of Plenty or in times of Drought
To which you might say, So what ? :)
Permanence, the things that last
I mean look, in the middle of a stream
to the rock, plants are growing.,
water all around,
to tear it off of there,
yet .. there the moss is..
... even in the face of adversity
rock with its moss, in rain fall and Drought
is a perfect
example of a Way of living ... Life
I mean by this..?
we spend a great deal of our lives not living
.. the Body lives .. out of habit
is no purpose to it .. no Joy .. no reason
from Crisis to Crisis, tumbled about
by the Waters
of Life, mostly bitterly complaining
all, in the process
say, "Well isn't it enough that I Live.. ?
know about you .. but I sure do..
of the years of my life were spent, just
and I am not talking about finances
As I'm still
doing that ... just eking by ...
is about Life and how one lives it
Large, despite adversity and challenge
enough burdens to Crush a Rock to dust
I get up and can Move, is large enough some days
on Earth is this fool woman nattering on about ?
rain .. Dust .. what.. ??? :)
We are like
the rock with it's Moss, growing in the middle
of a fast
torrent. That would just as soon wipe us off
as look at us, but yet the Rock, the permanent
always there. The Moss comes and goes,
.. but the
rock is always the same ..
Image is the Rock
Are we living
Large enough to withstand the torrent..?
Or are we
such small pebbles of dislike for ourselves
first good rush means we are going off
never land ?
Rock Within, the image of the Self
to whatever the World dishes out ?
about the answer to that.. ?
a Ride downstream, with rapids
Then lets go !!!
this list and see how the Rock of the Self holds up ? ..
you your real Self .. ?
If your a
round rock trying to fit into a square hole in the bed
get tumbled downstream pronto
If you are
not YOU ... who are YOU ?
the real Self ?
damn what others think ?
If you are
trying to forever reshape the inner core of the self, to someone else's
your own .. your damned before you even get started, as no matter how much
the very next person to come along
yet other ideas
mean make a selfish
Putz of yourself
It means, have a Good opinion of yourself ,
won't need or care about anyone else's.
Your a good
person .. you know it.. that's enough
you Like the person you see in the Mirror.. ?
If you can't
live with you, how can anyone else..?
the person you see ? That means you have work to do
get on it and change things, until you like
who you see
you Given up Guilt ?
or inflicting it.. Guilt is sentiment without
If you are
carrying around Guilt then do something about it
make amends, say
your Sorry and get over yourself
wronged you...? Forgive them and get over
or you waste
your life in recriminations, and never grow
Strong.. you stay forever Weak,
as you are not big enough to forgive .
get so carried away that, that your forget reason
Because we are all subject to rule 5
you Take Responsibility
own Actions and Choices ?
the words pass your lips that
"I am this
way because of what so and so did to me !"
what you are .. because you choose
to try to make them responsible
that, for as long as you try to make them responsible
it to hurt you over and over again
hanging ON to the one thing you should let go of
You and You
alone make the choice how to act, think and behave in life.
care who did what or when, there comes a time
when a grown
has to say
It's my Life,
I will live
it My way
and no past
dictate to me how to do it
Own it !
how you are, because you choose
no one is
responsible for your actions, but you
# 6 Do
you think .. before you act ?
we lose our place and position in life
we didn't think the matter through before
action or said or did, more harm is done
to the Self
by Carelessness, than by intent
of the Mind must be sharp to be used well
you stand above the water
Life drown you the moment it rains a little ?
developed enough skills and strengths, so that when
starts pouring down and the level of the stream rises
you will be able to keep
your head above it all ? If not then learn,
and Learn some more
the water washes over you,
is a sign
ya missed something, there was a point you didn't see
on. This takes work and it means working at
it All the
time. Once anit gonna get it.....
time perhaps .. Splash ... Bye Bye Rock
for the Waterfall, the Drops a dilly ! :)
# 8 Is
there a good foundation under you
sense and reason ?
Do you question
your feelings, your motives, your intentions
well ? If not.,if you act blindly without understanding yourself
a Rock who Might look like it's stuck tight, but is sitting in an air
on one of these crossing a stream ? It isn't pretty .. as it looks solid
step on it and it rolls over and it dumps you on your butt ..... painfully
# 9 When
you are faced with tough times
Do you stand
firm and Deal with it or hide ?
stream has dried up and you have nothing left
Sun of hard times is beating down on your head
you do ? Scream, Cry and curse Fate or
fact that life ebbs and flows and the Water
back .. and be still, do what you can do
for the water to come back, with some grace ?
# 10 When
all the forces of Life are doing their best to toss
do you still like you enough, to like Life ?
We have all
had days when we are so tired of getting bashed
we think about picking ourselves up and tossing
over the Waterfall .. on purpose .. After all
lived through and all that we have put up with
To just Surrender
to the force and give up
some days, sounds good
Maybe we have a few
out, maybe we have lost our Moss too often
and we don't
wanna bother with gathering anymore
This is the
time when ALL of the Above
important of all
to live .. a reason to Be strong .. A reason to be
Love is the
best reason of all
First of all .. Us ..
Us enough, to let nothing stop us
Then We are
Moss of company on the road of life
the Great Maker of all things
We can then
Love all of it
This is why
worth being strong for
worth sticking around for
Love is the
only Real permanent thing going
Water that caresses us
Moss that covers us
soft sand we stand on
Knowledge of all the other Rocks
that are in the same bed as we are
It is the
Pebbles that become the
Strong Rocks of our children
of the Self Image
for the Self which allows us
love for the World .. for all that is within it
Be it Rain
We can be
All we Imagine Ourselves to be
If we are
willing to Be a Good, Firm Rock .. :)
enough for Us .. Enough to Love
Blessing on All the Rocks in the
For a very good resource on this
subject of self image
Not to mention is much more Softly
spoken than I :)
Please find a copy of
by Maxwell Maltz MD
Companion book to
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