Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lilac Wine

Why do opposites attract ?

This is why in darkness, you reach out for the twinkling taunt of stars although dying embers of dead suns will singe, and no matter how hard you try to hang on to the edge of sensibility, you are but metal to its magnetic inevitability.

Because you need a voice that syncs unspoken thoughts. Because the antidote to caution can only be administered by one not yet infected by second-guesses and sound reason.  Because the breath of life has to be lived, and cannot be taught. The way that cold hearts need warm hands to hold, beautiful things are uncaged when logic wars with abstract feelings.

Why do opposites attract ?

Because raw edges complement soft curves, and bravado is empty without the strength of vulnerability. Because the flutter of soaring dreams need anchors of reality and in the way that forbidden fruits are sweeter, there is a sparkling allure in the things that are difficult, even impossible.

Why do opposites, attract ? 

“If you will look about you (which most people won't do)," says Sergeant Cuff, "you will see that the nature of a man's tastes is, most times, as opposite as possible to the nature of a man's business.” - Wilkie Collins

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Gimme Love

Stop questioning, stop second-guessing, and for Pete’s sake stop worrying about things that have not happened and might never happen. Instead, allow yourself to fall in love with everything. It’ll take courage for you to step off the ledge of Playing it Safe and leap unto the roller coaster with your name emblazoned on that seat upfront and center. Please believe me when I tell you you’re capable of doing it and so much more.

Let it turn you inside out and upside down. Let it swish inside you from side to side, head to toe because when you do, it will show. This passion and lust for life will seep out in the spring of your step, it will be heard in the lilt of your voice, the song of your laugh, and you will be contagious.

You’ll realize how passionate and beautiful a lover Life is. You will revel in wonder as she blooms and shows you her core, you will touch and feel the different textures in her many layers. You will listen, really listen to the way life whispers her secrets and you will marvel at the complex tastes of her kisses. Let go of the things weighing you down because you will need both arms to fully embrace life and fall, unbridled, head over heels in love.

If you must flirt, flirt with life in its entirety. If you must fight, fight all the things that are coming between you, and love. Because when you learn to fall in love with everything, then, and only then will you start living.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Look what they’ve done to my song

So I heard your day didn’t go as perfectly planned. Right now you’re probably beating yourself up over the things you failed to accomplish.

It was important,
it was life changing,
it was the cornerstone of a profound discovery.
But wait.

I hope you also think about all the things that did happen today. Start with the simple things. Start with the fact that you woke up not to the sound of bombs dropping and the wails of inequality. Move on to the fact that you breathe, taste, smell, see and hear how this day got to be. Build upon that foundation the fact that today you listened to someone’s troubles, you were compassionate when others were judgmental, and you soothed, not because you knew how to, but because you felt where it hurt.

The wars you fight are in your head, each negative thought a wall in the prison you put yourself in.  The limitations you have are not yours, every obstacle that stumbles you was put there by the limitations of someone else’s imagination. Not yours. Someone else’s. You might have to learn a thousand ways how not to do something, before you get the satisfaction of figuring it out. Just don’t get distracted by someone else’s “That’s impossible” and you’ll get there. When you lose hope, and the climb gets steeper, I hope you remember that the majority never did anything major, it was always the minority who made history. And when they try to pull you back down to their realities, I hope you see that you are the minority.

The you I know doesn’t stay down when hit with a hard blow. The you I know is not a quitter.  The you I know, is a friend, a listener, a human being with mortal fears, ups and downs. If you really need to accomplish something today, make peace with and learn to love that you again. 

" Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are " - Marilyn Monroe 

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- Inner Voice