Merry Christmas

Christmas Poem Love

What is beautiful is good.

And who is good will soon be beautiful.

                                                           Sappho

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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.

 

Love Poem: When We Two Parted

Love Poem

When We Two Parted

By Lord Byron

When we two parted

In silence and tears,

Half broken-hearted

To sever for years,

Pale grew thy cheek and cold,

Colder thy kiss;

Truly that hour foretold

Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning

Sunk chill on my brow—

It felt like the warning

Of what I feel now.

Thy vows are all broken,

And light is thy fame;

I hear thy name spoken,

And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,

A knell to mine ear;

A shudder comes o’er me—

Why wert thy so dear?

They know not I knew thee,

Who knew thee too well:—

Long, long shall I rue thee,

Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met—

In silence I grieve

That thy heart could forget,

Thy spirit deceive.

If I should meet thee

After long years,

How should I greet thee?—

With silence and tears.

How Much in Our Lives is Tangible?

Beauty

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!

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.

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.

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.

Write.

Paint.

Teach.

Talk.

Share.

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.

 

Weep No More For I am Gone but Not Lost

Weep No More Loss

Weep no more for I am gone but not lost.

I live in the eternal life of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

In the unseen reality of all that is real, all that is true, all that matters.

I am here, hidden from view but surrounding all life. Encompassing it.

Whole. Complete.

A vision of light.

I have no fear. No worries. I am complete.

I take only what I need and give more than I desire.

I am lost in the wind and found in the trees.

I am part of water, part of life, part of death.

I blend into the forgotten and surface in the memories.

I am never gone from you.

I dissolve back into oneness with life.

I am purity reborn. Allow me to roam the caverns and crevices of life.

Let me expand into darkness and shed light.

Hold me close but let me go, expanding evermore into light and love.

When my quest is done, I will rest.

But do not believe I am resting now. I am very much alive and living.

I am better. I am whole.

I can expand into love and life without end.

Could you imagine this? Please do.

Hold no regrets for my passing.

It is of flesh and bones I pass on, but I pass on to life.

I am better now. Can this be?

It can and yes. I have no regrets. Only love. Only kindness. Only forgiveness.

I lived and loved and will continue on this journey.

I am in a new flesh, invisible to you, unseen and misunderstood.

But here I am, speaking now. Full of wonder and joy.

Be happy.

There is more to life than you could ever imagine.

It does not end. It begins anew and yet continues.

We are one.

We are part of something bigger. Something grander than you could ever imagine.

We are without needs. Without worries. Without tears.

There is laughter and joy.

Be joyous. Fill your hearts with love. Drink in life.

Enjoy what lies before you.

Enjoy what lay behind you.

You are part of all of it. Enjoy it all.

There is much that you can do if you allow.

There is much that you can be.

What will you be?

Open the doors to your soul and allow yourself to be love…at all times.

To see the love in everyone.

To experience love. To awaken to joy.

Eliminate doubt. Eliminate worry. Eliminate greed. Eliminate jealousy.

We are one. That is the lesson you seek.

That is all you need to know. So simple, yet so misunderstood.

Can you live it now?

Try.

Be one with all life.

It is there for you.

You are a part of everything so you need not hoard.

You need not worry for having.

You have it all, already.

Dream the dream and it is yours.

What script do you wake up to each day?

What if I told you they are only scripts? They are all movie roles. You choose. You act. You believe. But they are merely scripts.

Write your own script.

Live your own life.

Seek your own joy.

Be not a follower of false promises and beliefs.

Do not live others scripts.

Live yours.

Write yours.

Be yours.

Be you.

Now. Today. This moment.