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Entangled in the Web of Thoughts

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The Web of Fears

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Caught in a web of fears

full of wet tangled tears

been this way for years

of course there are triggers

that make fears look bigger

but it is hard to figure

a way out of negativity

a way back to levity

and to my old productivity

it is hard enough to fight

the dramas of mind with my might

without succumbing to fright

about losing you

tis true

fighting at once the physical and the mental

is far too much for a mind balanced so gentle.


Swarms

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The attack

not killer bees

nor locusts

nor hornets

nor any insect

but the contents

of the mind

 

Tied up in knots

not safe

not secure

not strong

not peace

 

Sick with

the plague of fears

negative thoughts

insidious

invidious

poison

killing  joys

bringing tears

of pain

and loss

and grief

 

The swarms cloud the sun

taking away the Light

and all it enraptures

attacking

the very source

of life

Love


Layers of Light

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Layers of light refers to the layers of light in nature, specifically in the natural landscape and that is what I have tried to capture in the above photograph.  It is also what I try to capture over and over again in my paintings as in the one below.2126624741-4_edited-2

But there are layers to our personalities, too.  And, of late, I have been very disturbed by the many negative aspects of my own personality appearing before my eyes.  Being disturbed by the negatives is a form of egoism but it can propel one towards change.  It was a post by Bert at http://whoisbert.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/meditation-as-a-screen-saver/ that really helped me understand what I think is going on.  Now I am not sure if I am correctly interpreting what he wrote but perhaps it was what I needed to hear and therefore, read into it.  I have been meditating on and off for a long time and have been critical at the quality and quantity of my meditations.  Bert seemed to be saying that meditation is a sort of purification process whereby we can examine our faults and do something to rectify them.  So this was hopeful to me.  First of all, it meant that perhaps my meditations were “working” after all, and, secondly, it meant that perhaps all the negative aspects of my personality I was seeing meant not that I am some sort of arch fiend, but, rather that I am undergoing a purification process, calling for me to change the many negatives I see.  Meditation brings out the layers of our personalities that lie lurking in the dark so they can be exposed, thereby altering them in the process, as they are exposed to the Light.

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