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A voyeuristic glimpse into a true heart
What scared you more?
What you saw? Or… What you didn’t see?
No reflection of the fear that tracks you
like a shadow you can’t shake….. Or run from…… breathing at your heels….
But your friend and confidante none the less.
And far, far more comfortable and seductive than any love you could ever accept
but desire……. desperately.
Push away the thing you want most
Accomplish this……. You did.
I am so sorry for you
You have your deepest desire
Right in front of you and you won’t see……
I am gone now.
You are safe now.
Your fears are intact……. now.
You will be missed.
Raiana Golden 2012 All Right Reserved)
Posted in Life, Poetry
Tagged Dreams, Human Potential, Icarus, Icarus Ascending, Letting Go, Life, Longing, Philosophy, Poetry, What it means to be true to yourself
Being a woman of a certain age – I’ve had many people come and go in my life. They leave my world or I leave theirs. New ones wander in… In recent reflection I have found myself wondering what ‘friend’ really means. In the USA in particular – we tend to bandy about that word rather carelessly in my estimation. Picture someone slapping you on the back – you just met five minutes ago – and they steer you to another and introduce you as “Friend”. Really? Would I even be an aquaintance at that point??
I am reminded today of an exquisite quote by Laurens Van Der Post that offers a descriptive quality of connection, appreciation and nonjudgement that – for me at least – brings to mind perhaps a deeper meaning of “Friend”.
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“So healing did I find it – just to be with someone who was obviously glad to see me and to whom it was not necessary to justify myself”
L. Van Der Post
Side note – I am particularly grateful today that I can say – well and truly - I have this experience in my life…
It’s taken me the better part of this sabbatical to unravel myself from the old constructs and definitions of success to find my authentic way of being in the world by my own definition. While I’m still on the quest - this quote from Free Will Astrology is an apt summary. Where are the Jones now?
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In the New Earth, it won’t be your material wealth that will win you the most bragging points. Nor will it be the important people you know or the deals you’ve swung or the knowledge you’ve amassed or your mate’s attractiveness.
What will bring you most prestige and praise in the civilization to come will be your success in transmuting the unripe, ignorant, and shameful aspects of your psyche into golden assets that fuel your power to give blessings to the world.”
“To the degree that you allow yourself the depth of your feelings – any and all of them - like a sine curve – you invite the exact magnitude of opposites. Want to experience ecstasy? Allow the rage. If you don’t allow the depth out of fear or judgement - you ultimately flatline – so little sorrow then so little joy” Raiana Golden
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They said it could never happen-
This ocean I view you across
In which you may ascertain your own outline….
That distant shore I call myself – estranged now from what it once knew
and dared to call a possibility…
Rhetoric is the curtain call and a grand, traditional mantle it is-
Dark, thick, warm…. With very certain edges-
Excuses all original thought that may arouse a sense of uncertainty –
- lack of clarity….
And so it did
In the name of… nameless passion
For that which it is Not…
For how can one know oneself if not against the mirror
which It is Not?
Raiana Golden (2012 – all rights reserved)
I ran across this lovely contemplation on personal freedom at one of my favorite sites – Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology – Enjoy!
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My old philosophy professor Norman O. Brown would periodically interrupt his lectures, tilt his head upward as if tuning in to the whisper of some heavenly voice, and announce in a puckish tone, “It’s time for your irregular reminder: We’re already living after the end of the world. No need to fret anymore.”
The implication was that the worst had already happened. We had lost much of the cultural riches that had given humans meaning for centuries. All that was going to be taken from us had already been taken.
On the bright side, that meant we were utterly free to reinvent ourselves. Living amidst the emptiness, we had nowhere to go but up. What remained was alienating, but it was also fresh.
Working from the hypothesis that you’re living after the end of the world, what are you free to do that you weren’t able to do before? Who are you free to be?”
The preceding oracle comes from my book, PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings.
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What if nothing was good or bad? What if we dispensed with judgement of ourselves and others and see all as simply a series of choices along the continuum of human experience?
Would we be happier?
….Especially with Lift Off-
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Introducing my newest addition to “Get A Life” Resources
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The “Get Inspired to Create a Life” page showcases resources I find particularly inspiring and useful in my journey to get off the habitrail of my conditioned and programmed thought highway and create my life - defined by me.
This page will be ever evolving as I discover, uncover and trip over new and interesting material. Check it out on the Get A Life Resources link header and let me know what you think.
Posted in Philosophy
Tagged Anita Moorjani, Cheryl Richardson, Conscious Capitalism, Debbie Ford, En*Theos Academy, Findhorn, Inner Journey Resources, Law of Attraction, Margaret Lynch, Mel Robbins, Philosophy, Rhys Thomas, Rob Breszney, Spirituality, TedSpeak, Terri Amos-Britt, The Shadow Effect
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The Daily Wonder is just that – some random thought, question or silly observation designed to take the amazing tool that is our brain and send it off in a new and interesting direction for the day.
Consider it a well deserved vacation from the normal and narrow thought habitrail.
Give it a whirl – play with it - who knows what new and novel insights, ideas, or belly laughs might result….
Click on the Daily Wonder tab for the latest rumination.