Poem: Departure

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It hurts to think you may never know

How much love I feel …

Too deep to show.

My heart is full of love to last

My thoughts bring memories,

A cherished past.

While I do not want to let you leave

I’m happy for you and shall not grieve.

For time goes on and life does lead

A course for us to each



Tessa Saks


Be brave. Be Yourself.

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Be Yourself by Tessa Saks

To become better at something – don’t read about it.
Feel it.
Then try it. Feel all the knowledge and power that is available to you.

It will come without study. The ones who spend a life time studying are afraid.
They are afraid to be themselves.
They rely on others’ ideas, others examples, others’ thoughts.

You can have whatever you need by tapping into your heart, your soul.
Open yourself to trials.
Open yourself to experiment.
Let it flow out from inside if you.

Stop and feel. Stop and feel what you want to achieve.
You do not have to try to think of everything.
It’s all there, stored for your own use.

Everyone has this power. Everyone can tap into it.
What do you want to know, to do? What could you become without study?
Let it flow.

Stop trying to force things in to your life.
Appreciate, then move on.

Do not spend all your time in the past.
Take the knowledge that already is and build on it.
Make it yours.
It’s available anytime. Anywhere.
Just ask.

Imagine spending your entire life reading about writing.
Would you be a great writer?
Would you be a better writer if you wrote from your heart?
It is writing verses editing. Flowing versus forcing.
Being real versus being right.

You cannot create anything new trying to do what is already done.
Be brave, be bold, be free.

Talent is tapping into your unlimited knowledge base and using it for you.
The world is full of copycats.
Every day thousands, millions go to work and repeat tasks over and over.

Brilliance comes from research, from thinking beyond, thinking bold, thinking outside the routine.
Even more important, brilliance comes from feeling knowledge.
Feel your source of skill.
Feel your source of ability.
Use all that has been done before, but in a new way.

If you aren’t adding new, you don’t need to repeat over and over.
It becomes more of the same.
There is already enough of that.
Add something new.
Let go of the same. Break rules.
Force changes.

Why do laws need to be based on the past? Why not just create an entire batch of new ones?
New stories, new art, new foods.
The world has enough of the same.
When the world starts demanding new, it will move forward even faster.

The past can be a starting point, but not an end.
We don’t need to redo it.
Why are we afraid of change?
Why do we want our lives to repeat over and over again?
What are we so afraid of?
The past reinforces where we have been, that we have lived. But let it go.

Begin new.
Save for change.
Don’t worry about being wrong.
There is no wrong…

There is no wrong.


To Love

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To Love

By C.S. Lewis

To love at all is to be vulnerable.

Love everything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.

If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries;

Avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.

But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change.

It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

To love is to be vulnerable.

How Much in Our Lives is Tangible?


I just received the print version of my new novel to proof. It feels real. Finally.

Not that an eBook isn’t real. But paper has a sense of permanence, of contribution.

That it really does exist.

But this also made we wonder–

How much in our lives is tangible?

What makes something real?

Our memories are such a huge part of who we are:

we remember the joy of a first kiss

the frustration of a low grade in school

the pain from a breakup

the thrill of a win, no matter how small.

All these memories combine to shape who we are. Yet, other than some photos, some souvenirs or keepsake items, we rely on memory.

So the big question is:

With so many memories, which ones do we choose to revisit?

Which ones guide our life and our choices?

Which ones interfere in our reactions?

Help in our compassion?

We sift and sort and choose.

Some of us choose to revisit more of the joyous and the fun.

Some choose misery and pain. But we choose.

And whatever we choose to revisit does shape us. Everyday.

We, in this intangible but living dream called life, decide which files in the mind to flag important and which ones to trash.

Some of us are really good at trashing them. I’m learning to hit that trash button every time a memory surfaces that involves hurt or rejection or indifference. Anything that left me wounded in some small way–good-bye! I trash it and let the person who did it to me have a clean slate.

It’s not easy! The deeper the hurt, the more it reappears and needs to be trashed again. But in time, I hope the inbox of my memories is filled with the good, the happy, the thrilling.

Kind of makes sense really–

make room for what you really want to remember your life to be like–

writing your own history and creating your own tangible book that is you!

The Presence of Love



The Presence of Love

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And in life’s noisiest hour,

There whispers still the ceaseless love of thee,

The heart’s self-solace and soliloquy.

You mould my hopes, you fashion me within;

And to the leading love-throb in the heart

Through all my being, through my pulses beat;

You lie in all my many thoughts, like light

Like the fair light of dawn, or summer eve

On rippling stream, or cloud-reflecting Lake.

And looking to the Heaven, that bends above you,

How oft! I bless the lot, that made me love you.

Discover Love

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Discover Love

by Tessa Saks

The world is beauty.

You are beauty.

Love is beauty.

See the beauty inside all of life.

Trust it.

Allow it.

Do not think too hard.

Do not try to force it.

Open to it. Allow it.

Let it flow. Release love. Release beauty.

Open yourself to the possibilities of beauty.

It’s everywhere.

All around you.

Every day.

Don’t question.


Expand what is good—what is joy—what is love.

Send it out to others.

Share with others.

Your role is to give it to others.

Share it.

Be the light for them.

Be the hope.

Find ways to share it.

Allow it to flow from you to others.


Open your heart.

Stop the questioning.

Stop the analysis.

Just be.

Then do.

Be the love. Be the light.

Every day.

Inspire others to their potential.

