Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Spirit Within



To find your true soul purpose
you must be willing to expand
the depth of your heart center
stretching  your mind, body
and spirit

focusing  on your breathing
clearing your head of debris
slowly inhaling and exhaling
become your own warrior
giving thanks to the moon
and stars for clarity, greet
the day with a sun pose

the path to enlightenment
starts with the first wobbly
step, balance comes with
practice overcoming personal
boundaries, you are able
to stand with confidence
resting on one foot with
the crane as your guide

meditate with the bird-songs
listening to the call of nature
tranquility comes from within
find your inner peace and
you will find your true self


Kind thoughts
Kind words
Kind heart

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Written for Poets United
Midweek Motif - Yoga

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29 comments:

  1. I love starting with "you must be willing" and ending with kindness.

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  2. Oh yes, nothing like kindness. It does help that expansion of heart and self. Wonderful thoughts.

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  3. Beautiful.
    Kindness (including kindness to self) needs to be scattered like confetti.

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  4. Hi Truedessa - focusing on the within ... clearing the debris from the mind - I need to do that and not get drawn in with other thoughts as I clear my head - not easy. Kindness is an essential in life - thinking of others, rather than self - then concentrating in peace on self ... working to be a better one ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Difficult but necessary

    "clearing your head of debris"

    Thanks for the wisdom of your Yoga process

    Much love...

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  6. This is beautiful, my friend. Words of true soul wisdom.

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  7. Must take that first wobbly step and learn and grow, then hopefully a true purpose shall show. Or you fall down after doing warrior three lol

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  8. meditate with the bird-songs
    listening to the call of nature
    tranquility comes from within
    find your inner peace and
    you will find your true self


    I love this!❤️

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  9. Written like one who has perfected the art of yoga. How I wish I could say the same. I can deep breathe until I'm dizzy with ozygen and still can't shut off my brain!

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  10. this is yoga and meditation in motion! lovely write.

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  11. I like your poem a lot, Truedessa, as it seems that you are giving us kind of a blueprint for a successful yoga experience. I especially like 'the path to enlightenment starts with the first wobbly step.' Ah, maybe I should give yoga a try again. I feel this one.

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  12. Truedessa, I hate to be base. You really should take up advertising. After this, I am sold on Yoga.(power in sublety)

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  13. Very happy to follow this lovely advice – so long as I can skip the actual poses.

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  14. So true! Tranquility can only come from within.

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  15. Clarity. Everyone needs to meditate in there own way.
    Wobbly steps are always the hardest. Pays off in the end though!
    Very soothing post.

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  16. As always, loved this. It relaxed me reading it. I do my yoga 'briefs' to sounds of the ocean.

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  17. Wonderfully drawn ... imbued with a lovely serenity. And, as well, an interesting and edifying write. A pleasure to read.

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  18. So true! Such beautiful and wise words! Big Hugs!

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  19. Hi, just hopped across from Sandra's blog.
    Lovely words, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  20. I came over from Sandra cox's blog and this poem is very serene. It perfectly explains how to rest one's mind and soul.

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  21. Hello Trudessa. I am visiting from Sandra's blog. This was a lovely way to begin my day,..with peaceful and beautifully written thoughts.

    Thank you 💮

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  22. Hi True,
    If you're in the vicinity, please stop by.

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  23. Love it.

    Now, how exactly do I clear my head of debris?

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  24. That's beautiful, True, and brings peace.

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  25. I would argue one addendum.

    You must also be willing to listen to the world. Sometimes things are placed before you but the close minded will walk away from them. Be willing to see and hear what is in front of you.

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    1. Excellent point! Very perceptive of you Robert

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  26. Hey True,

    Beautifully articulated, my amazing friend. We tune in, listen to nature's natural balance and the positive focus begins to flow.

    Gary.

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