Poetry – spoken word and mini movie here:
How good do you look naked?
Metaphorically of course
Just stepped out of the shower
And someone hits you
Do you respond calmly
Or do you rage in your response?
Enough so that you feel dirty
And have to step back under the shower again
Every day we could be hit with a barrage of humans behaving badly
And it may be easy to handle them
Once we’ve had our coffee
Put makeup on
The veneer of civility applied
But how deep toward the other direction do you slide
When you are naked
You may wonder why I ask
None of my business of course
But it is yours
Because I think when we can finally always respond
In the same way
With the same amount of grace
Or bare faced
We have won the internal war
Drag us low enough
*a thought I pondered during my run this morning. I think awareness is key, peace of mind is kept through continual awareness which brings internal calm.
When we are able to operate from that place of stillness all day and more importantly at any time and in any moment as my metaphor “naked” suggests then we gain freedom from the constraints of purely ignorant emotional reaction.
The Buddhist’s liken it to carrying a glass of still water internally
One day, one day I will get there.
Also – since I have been making these little poetry movies a contact on Instagram suggested that I post them to tik tok – so I set up an account and have been doing so.
My question – is anyone on tik tok?
All my social media contacts are here with links including tik tok if you feel like connecting on other platforms.
Cheers and have a lovely day