Simple Love

I tried to find the words to express to you,
I tried to find the touch to express to you,
In the end,
It wasn’t the words,
It wasn’t the touch,
It was simply the feeling. 

Tiffany Luv Wright Copyright 2013

Too often we struggle to keep up with our feelings, and we try to find the words to express how we are feeling. 
We try to find a touch to express how we are feeling.

How will you know your real friends?
Pain is as dear to them as life.
A friend is like gold. Trouble is like fire.
Pure gold delights in the fire. Rumi

It isn’t either of those, because the feeling simply belongs to itself. It is either felt, or simply, disregarded and not felt at all. 

When we give our pride and our selfishness away, we start to feel.  When we start to feel, the other things just fall into place.  You don’t have to force words or a touch.  They just happen along with the feelings that seem to take their place in your life. 

Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, says this truth: You harvest what you sow. With life as short as a half taken
breath, don’t plant anything but love.Rumi

We walk through each day, and we feel something different every single countable second, and every single countable minute?  Or do we?  Do they change that often? 

Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t.  Sometimes a memory strikes a feeling we didn’t even realize was there.  Sometimes the feelings remains for a long time to come.  Sometimes it is fleeting, and a product of our logical way of pushing aside our heart’s desires.  Live through your heart and you will soon start to see our intended purpose to one another. 

We attempt to live an honest life, but when we deny the feelings, we deny an honest life.  We probably don’t even realize we do it most of the time.  I know I don’t always realize that I am forcing a feeling away, ignoring its existence.  Or even attempting to convince myself that it isn’t logical to feel that way, or it isn’t acceptable to feel that way. 

We place value on tangible objects, and forget, until it’s too late, that tangible isn’t going to last forever. 

Concentrate on what you are feeling.  Be aware of it as many times as you can during a day, for those feelings are what connects us to our very existence.  Pay attention to what others make you feel, and when it is negative, change your thoughts to something positive and watch the beauty unfold before your eyes.  When it is positive, embrace it.  Understand that those positive emotions and feelings will eventually conquer the negative ones.  You will find yourself in a whirlwind of change, but that uncomfortable change is exactly what is needed to start seeing our world in an entirely different light. 
#listening #gracepotter #stars #Youtube

Don’t be blurry-eyed,
See me clearly—
See my beauty without the old eyes of delusion.Rumi

When someone shows you who they are, embrace it.  People are good.  We just tend to hide from the deepest parts of ourselves in order to avoid feeling the negative emotions.   When we start to hide our hearts from others, we lose touch with the general purpose of love. When someone shows you who they truly are, don’t second guess it.  Understand that they saw something inside of you, and they trusted their heart in the palm of your hand.  That is the most special gift of all. 

It isn’t hard to love.  It isn’t hard to send a text message, an email, or make a short phone call.  If you feel so inclined write it out, pen to paper.  We forget that the only tangible objects worth keeping are the ones with the intended emotion of love

 

Live, love.

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“Stars” by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals  I thought I would share this, a dear friend sent it to me this am, after I poured my heart out to him.  Thank you. 

I lit a fire with the love you left behind
And it burned wild and crept up the mountain side
I followed your ashes into outer space
I can’t look out the window, I can’t look at this place.
I can’t look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard
And if I know you at all, I know you’ve gone too far
So I, I can’t look at the stars.
All those times we looked up at the sky
Looking out so far, it felt like we could fly

And now I’m all alone in the dark of night
And the moon is shining, but I can’t see the light.
And I can’t look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are
Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard
And if I know you at all, I know you’ve gone too far
So I, I can’t look at the stars.
Stars
Stars, they make me wonder where you are
Stars, up on heaven’s boulevard
And if I know you at all, I know you’ve gone too far
So I can’t look at the stars.
Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/stars-lyrics-grace-potter.html#p28Tv7ZJHUJmxyED.99

Also sharing a story my sweet friend Judith shared this morning on Facebook.  Enjoy! 

One summer, many years ago, a banker was vacationing in a small village on the coast. He saw a fisherman in a small boat by the pier with a handful of fish that he just caught. The businessman asked him how long it took him to catch the fish, and the man said he was fishing for only a couple of hours.

“So why didn’t you stay out there longer to catch more fish?”

The fisherman said he catches just enough to feed his family every day, and then comes back.

“But it’s only 2pm!” said the banker, “What do you do with the rest of your time?”

The fisherman smiled and said, “Well, I sleep late everyday, then fish a little, go home, play with my children, take a nap in the afternoon, then stroll into the village each evening with my wife, relax, play the guitar with our friends, laugh and sing late into the night. I have a full and wonderful life.”

The banker scoffed at the young man, “Well, I’m a businessman from New York! Let me tell you what you should do instead of wasting your life like this! You should catch more fish to sell to others, and then buy a bigger boat with the money you make so you can catch even more fish!”

“And then what?” asked the fisherman. The banker’s eyes got all big as he enthusiastically explained, “You can then buy a whole fleet of fishing boats, run a business, and make a ton of money!”

“And then what?” asked the fisherman again, and the banker threw his hands in the air and said, “You’d be worth a million! You can then leave this small town, move to the city, and manage your enterprise from there!”

“How long would all this take?” asked the fisherman. “15 to 20 years!” replied the banker.

“And then what?”

The banker laughed and said, “That’s the best part. You can then sell your business, move to a small village, sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take afternoon naps, go for an evening stroll with your wife after dinner, relax, sing, and play the guitar with your friends. You would have a full and wonderful life!”

The fisherman smiled at the banker, quietly gathered his catch, and walked away

 
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