Give the gift of love.

Give the gift of kindness.

Give the gift of self-discovery.

Your gift to them is to help them discover the beauty within themselves.

Help others to release their blocks.

Help others to see what beauty resides within all.

They are loved.

They are beauty.

They are joy.

Start small. Start around you.

Take the time for others.

Give what is inside you.

Be the light.

Discover the joy in others and you will be joyous.

Allow love to flow.

Be open to the possibilities before you.

Try new things.

Allow yourself to be open to new ideas.

Create a new world.

Create love.

Forget your ego.






Trust in yourself.

Give others hope.

Be part of the solution.

Let go of the problems.

Use your inner glow to guide others.

Be their light until they discover their own.

Be their love.

Be their compassion.

Be the bridge to get them to themselves.

Life is meant to be joyous.

Life is meant to be fun.

Life will have sorrow.

Life will have pain.

It’s the joy and bliss that erase the sorrow and the pain.

The sorrow and pain is there to remind you that you have a choice, every day.

A choice to embrace life.

A choice to destroy life.

In your sorrow and pain you destroy life. Your life, the life others.

Each person has the power to create bliss, to create joy.

When we’ve lost the way to joy we can stay lost.

We can get deeper and deeper into pain, into sorrow.

There is a way free.

There is always a way free.

Find yourself.

The inner self.

The deepest self.

There is only love.

There is only joy.

There is only bliss when you find your inner you.

Trust in it.

Find a path to it.

Find a reliable path to access it as much as possible.

Be humble and realize that you are only love.

That is all. That is enough.


The Essence of Love


The essence of love cannot be learned.

You cannot study and become loving.

It starts inside.

It is eternal. It is flow.

It is released from your center.

It is to be shared, given away, released unconditionally.

It is not a practiced art where one can become better by reading and repeating.

It is spontaneous. Allowing.

It pours out of your center and fills you.

Once you are full, you can direct outwards to others.

Like a source of power and energy; it radiates out and there is no limit to how far reaching it can go.

This is the essence of love.

One can master in a moment, an instant, by allowing it in.

Feel it filling your entire body.  Your veins, your cells.

It has always been there.  Like a seed.

Like an expanding, multiplying force.

When you have your own love inside, you do not need to take from others.

This is where people are often challenged.

They insist on receiving it first from an outside source.

They bargain for it.  They put conditions on it. They demand it.

It becomes a burden to all that give.

It becomes a requirement for happiness for those that need to receive.

Yet they have their own love themselves.

It is in them.

It has always been in them.

It is there to give away.

There is no end. There is no limit.

It is power. It is radiant.

One cannot stop the sun from radiating. One cannot stop the moon from shining.

There is no end.

One will never run out.

It is in all of us to give.

When we allow our own love to diminish by our negative self talk, that is the only way to reduce.

Others can’t take it away.

They can encourage you to resistance.

They can hold their own love within, making you feel without.

You are never without.

You have your love center.

When you are used to using another’s love instead of your love, you feel the loss when it is taken from you.

You can recharge your own love in an instant if you allow it.

If you free your heart and mind from unloving thoughts, love will expand again.

It’s as if it is hiding.

It is not needed so it retreats.

Charging it up again with thoughts of love will get it going.

Thoughts are not enough to sustain. It needs to feel.

That is really the key. Love is feeling.

The thought comes after the feeling.

Imagine you have no words.

Feel love.

Feel it’s power.

Feel it grow.

Allow it to take over.

Feel it in your fingers, your touch.

Feel it in your happiness, your laughter, your joy, your bliss.

We are blessed with a wondrous ability to think.

We shouldn’t always think first.

Feel first.

Feel love.

Feel happiness, feel joy, feel bliss.

Then think about it.

Think about sharing it.

If we think first, often we block all our feelings of joy and reduce ourselves to our egos.  Our egos won’t allow love.

When we become egoless, we become love.

No one can hurt you when you have no ego.

The ego is like the doorway to despair and angst.

It invites jealousy in.

It invites hurt in.

It invites anger in.

We start at birth with no ego.

We start to build ego doors that close off the power of our own love.

The more we allow the doors to build and block, the more we feel hurt, and rage, jealousy, revenge, sadness.

When most of our doors are closed we are in a state of complete despair.

It is like it is locked away, waiting to be released.

Too often we wait for the other person to fill us with their love.

We don’t open any of our doors.

We don’t give much of our love in return.

We may at first, but then slowly, the doors close again.

We feel slighted—the door closes.

We feel jealousy—the door closes.

Then we are miserable.

The other person starts to withhold love and we feel empty.


We wonder where it went.

We struggle to try to regain the good feeling we once had.

We try coaxing the other person with bribes.

Do this and I will love you.

Here’s a gift-give me love, then I will love you.

We have no need if we have our own love.

We can give it to others without condition.

We can provide an endless supply if our doors are open.

It is infinite. It grows exponentially.

We have the power to give love to anyone and everyone.

One at a time or to large groups.

We can make other people feel love and happiness.

Then they may discover for themselves a desire to have it also.

People can have a profound impact on each other.

You can help others without telling, by allowing them to feel happiness.

Then they will seek more of it, if they discover their own storehouse within.

They can then supply it for others.

Try standing beside some one and without words or gestures, give them love.

Feel love radiate from you.

Share your endless source of love.

Watch it grow.

If we had no words, no language-how would we show love?

How would we show happiness?

Start within.

Be love.