RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #33 Fame&War

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Thanks to Ron of Ronovan Writes for hosting this wonderful haiku event every week.

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A reputation –

wrought by a child’s written script,

a life killed by war.

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The Clinic-Photo Rehab 21

Lucile De Godoy’s Photo Rehab is the perfect place for me to share my photos of my creative room garden.  The violets and Christmas/Easter Cactus burst forth this morning in glorious bloom after several days of dark and cold here in Pensacola, Florida.

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The colors are vibrant and intense and are surely foretelling the future of spring, right around the corner.

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Happy Friday Friends!  Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.  I can’t wait to see you all again!

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Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

Mindful Monday

For me, being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  This week I want to talk about my path towards mindful compassion.

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Last week, many of us celebrated the idea behind compassion by participating in an event called, 1000 Voices for Compassion.  That got me to thinking about self compassion and how that figures into the mindful equation.

I am a student of mindfulness.  I do not have all the answers for me, or anyone else.  Rather, I learn as I go, much like the rest of us in this world.  However, I strive towards improvement.  I want to be a mindful person, so that requires me to broach the subject with myself daily.

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I try to be an observer of my own actions.  Trying to be non-judgmental of other people is a lesson learned all on its own.  No matter how hard I try, there is always something in my past, or a past experience that can color my attitude and cause me to be judgmental.  I had to recognize this aspect of my behavior and come to grips with it.  Realization is a powerful tool in the changing of behaviors.  It took a long time for me to learn to live, and let live.

That is the whole idea about mindfulness.  I try to be authentic and speak from my heart. I embrace new experiences and try to learn what I can from them.  I try to think before I speak – I try to, but sometimes I put my foot in my mouth and swallow half of my leg.  Which then, requires me to accept my behavior, learn from it and move on.

I did well last week by practicing my mindful eating habits.  It led to weight loss because I acted with mindful intention and did not eat unconsciously.  Ahhhhh,  another lesson learned.

Be Positive

How are you progressing with your mindful goals this week?

Remember, this is not a challenge.  This is an offering of support.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments, or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so however, it is not necessary.  My main objective here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in life.

Peace and Joy to everyone this week,

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Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

Mindful Monday

For me, being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  This week I want to talk about my path towards mindful compassion.

miracles

Image credit: healthy spirituality.org

Last week, many of us celebrated the idea behind compassion by participating in an event called, 1000 Voices for Compassion.  That got me to thinking about self compassion and how that figures into the mindful equation.

I am a student of mindfulness.  I do not have all the answers for me, or anyone else.  Rather, I learn as I go, much like the rest of us in this world.  However, I strive towards improvement.  I want to be a mindful person, so that requires me to broach the subject with myself daily.

Mindful living 101

Image credit: Watersedge

I try to be an observer of my own actions.  Trying to be non-judgmental of other people is a lesson learned all on its own.  No matter how hard I try, there is always something in my past, or a past experience that can color my attitude and cause me to be judgmental.  I had to recognize this aspect of my behavior and come to grips with it.  Realization is a powerful tool in the changing of behaviors.  It took a long time for me to learn to live, and let live.

That is the whole idea about mindfulness.  I try to be authentic and speak from my heart. I embrace new experiences and try to learn what I can from them.  I try to think before I speak – I try to, but sometimes I put my foot in my mouth and swallow half of my leg.  Which then, requires me to accept my behavior, learn from it and move on.

I did well last week by practicing my mindful eating habits.  It led to weight loss because I acted with mindful intention and did not eat unconsciously.  Ahhhhh,  another lesson learned.

Be Positive

How are you progressing with your mindful goals this week?

Remember, this is not a challenge.  This is an offering of support.  If you would like to join in with your own Mindful Monday goals you can do so in the comments, or on a separate post of your own making.  If you want to link back to my post, please feel free to do so however, it is not necessary.  My main objective here is to give and get support to become more mindful of the things I take for granted in life.

Peace and Joy to everyone this week,

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Word Snap Weekly

For my Word Snap Weekly challenge this week, sponsored by Amanda of Unique Art Chic, I would like to add a Tanka poem to celebrate warmer temperatures (for today only) and the return to fog and rainy mornings here in Pensacola, Florida.

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What is a Tanka, you ask?  Here is what The Poem Workshop says:

  • A tanka must be EXACTLY 5 lines.
  • The lines must follow the 5-7-5-7-7 format.
    • The 1st & 3rd lines contain 5 syllables.
    • All remaining lines contain 7 syllables.
  • A tanka usually expresses a mood, thought, or feeling.
  • A tanka does not have to rhyme.

Have a fabulous Sunday everyone.  I will see you all again,

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Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor

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I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again –

ever in that same way.

I cried when you made the choice to leave.

I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms

blowing in a heavy breeze.

I felt your presence leave as my heart tried so hard to cleave.

I knew our time was past, our days were gone.  We were through.

I sighed and let the memories of you flow like a gentle rain

through a fog of tears and forever pain.

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I am not sure that I understand the elegiac couplets, so this is my humble offering instead.

Thank you all for your encouragement and inspiration!

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Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor

fog in am

I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again –

ever in that same way.

I cried when you made the choice to leave.

I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms

blowing in a heavy breeze.

I felt your presence leave as my heart tried so hard to cleave.

I knew our time was past, our days were gone.  We were through.

I sighed and let the memories of you flow like a gentle rain

through a fog of tears and forever pain.

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I am not sure that I understand the elegiac couplets, so this is my humble offering instead.

Thank you all for your encouragement and inspiration!

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #32 Rare&Harsh

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Many thanks to Ron, of Ronovan Writes for sponsoring this great Haiku event each week.

Sugar

Sugar – one of the Pomeranian Sisters that graces us with her love.

Uncommon beauty –
this compassion in your soul,
a stark certainty.

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Thanks for stopping by for a quick visit.  I always enjoy seeing you!

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I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion.

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What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When we look at the world filled with compassion we are able to understand the causes of suffering and naturally we wish to create an atmosphere of healing.

#Rohingya_name @DalaiLama please tell the misguided people who refers to themselves as Bhuddist to spare a few Rohingya Muslim lives in Burma

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That is what the movement called, 1000 Voices for Compassion is all about.  Join in and spread compassion throughout the world today.

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How will you show your compassion for all of humanity?

Thank you for stopping by to visit today.  Until next time,

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