Monday, November 29, 2010

a reason, a season, a lifetime...

I came across this post as I browsed the internet. It talks of how people come into our lives and the degree to which they affect our lives. I know I come into people's lives as one of the three. Sometimes I think I'm only going to be in their lives for a short time, only to find myself their much longer. That is always a pleasant surprise.


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Wish I Could Speak Like Music - Poetry by Hafiz

I Wish I Could Speak Like Music

I wish I could speak like music.

I wish I could put the swaying splendor

Of the fields into words

So that you could hold Truth

Against your body

And dance.

I am trying the best I can

With this crude brush, the tongue,

To cover you with light.

I wish I could speak like divine music.

I want to give you the sublime rhythms

Of this earth and the sky's limbs

As they joyously spin and surrender,


Against God's luminous breath.

Hafiz wants you to hold me

Against your precious


And dance,


From "The Gift" by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky