About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poem #274 - With New Eyes

Each man has his own troubles.
Each sees things his own way.
You feel as if no one understands you
At the end of the day.

Why these deep misconceptions?
Why put up with such strife?
For you see not the oneness –
The unity of all life.

For now there’s a struggle,
Be it for money or power.
It brings turmoil and pain
And leads to life’s darkest hour.

What to one is perception
To that one is reality.
So try as you might
You can’t change his finality.

So what’s the solution?
When the facts two confuse?
It’s always quite simple:
Put yourself in his shoes.

Seeing through different eyes
May not cause you to change
But at least understanding
Will make the problem less strange.

Judge not the other
Who sees you with such scorn,
But see yourself as he sees you,
And ask to be then reborn.

Put down your defenses.
See through the eyes of your brother.
See how the picture does change
When viewed by another.

Release all the judgment
And with it your pain.
You have nothing to lose
And great peace, yes, to gain.

How can two beings see things
In such different light?
Insisting so strongly
That their way is right?

It’s because they are seeing
Through their built-up defenses,
Which prevent them most strongly
From coming to their own senses.

When at such an impasse
There’s only one thing to do:
Make the decision to walk
As one being, not two.

If the other won’t change
Then on you change does rest.
Can you do this with love?
That, dear one, is your test.

While with the other seen separate
You may never agree,
If you send only love,
You will finally be free.

1 comment:

  1. "For you see not the oneness--the unity of all life." We stumble when we are unable to see that we are connected with all others (no matter race, creed, religion, political party, or beliefs) through spirit. Ego gets in our way and we block the flow of love because we see ourselves as separate. We are reminded again that we are "one with all."

    But the world of spirit goes even farther today and suggests we try seeing with the eyes of the person(s) with whom we differ. We will gain understanding of what it is like to "walk in the shoes of another." And then the message is clear to send love rather than anger or hate. The most beautiful part? "If you send only love, you will finally be free."

    May we flood our world with love today...