Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Haiku: Silence of The Heart

Silence of The Heart

Made you walk away

You had nothing left to say

There is no halfway

Remorseful is me

Everything I couldn’t be

Wishing you would see

Don’t want you to leave

My heart is out on my sleeve

Want you to believe

No words will come out

My love for you please don’t doubt

Yours without a doubt

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

I Aspire to be Pegasus

There is always room for improvement in anyone’s life and mine is no different. I have and will continue to work toward a better me. With effort and time, I know that one day I will be flying high as the stars with all the wisdom and respect that Pegasus has. This is why I aspire to be Pegasus, the flying horse from Greek Mythology.

According to Greek Mythology, as an immortal hero, Pegasus was accepted into heaven to reside in Zeus’ stables.  But how was Pegasus able to be allowed into Heaven and why did Zeus take a liking to Pegasus?

Being able to fly gave Pegasus the freedom and ability to soar to new heights and all the way to Zeus. Pegasus has been known as a symbol of wisdom and because of his wisdom he was given the task of carrying Zeus' lightning bolts. Not only is Pegasus wise, but he is also loyal and faithful and because of his service to Zeus, Pegasus was honored with transformation into a constellation. Pegasus is placed among the stars and has been shown a great deal of respect by many societies in different histories as well as presently. 

Although Pegasus is a mythological creature, the ideals behind his behavior are very real. I wish to emulate the values and behaviors of Pegasus. I am loyal and I am faithful, but I want to be wiser. Life experiences will give me the wisdom I seek as long as I keep my eyes and ears open.

Flying is symbolic to freedom for me. Freedom from the mental ties that hinder me is how it relates. I feel tied down by thoughts and emotions. I work hard to control them, but to be free of having to control them and to be free of worry would be extraordinary.

Overall, Pegasus has many wonderful attributes to be admired and if possible to be emulated. I have the passion and motivation to be more than I am now. I love who I am and I only wish to improve upon who I already am.

Fallacy of Feeling Trapped with No Way Out

Write or Die Wednesdays picture prompt interpretation:

In this image, I can see myself with violently rushing water above me and the same vicious water racing beneath me. There is a difficult storm of a situation all around me and it seems as though there is no way out.

This feeling occurs in life for everyone. I feel this way from time to time and occasionally the feeling can be overwhelming which causes me to lose focus on what’s important and vital in times like those. Staying focused on the important aspects of a difficult situation will allow anyone more control over that situation.

Just because I feel trapped with no way out doesn’t mean that I am truly stuck in a rut unless I allow myself to be. There is always a solution or a way to get out of that situation. Sometimes it’s vital to have patience and wait for the storm to clear before you act. It’s possible that backtracking and choosing a different path is the only option and the way out of a dead end situation. But most of the time it’s more important to take action toward that situation despite the adversity.

In the face of perceived danger, you have to fight your way through the storm to the other side where you will realize just how strong you really are. Going through and getting past that situation will give you the confidence for the next situation which could be more difficult and overwhelming, but you are more prepared to handle it now. Having strength and perseverance will ensure that you overcome the fallacy of feeling trapped which will allow you to focus on the task at hand and deal with the troublesome situation.

When something happens in my life that starts to make me feel trapped, I force myself to be calm and take deep breathes. I try to clear my mind of that overwhelming feeling. By stopping all the numerous thoughts that rush my brain, I am able to clearly thinking about one things or aspect of the situation, at a time. Sometimes I even talk to myself in my mind which helps me stay focused and remain claim through reassuring myself.

The power of the mind can be debilitating or uplifting and I truly believe you have some control over which way your mind is influencing your life. The fact of the matter is that there is always a way out or a resolution to any difficult situation. Don’t allow your mind into tricking yourself that you are trapped, because if you can overcome the feeling of being trapped, you will have a great deal of more strength to be able to face the situation.

Nothing in life is truly impossible. Sometimes it just takes a different way of looking at the situation. The fallacy of feeling trapped can be a powerful influence on your decision making abilities and can cause the situation to be more difficult than it really is. The most important thing to remember from this post is that there is always a solution and all you need to do is find it. By getting rid of the false feeling of being trapped, anyone will have the strength and courage to overcome any struggle they face.

Write or Die Wednesdays

Monday, October 5, 2015

Haiku Horizons: 3 Different Storms

Haiku Horizons prompt "storm":

Hail and rain down pour

Gloomy as ever before

Hear the thunder roar

Sleet and drizzle falls

Icy cold wind assaults me

Snow piles up outside

Destruction is here

Gusts blow fiercely around me

Tornado touch down

Thanks for reading! 

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