Love is a funny thing;
It lightens your soul
and brings you firmly back to ground.
It lifts your spirits,
And makes you want more…
It fills your heart, your essence, your being
And in the next instant it can turn so ugly,
as communication breaks down
And once accepted contentment
becomes a bore.
But highs and lows are what life’s all about
And love is a round circle that never ends –
not deep down.
Love springs from birth,
from a chance meeting,
or from general drinking –
If it’s worth it,
it’s love, never ending.
Whether family, friends or companion,
love begets love,
and the world keeps turning.
A beautiful friend of mine found the following on Facebook and linked me to it… I think she could tell how fully I can relate, and I love her all the more for knowing my soul inside out:
I would rather pass my days lying in the middle of dirt roads, staring at the full moon with a bottle of summer red in my palms.
I would rather have kids when it suits me, not when society expects or throws shoulds.
I would rather live in a hammock on a beach for six months, and write like my soul means it.
I would rather be horribly broke at times, than married to a job because a mortgage payment has my ass on a hook.
I would rather own moments, than investments.
I would rather swim naked with bio-luminescence, have it fall like fireflies from my hair, my breasts, my back.
I would rather do handstands naked in the moonlight when no one’s watching than pick bridesmaid dresses.
I would rather drink seven year old rum from a sandy bottle, smell of smoke and ash than sit in church.
I would rather learn from life than rack up debt, in a desk.
I would rather drink the ocean, again and again—celebrate being madly alive.
I would rather my love be defined by love itself, and nothing more or less.
I would rather take the chicken bus, than spend useless money in safe gated communities. Sit beside a goat, listen to raggaeton and eat green mango with sugar in a plastic bag sold from the woman who harasses the bus each time it stops.
I do not need a degree to prove that I am intelligent.
I do not need to own a piece of earth with some wood on top of it—to feel successful. No one truly owns the land, anyway—we just think we do.
I will take a job I love and freedom over a pension, any day.
I will not work and work and work to live when my body is old and I am tired.
Stocks are for people who get boners from money.
Not everyone should have kids, and my eggs aren’t expiring.
I will not drink the societal Kool-Aid on a bus, nor will I drink it on a train.
Not on a plane, with a goat, in the rain, in the dark, in a tree, with a fox, in a box!
I will not jump through societies’ hoops and red tape, the treasure hunt in the rat race we chase.
If we must have milestones—mine will be measured by how much joy I have collected at the end of each day and how often in this life I have truly, deeply, opened.
Seek, see, love, do.
– Janne Robinson, Author
What an inspiring woman! 🙂 Thanks Janne!
In a time when we are consistently bombarded with information, quite a lot of which can be considered as opinions rather than facts, and especially on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I’d like to provide you with an overview of
from blogger Melody over at SEAGIRLL.
Knowledge is power.
Sir Francis Bacon, “ipsa scientia potestas est” (knowledge itself is power). Meditationes Sacrae (1597)
With power comes great responsibility.
See following for further info: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/07/23/great-power/
From the Individual to the Global Scale: Greed, Hatred and Ignorance Cause Suffering: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/myjourneyofconscience/2015/01/23/from-the-individual-to-the-global-scale-greed-hatred-and-ignorance-cause-suffering/
SO LET US ALL GET BETTER EDUCATED!
Thanks, Melody – I am still learning every day! 🙂
On the subject of “we are one“, this video clip made me well up – we really are all immigrants, and there is no better way to prove it than through DNA test analysis.
Please take a moment to appreciate this truly beautiful insight into human DNA and migration across our little planet called Earth.
#onelove #peace #weareone
I saw one quote from Mary “Mother” Jones, and I had to read more on this amazing woman, especially as I feel that I can relate very much to the quote:
“I am an organizer, an agitator and an aggravator. I act because I love humanity.”
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, 1905
Some of her other quotes are pretty damn motivating as well, and you can see how she could have riled up the authorities with her opinions and “fight not flight” attitude to life:
For more info on Mary “Mother” Jones:
It is wonderful to know that there are so many inspiring ladies in history – it just takes one a bit longer to find them, as they are not celebrated quite so much as men.
After all, it is said that, “History is written by the victors” – and men have been the “victors” for a couple thousand years now.
I believe it’s time to give men a break, let them take a back seat, and put their legs up – learn to meditate and understand that they do not need to be aggressive or preempt aggression with aggression.
Note: I am completely aware that not all men are of the same ilk, or women for that matter… I am making a generalisation based on the majority of incidents throughout history.
Where have I been the last couple of months?
Well, I am not going to kid myself and say that there has been anyone who reads this blog who has actually thought that, but I’d like to stroke my own ego for a moment…
I have actually been all over the place, and really didn’t get a moment to update my blog at all, so thought I would show you a photo, portraying how wonderful one of the experiences was:
Unless you have been husky mushing, you have no idea of the beautiful calm that descends upon you as you ride in silence, icy winds trying to find cracks in your clothes, and the jingle of the harnesses as you are swept along a frozen lake covered in crisp, clean snow.
Breathtaking. Beautiful. Awe-inspiring. Meditative. Majestic.
A few words that ran through my head on the back of that sled, though in reality, all I could think of was… nothing.
I can’t tell you how at peace I felt. It was like being at the top of a mountain, with no one around, and all you can hear is the sound of silence, the wind gently racing past your ears.
I am blessed. Thank you Sweden for remaining a wilderness in this never ending globalisation of our wee planet. Thank you, Mother Earth – thank you, so much.
#love #light #laughter #peace