Full Potential

To achieve your full potential is to reach ultimate beauty

You must utilize that which is within to achieve the greatness you desire

Be as a flower in spring

Through the winter and beginning of your life you will shrivel

Sink deep within the earth that feeds you

You may ponder your existence and feel unworthy

Be patient, this time will pass

You have all you need to blossom

You have the strength, courage, and determination to grow faster and higher than those who surround you

You are the most beautiful flower in the field

Be like the butterfly

In your beginning you will inch as a caterpillar

Almost insignificant to the great world around you

You can’t yet spread the wings of your potential

You must go through a transformation

You need to look within yourself

Close yourself out

These may be hard times

They make up the encasing you find yourself in

They will allow you to grow

These are the tools with which you will use to reach your beauty

Break free from all that holds you back

You must discover and love yourself before you can impact the world that surrounds you

Listen to your heart, remember all that you’ve been through

Know yourself to achieve your full beauty

Than you will glide as the butterfly

Flare out your beauty as the flower

People will revel in your greatness

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Chaos/Calm

Each breath, heartbeat, thought, and movement take place amongst chaos and calm.

Every instance is a happenstance to which we can attempt to understand.

Those understandings developed by individuals are the structure of religious beliefs, philosophies, and cognitive frameworks.

Good happens to those whom are good.

Bad happens to those whom are bad.

Bad happens to those whom are good.

Good happens to those whom are bad.

How legitimate is karma?

Does it have any validity?

Some will seek understanding beyond self.

Some will seek understanding of self.

Some will seek understanding of immediacy and moments.

Some will seek no understanding at all.

Development of religions, philosophies, and perceptions are to allow us to feel some sense of control amongst the chaos.

To feel at ease that maybe “everything happens for a reason.”

When really everything just happens.

The reasons are the religions, philosophies, and perceptions we turn to

Those perceptions and beliefs help us from spiraling into mental instability.

To delve into the depths of understanding is to fall into an loop of uncertainty.

We will seek to grasp what has occurred and frame it in a cognitive process that satisfies our beliefs and perceptions.

There will be instances where those will be challenged and possibly annihilated.

Leaving us scrambling for answers.

Resulting in possibly a restructuring of our beliefs and mental framework.

Thus the cycle begins.

Those may elect to seek only that which is superficial.

To refrain from seeking understanding.

To stay in a framework where they do not have to exert a significant amount of mental capacity.

To stay away from depth.

There has been some order discovered amongst the chaos.

Scientific theories and laws have been proposed and tested.

Actions causing reactions.

The need to understand has fueled intellectuals to discover some order; but, only so much of this exists within our lives.

Calm comes from a place of habitual acceptance.

The realization of chaos and whole hearted acceptance of said chaos is the calm.

Uncertainty is ever present.

Actions and reactions occur.

Happenstances are a reality.

Acceptance of these things may bring some peace of mind to the chaos of every instance.

Humble

I refuse to believe that you have not been humbled

That you have lived your life without some pain and despair

Humility can come from many different instances and happenings

In that moment of declined dignity

When you are brought down from your perceived pedestal

You will have a choice

You can walk this new path cleared in the earth

Or you can climb up to the conceited path where you once stood

Humility stands as a reminder that we are human

To be humble is to be grounded

Do not interpret my words to mean throw away your confidence, your sense of self-worth, or your pride.

But do remember what it means to be humble

Remember what it means to make mistakes

To feel pain, sadness, and lowliness

While also remembering what you have going for you

Remember what everyday moments you should be thankful for

Remember how simple and yet complex life can be

And remember that it’s never as bad as it seems

Stay humble and grounded while feeling privileged and fortunate

Always be thankful

Are you ready? This is not political

Sometimes we forget about the delicacy of life

We are consumed by consumption

Enamored by lavishness

Distracted by technology

Always wanting more

We tend to lose sight of the beauty in the simplistic

Those who have lost the most

Are the most thankful for the least

They have learned to take nothing for granted

When death enters your life there are many different reactions

Grief on different magnitudes

Different ways of coping

Processing

But death can also be the corrective lens to see life

When knowledge of death’s imminence is brought to light

Time becomes focal

Interactions become vital

Breathing gains importance

As days come and go

As we age and grow

Remember nothing is infinite

Remember everything matters

Lose sleep for the sunrise

Chase after the sunset

Be awake and aware for beauty in its entirety

Tell someone you love them, mean it

Tell someone you care

Life’s too important for games

To delicate to take advantage of

Be genuine

Be kind

Live fully, freely, and happily

Oneness

12pm

A light breeze rushes through every hair, lifting it, rejuvenating back to life

The soft grass bending under every inch of the body, the smallest supports of my world

Eyes open, breath steady, skin warm reflecting rays of sun

One yellow butterfly, one minuscule creation from this God people look towards

An essence of beauty, a representation of life, a life worth living

Its flight glorious, its wings graceful in this steady wind

Oh what a feeling to be gliding graciously through air

To live just beyond the reaches of gravity

Only to lose strength and energy, and to land

Show me love beautiful creature of this world

Land gently on my face, stay and show this world the connection

The connection its creatures share

Lift me on those gentle fragile wings, and let us be one

Wind blows, trees sway, the air crisp and clean

This creature of my world illustrates a need for love

12pm

A gentle breeze, a beautiful day, a feeling of warmth

Do not dismiss that tiny creature who cannot speak

We are all creatures, who bleed, and breath

This statement of the butterfly needs no words

Depth

See everything with your heart not your eyes

Let it touch those around you instead of your skin

Speak from it, not your mind, and leave not a single word behind

You are not alone, or one of your kind

You intertwined with every individual crossing your path

They have same basic make up as you

Hair, skin, bones, and blood

Never take anything you have for granted

Let music speak the language of your soul

No matter what beat, melody, or riff

Relate every lyric to you and your life

Be true to yourself

Don’t falter at the feet of others

Do not let others force into a mold

Stand true, stand tall, and be you

I of all people will appreciate you

And if no one else does

At least someone out there loves you

Life is deeper than the frost on your December window

It has more meaning than the dictionaries we hold

Don’t see. Feel

Depth can come with pain

Without pain and sorrow there is no contrast to happiness

Enjoy both sides of the spectrum

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