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Between The Lines

Flowers And Lines

Everything that exists is one being. You are
A mirror that reflects light and I’m looking in
The mirror. What prevents me from seeing clearly
Are my own misperceptions. What I want to see
Is the light but there’s smoke in the way. It’s akin
To the darkness that happens with a dying star.

I can’t see the pure love. I’ve a distorted view
Of everything. Ever since I was a child I
Had made many agreements with those who raised me
And with governing structures of society.
Seldom did I ever think to ask myself why
Living up to most of them was so hard to do.

We have been told our entire lives that we need to
Respect elders and authority and we’re told
That we aren’t good enough to pursue certain things
And that thinking about doing them only brings
About failure. We succumb to these manifold
Destructive affirmations and bleak points of view.

Most agreements that I’ve made are old and worn out.
Some are not even truthful. I need to get rid
Of the ones that are no longer helpful to me.
Once the smoke begins clearing how nice it will be.
What’s been done that’s not working can now be undid.
Making new agreements is worth thinking about.

Mirror Reflections

Reflection

You’re always authoring your field of awareness.
It’s your mind screen. It’s all the experiences
That make up your life. You are not just you. You are
Everything that surrounds you. It may sound bizarre
But it’s true that the reflection you offer says
Much about you. There’s nothing that you can suppress.

Your field of awareness extends beyond your skin.
It includes all the people you’re with, the places
You go to, and your general life circumstance.
What takes place in a mirror can’t happen by chance.
When you move your reflection moves by the graces
Of reality if it’s what you believe in.

“They’re a mirror.” You’ve had people say this to you
Often when you’re complaining about someone who
You don’t like. What they mean is there’s something in you
That attracts that odd person. So what can you do?
You can change that reflection to one with a new
Mirror image – one with a more accurate view.

The world is your reflection but you get to choose
What gets mirrored back to you so be discerning
About your mirrors and the image you project.
Be more judgmental about which ones you select
For reflection. Your life is about returning
To a state where your mirrors uplift and amuse.

Wisdom

The Natural Result Of Experience

Not from books do we get it. Not all who are old
Have attained this grand virtue. This is not to say
That books cannot contain it and that older folk
Are all somehow demented. One can yet evoke
Genuine wisdom from anyone anyway,
And the way it’s distributed is manifold.

Waiting for circumstances to change so you can
Feel good is like looking into a mirror and
Waiting for your reflection to smile at you first.
It’s of no use and it is harmful at its worst.
If you want change then it is by your own command.
Search the depths of your soul to come up with a plan.

Remember, even false beliefs will seem to be
Justified in terms of physical data, since
Your experience of the world that is outside
Is its realization. It can’t be denied.
It takes only its repetition to convince
Everyone of its truthfulness uncannily.

With the raw material of you ideas
Work with exclusively though the data may seem
To be true obviously. Your experience
If it is changed will give you a new common sense.
Ideas will alter to express a new theme.
You will learn to dispense with the thinking that was.

Influenced By The Future You

From The Self Yet Becoming

A version of your future self does now exist.
In your mind’s eye, imagine how that one would be
Doing things differently and take careful note.
This idea may seem to some rather remote
But if you are open to being completely
In alignment this exercise can’t be dismissed.

Watch this self of the future and imagine how
It would feel about everything you’re doing now.
Imagine if that self is doing the same things
In the same way it’s done them. This pondering brings
On a flood of insight if you will but allow
The connection to happen. Do make it your vow.

More aligned with your passion your future self is.
Try to mimic in every way how it behaves.
It would be more the way you would want it to be.
Watch the differences and you will clearly see
All that it is that you’re doing that only enslaves
And propels you into over analysis.

Mirroring the behaviors of the future you
Pulls you in the direction of how things could be.
Rather than your remembering ways of the past
Which will anchor you to your prevailing contrast,
Information and images come easily
To help you on your journey in all that you do.