Sometimes amidst all the struggles and the strife,
And with all the ups and downs of life,
All we have to do is stare up at the sky,
and ponder in amazement and ask ourselves why.
Why do we sometimes forget the beauty of the earth we are on,
the majestic sun and mystical clouds which are second to none?
Is it because of all the suffering we see?
Because perhaps seeing suffering can empower us to be,
Be more sensitive, compassionate and kind,
In a world where personal interest has caused some to be blind.
Not blind by sight but blind by heart,
For a heart that sees beauty and emanates beauty,
A heart that sees love and emanates love,
A heart that sees goodness and emanates goodness,
Is an empowered heart which can make a profound difference.
And this indeed is what my faith has taught me,
That if this piece of flesh in my body,
My heart, is good,
Then all can be good.
That if my heart is kind and forgiving,
Then life will become easier for living.
So the next time you feel overwhelmed by suffering or strife,
Stare up at that miraculous sky to remember, the beauty of life.
And put your hand on your heart and remind yourself,
With every beat and every breath,
You still have an opportunity,
To bring hope, joy and inspiration,
To whomever you may see.
This poem is from my book "Hope Rekindled: A Heart Empowered" available on Amazon worldwide so please visit your country's Amazon page to access. For Amazon.com, please click here.
For Amazon.ca, please click here.
These wounds can heal,
This pain though now very real,
Will not hurt as much as it does now.
These scars from years you struggled,
Which have sometimes left you puzzled,
Will not keep holding you back.
These fears which overcame you,
These doubts which worried you,
You will overcome them.
Because that is the journey.
They are all part of the journey.
Pain and Relief,
Sadness and Joy,
Weakness and Strength,
Poverty and Abundance.
Let the wounds, scars and fears build you.
Not beat you.
Let them push you forward.
Not pull you back.
Let them remind you of your humanness.
Not the mirage of perfection.
This poem is from my book "Hope Rekindled: A Heart Empowered" - a book of poetry and prose on hope, healing, faith and empowerment available on Amazon worldwide so please feel free to visit your country's Amazon page to access. For Amazon.com, please click here. For Amazon.ca, please click here.