Poetry reminding us of our Oneness

Poetry titled : And Then One Day

by~Astara

I saw a young mother who could use a helping hand

I whizzed on by ~ no time to understand

And then one day………………………. that was me

 

be patientI was going through the check out.

The woman looked sad and tired.

Not friendly not fast, I thought “who have they hired?”

and then one day………………………………..that was me

 

I was  driving behind an old woman moving slow as the day is long.be kind and relax

I honked my horn impatiently not caring what might be wrong

And then one day…………………………………………… that was me

 

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mother natureLife has gone fast my last breath is near

I see a young girl~ now it’s all very clear.

She is young, she is healthy she has no time for me.

I wish she would stop by but she won’t…yes that was me.

 

 

Before we find ourselves tired and alone,                                we are one

let us remember we all share the same home.

We’re here on Earth to love and to care.

Let’s not come to the end of our days

Walking, breathing and living in a haze.

Instead lend a hand ~ share a smile

Send your love across many a mile

Be patient, be kind, don’t leave love behind

We are one as sure as we are two.

Today’s a new day what will you do?

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may you all be blessed in all ways always,

in peace and appreciation for life just as it is right now

love, Astara

A Cherokee Legend

“Grandfather Tells” also known as ” The Wolves Within”

An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story.

I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do.

But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.” He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me.

One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.

 

angry wolf

But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.

Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.”

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?”

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.”

Know your thoughts

Know them well

Which wolf will you feed today

Harm no one

Live in harmony within your own being and then extend that out into the world.

We can, each and everyone of us, Be the peace we seek*

love and light

Astara