A exploration of spiritual stillness, 30 day fast of reading, studying and practicing the 26th verse of Tao Te Ching. (Living Calmly) The month long spiritual exercise in accepting and being gracious for what lies ahead.  Being a avid hack writer, I’ll post 30 days consecutively, thoughts on “Being Content.” Poems, exercises, take-home assignments, etc.


Day 28, A Spirit Within

devastation about, a scream vibrate the vocal cords
helpless without respites, a divine intervention summoned hastily
her trembling voice rumbles rain-filled clouds and disappears
the exhausted gladiator pierces heaven with another bellow,
“Awake, death approaches yet I am alone.”
a eminent stream reaches atop her breasts,
tighten the mouth speechless, a blacken reflection
a rain drops melody calms
death greets silently, so shall she…
colorful eyes fade, a whisper breath…


Shall you give up?

There is never a reason to give up.  If you started with one shoe, get in a one shoe contest. Whatever you have to offer, get about the business of living it.

You can reinvent your life. It may be a long journey and directions unclear at times, but its there for the taking.  Raise your consciousness, shove new ideals in your mind.  Meet like-minded individuals who had struggles and didn’t give up.

The past’s a record which no longer exist. Don’t use it for motivation, for you keep it alive, rid yourself of it. Stay right here, right now, positively moving forward at a snail pace if need be.


Reinvent Yourself

Careful your plans, speak occasionally and never to many. You can not learn to climb a tree from ground dwellers. Some people need your failures to quantify their lives, they live comfortably with your mishaps.  Rid yourself of such shallow people.

The hardest part of reinventing yourself is believing it can be done. Its important to surround self with like-minded people. Make sure you are not in a basket of oranges and you’re a apple. Don’t be afraid to make tough decisions concerning your life.  Fear cripples.


Do Life in Peace

Live in peace, no need to hate or create an enemy to reinvent yourself. A bad ex, poor parents can not be your motivation, soon you’ll become what you hate.  Look and listen to people who speak in pain, they’ve become the hate which they hated.

Soft the way to a new you, surrender all forms of hate and indifference. You can do it, don’t give up so easily.  Life begun today, you just left the womb.  Start over right now.

The Invisible Dragon