To have an anchor is to be centered and well grounded. It is to have a vital spiritual base.”
Steve Goodier, Joy Along the Way: Sixty-Second Readings That Make the Trip Worthwhile

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Parallel Egos

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Act I

I guess love will forever remain a mystery

This potent force, capable of moving us to great feats

and bringing us to tears

It can strip away the facade of misinterpretation

When pit bulls guard our hearts and we are perceived as cold

Only because we do not want our hearts stolen and broken again

To see you, not just look at you, but to see you

I allow myself to become open and let love penetrate through the armor

Stepping into the fires of love, once again

Act II

I find your love to be a universal harp

Delivering harmony to my heart and soul

Our state of grace is a blessing from God

I offer you love without jurisdiction

We stand as one body, parallel egos

Together, under the eyes of heaven

Love being the centering point

Around which our world revolves

Act III

Our souls must dance

Our spirits must fly

Our hearts must connect

Our minds must flow in the same direction

And we must be us

Whatever love has blessed us to be together

We must be us

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