ALL the bells of heaven may ring,
All the birds of heaven may sing,
All the wells on earth may spring,
All the winds on earth may bring
All sweet sounds together—
Sweeter far than all things heard,
Hand of harper, tone of bird,
Sound of woods at sundawn stirred,
Welling water’s winsome word,
Wind in warm wan weather,
One thing yet there is, that none
Hearing ere its chime be done
Knows not well the sweetest one
Heard of man beneath the sun,
Hoped in heaven hereafter;
Soft and strong and loud and light,
Very sound of very light
Heard from morning’s rosiest height,
When the soul of all delight
Fills a child’s clear laughter.
Golden bells of welcome rolled
Never forth such notes, nor told
Hours so blithe in tones so bold,
As the radiant mouth of gold
Here that rings forth heaven.
If the golden-crested wren
Were a nightingale—why, then,
Something seen and heard of men
Might be half as sweet as when
Laughs a child of seven.
~ A Child’s Laughter – Algernon Charles Swinburne
We are more beautiful for having been broken,
I was in a workshop the other day where a clinical psychologist was talking about Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) and showed this picture of a broken bowl, repaired with gold or silver lacquer, called Kintsukuroi.
The idea is the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. I thought this was such a beautiful idea.
In the world of personal development there is a constant quest for “fixing” the broken pieces of ourselves in order to move on from the past, heal the hurts and become a better version of ourselves than before.
Sometimes we get lost in the “broken-ness” that we are experiencing at the time, viewing it as a bad thing. In that state of mind it’s easy to get stuck in the poor me-ness of it all and play the victim. But with this understanding that we are more beautiful for having been broken, it can be easier for us to just allow those awful feelings, acknowledge and accept them, and know that we will come out the other end with more learning and growth, a better understanding of who we are – whenever that might be.
If you’re reading this while you’re going through a really crappy time I know this probably sounds simplistic, but there is always a choice and we can choose whether we let our circumstances halt our growth or let it turn us into a beautiful butterfly after a period of integration.
We also need to know that we don’t need to always focus on “fixing” ourselves. It’s a lesson for some of us to just be – be patient, rest, allow ourselves to process what’s happening, and know that we are amazing just as we are – especially when we have been through a lot. After all, I have never met a spectacular person who hasn’t gone through a whole load of pain in their lives, along with a period of thinking “why the heck is this happening to me.”
You are amazing just as you are, you are beautiful, you are valued and you are worthy.
#FACAA #ProudFACAA #Broken #Hurt #Scars #Scar #Child #Abuse #ChildAbuse #Survivors #Victims #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #FromHellWeRise #ComeBackStronger #PhoenixRising #Kintsukuroi
“THE NOD!” a poem May 15, 2018 – 2-by-2′s Day …
SOMETIMES – I almost think no one wants to hear “THERE’S NO GOD,”
Because, if there’s no God, us 2, Kiddo, we’ve been given THE NOD:
Meaning: WE HAVE 2 LEARN TO GET BY 2-GETHER, 2 BE STRONG,
Because, IF we can’t, the days are gonna be (pause)
Because things can be difficult and tight and lots of folks can be mean,
So, if YOU & ME can “accept,” it-could-be-the-best-time-you’ve-ever-seen!
We are gonna have to accept “GOD’S NOD,” because everyone’s saying:
“OH, YEA, THERE’S A GOD, WHO’LL MAKE IT RIGHT – KEEP PRAYING!”
&, soon, everyone’s so busy doing that, they’ve-no-time-2-be-GOD; they plain forg(a)t,
That THEY’RE GOD, like You and Me – Yea, they’re God 2,
And, maybe, if they realized it, they-wouldn’t-be-so-blue!
So, YOU AND ME, we gotta do IT – IF we care – and we care; I KNOW we care,
Because, WE GOT SO MUCH LOVE IN US 2 , THAT, WE CAN SHARE! 🙂
Just live in the moment. Yesterday is gone tomorrow is nothing.
Reality is the minute of reality you live in.
Be grateful for each moment you have.
Be grateful to all , be kind to all living matter on earth. Time is your gift use it wisely .
Fear is non existent all.
Practise silence, share your food, patience , love and caring .
Is this a perfect world , No .
It is every person on earth to care for all living creatures, that’s our role together.
Fear is our inability to accept ourselves . Accept your Race we all bleed red blood.
Just accept folks religious backgrounds that you may not agree. Let other folk go around their world without judgement.
Perhaps all of this may give you peace and FEAR WILL NOT BE PART OF YOUR LIVES . t
THANK YOU J.J. FOR YOUR GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE.♥
Just a little exercise – to remember the fun and joy that was once apparent in your life! IF you want . . . to try . . . who knows. Just an exercise! Not a conclusion . . . or . . . religion . . . I contacted this gent, years ago, and explained my situation. He said, “I don’t do miracles; I will not be of any help to you!” I appreciated his candor! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzpvXcw35CI
J.Jay Samuel Davis
New day of life is stirring as the palm trees
Wave to the birds, hello there!
Busy, busy fluttering from flower to flower
Chattering, playing amonst the trees
Oh, what an amazing journey in life we have
Nature at it’s best
These are the moments you have to find yourself
To busy are you, to take time to love nature
How sad your life must be
Stuck are you