Mind Games

What harbinger is this
and why am I not convinced?

Cynicism wants concretes,
feeds complaints,

Need to confront
this wall-building,
fight to retain
Spirit’s message –
deescalate fear’s grip.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge#119.  Image from personal collection.)



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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

25 thoughts on “Mind Games”

  1. Love the photo of the ghostly sun. Interesting title also. If only one had the answer to mind games, internal and external. Awareness can be a saving grace.

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  2. STUNNING image – sobering poem. We’ve just begun a new moon cycle – a time to listen for guidance from beyond self. Your 2nd stanza says it beautifully – confront our inner cynics and listen to Spirit’s guidance. (SOOO difficult! My inner cynic keeps picking at details, nagging, nagging … I’m reading this aloud to said inner cynic right now. Thank you, VJ.)
    Curious – is the image sun or moon?

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  3. Your first two lines had me hooked. What harbinger is this? Most of the people recognise us by the orbits we are on, and an absence of orbits unnerves them. They do not know how to convince you.

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  4. “We have to face the pain we have been running from. In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.” Charlotte Joko Beck

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