Poems

Letting Go

 

To let go doesn’t mean to stop caring. It means I can’t do it for someone
else. To let go is not to cut myself off. It’s the realization that I
can’t control another. To let go is not to enable, but to allow learning
from natural consequences.

To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not
in my hands. To let go is not to try and change or blame another, I can
only change myself. To let go is not to care for, but to care about.

To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive. To let go is not to judge,
but to allow another to be a human being. To let go is not to be in the
middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their
own outcomes. To let go is not to be protective, it is to permit another
to face reality

To let go is not to deny, but to accept. To let go is not to nag, scold, or
argue, but to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each
day as it comes and cherish the moment.

To let go is not to criticize and regulate anyone, but to try to become
what I dream I can be. To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow
and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and love more

~Author Unknown

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Footprints

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking

along the beach with the God. Across the sky flashed scenes

from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in

the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the God.

 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked

back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times

along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest

times in his life.

 

This really bothered him and he questioned the God about it.

“God, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk

with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most

troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why when I needed most you would leave

me.”

 

The God replied, “My son, I would never leave you. During

your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of

footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

 

 
Author: Mary Stevenson Parker 

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I Am There

Do you need me? I am there.

You cannot see Me, Yet I am the light you see by.

You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.

You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.

I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.

I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.

I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.

Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as

I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith..

Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.

When you need Me, I am there.

Even if you deny Me, I am there.

Even when you feel most alone, I am there.

Even in your fears, I am there. Even in your pain, I am there.

I am there when you pray and when do not pray.

I am in you and you are in Me.

Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only

in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”

Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.

Empty your heart of empty fears.

When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.

You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.

And I am in all.

Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.

I am there because I have to be, because I am.

Only in Me does the world have meaning;

only out of Me does the world take form;

only because of Me does the world go forward.

I am the law on which the movement of the stars and

the growth of living cells are founded.

I am the love that is the law’s fulfilling. I am assurance.

I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by.

I am the love that you can cling to.

I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.

Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.

Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers,

because I know you, because I love you.

Beloved, I am there.

–James Dilet Freeman

A microfilm copy of this poem lies on the surface of the Moon where it was left in July 1971 by Apollo XV astronaut Col. James B. Irvin
[Published with deep gratitude to late James D. Freeman (1912 – 2003), a true friend and a great teacher, whose moving and musical words have provided spiritual inspiration to millions around the globe. -Editor]

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Poems

My heart was cold

 

The birds are chirruping;

The wind is blowing;

Blossom is everywhere;

But inside my heart is cold and sad for it longs to be with the one it loves…

To protect her;

To hold her;

For her to know me;

To care about me;

My heart knows this will never be for her heart is just as cold;

As I walk into a light I see her nowhere and I start walking alone;

While I was walking I remembered the last day I saw her and I began to cry;

And my heart was cold

 

By – Rajeev Misra

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I Could Not Help, THINKING!

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I could not help, thinking;
when I feel about my soul
and my conscience, mine mind invokes
to me, to go for never before!

I could not help, thinking;
when I see my desire
and heart hope, mine mind helps
to me , to make memorable !

I could not help, thinking;
when I hear about my failure
and my imperfection, mine mind empowers
to me, to free from evil!

I could not help, thinking;
when I have odoured my conspirator
and my contender, mine mind proceeds
to me, to gain by force!

I could not help, thinking;
when I converse about myself
and other, mine mind restrains
to me, to be an insolent!

By – Rajeev Misra

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