Be intentional

August 8, 2009

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Life’s like a puzzle
You need a picture to see
What it could look like
 
Visualize what you want
Center on internal peace
Who can address the issues
Be intentional
 
Old ways do not work
You know where they will lead you
Consider new ways
 
Slow down you have time
To consider the options
Your life is at stake
 
written July 28, 2009
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voice of the children

August 6, 2009

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Is anyone listening

To the voice of the children

They are broken tossed about

Searching for real hope

 

As a child I was confused

My parents I dearly loved

Failed at loving each other

Four children were lost

  

The child had no words

No one knew how to listen

The unconscious self arose

And helped me survive

 

The skills that I learned

And the love I did receive

Helped me find my way

 

There is wisdom in a child

They will respond to loving

When it’s real and authentic

My child remembers

 

Never under estimate

The wisdom that was given

Every child is amazing

Unique and beloved

 

I will fire that spark

Look deeply into the eyes

Ignite with a smile

 

I’ll learn to receive

When I look at a person

I will see the child

 

As a child I was drowning

The deep waters covered me

The neighbors rescued my life

I was their delight

 

A spacious place was given

They reached down and embraced me

And cared for me as their own

I remember well 

 
written August 6, 2009
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Extravagant love

August 5, 2009

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The voices that I hear
Are the ones who are not speaking
Their silence is screaming out
I do know their pain
 
Suffering is the teacher
It is one I did not choose
Desperation silenced me
I now have language
 
All along the way
People have arisen here
I did not know I needed
Their voices touched me
Their presence ignited me
A fire lit up my soul
 
Friendship sets me free
To listen to the heartbreak
And wait in silence
Compassion invites me in
Only my tears tell my heart
 
It is the language of tears
It is my deepest desire
To make real what is the truth
Extravagant love
 
© Terry S. Smith
written August 1, 2009
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Words thoughtfully spoken
Will bring refreshment and life
To those who are listening
A mystical love
 
The truth will come near
When honest thinking is there
Love will always win
 
written November 1, 2008
  
  
A quote shared at the Heartbeat Retreat 2009
  
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, and musician (1875-1965)
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