Diwali 2018

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Embraced by the Light
The glow from within,
The shadows vanish
And clarity ensues.
Light brings
Focus to my view.
Floatation
For my spirit.
Purpose
To my step.
A smile
To my face.
With the dance of celebration
We acknowledge this day,
Linked to a culture,
A history,
A people and their ways.
No belonging or relinquishing
Of sorts is necessary.
For all persons
To enjoy
This universal phenomenon.
The rise and fall
Of the day.
Time is a concept
Encapsulated
By day, week
And year.
Yet true rejuvenation
Is a simple,
Breath away.
Breathe in,
Breathe out,
Move forward,
Let go.
Cease never to celebrate
With each moment,
Each breath,
Each day.

 

Quintessence

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Universally recognized
Here it is
This new moment
This new year

Tolling bells
Universally recognized
Chime the old out
Ring in the new

Some are sad
Some are glad
Universally recognized
Time stopping for none

Moments
Occasions
Lifetimes
All universally recognized

Irreplaceably given
Recklessly squandered
Unforgivably forgotten
Until each last

Moment
Person
Lifetime
Era and Age

If so recognized
Then what baloney
To latently lament
To wantonly procrastinate

Hitch the saddle
Reve the engine
Flap your wings
Leave the dust to settle

Set no formula
Prove no hypothesis
Cut the concepts
Feel the lifestream surge

Love; power second to none
Kindness; giver above all
Peace; love and kindness paired

Recognize this
Quintessence
And then there can be
Universal peace

New

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Is this what’s new for you?
A new year?
A new month?
A new day?

Well I have news for you!
What’s new is much more frequent
It’s the freshest newest thing there is!

It’s here and then here again
And before it’s gone
Its almost here again!

‘What?!’ you ask

It’s breath!!

There!
And there!
And there again!
See?
New every time
Can’t stop it even if you try!!”

“Why is it new?” You ask

Because it brings a new moment
A new opportunity
Never a repeat.
Just like a first kiss
The morning sunrise
A child’s first step

Don’t wait for the occasion
Don’t want for a change
Inherent in each breath
Is the unseen truth,
Each one precious
Each one only for you….

That’s what’s new!

So enjoy your New Year
Your new month
Your new day
Your new moment

The one that comes
With each New Breath…