Work Love and loneliness
Where this story goes nobody knows.
It’s all about the jurney.
And, a matter of perspective.
There seems to be several main themes in the search for the meaning of life. A meaning that attempts to find satisfaction and purpose in this mixed-up crazy world
As is widely stated; this society revolves around money and money is the root of all evil. So, there lies the first dilemma, how to deal with this dangerous dichotomy.
The more spiritual and less cynical perspective would suggest that love is the key. I’m not just talking about sexual love Eros but something much more:
The great unquestionable, non-judgemental, unconditional love.
The agapistic love that the holy scholars talk about and pray for. Love in the grander spiritual ethos is anonymous and universal. It is independent of the individual and the needs, wants, and desires of individuals. When we apply the fully allow ourselves to give in to the charity of Agape we can discover fullness of life and all it has to offer. This understanding and practice will go a long way to providing the common unity in an embracing society.
An idyllic world where love is the central focus is not one in which I live. A lot of us strive for that, but there are many distractions that lead us away from the true path. The major religions all have a creed or dogma that out line the `dos and don’ts in the struggle for spiritual enlightenment. The Christians have the Ten Commandments.
And something akin to that `the seven deadly sins’ — :: pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, anger, greed & sloth.
So, to avoid the wrath of God and be punished for our sins we must tred the thin line of striving for ambitions and seeking pleasure without being greedy or selfish.
But, is this simply a warning about excess, and extremism?
Or, a matter of perspective?
We are all taught in these days of social enlightenment that balance and moderation are the elements to maintaining personal satisfaction and a wholesome healthy life.
So, don’t work too hard, don’t drink too much, watch what you eat and love life.
The goal is to find satisfaction in the way we live our lives.
Satisfaction should bring us happiness.
Keep a balanced perspective
Mick and Keith couldn’t find it in the sixties, but I’m sure their close to finding it now. Well, if the Stones can’t get satisfaction from their lives now …..
They’re doing something they love, a job that takes them around the world and makes them millions of dollars.
I don’t care what anyone says; if money can’t by love, having more than you need would be fun, and fun can bring happiness.
Well I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.
Enjoyment isn’t that the key to it all? Enjoyment that gives satisfaction;
that’s something more than simply having fun.
Is it an expression of joy?
Might depend upon your personal perspective
Don’t get me wrong I love to have fun. But, more importantly I love to have love and love is fun. Well, love is many things and when it works well it is a lot of fun.
I’ve been in love many times and I wrote this poem inspired by a precious angel a few years ago – like to include it in this story now.
Love the Grand Plan
Aint love grand,
it sure is the basis of my master plan.
I love being in love
But, I’m no fool that’s why I want you.
I pray to the Holy Spirit
I give praise for all the things I have,
all the things I’ve had and all the things I will have.
I give special praise and thanks for the woman I love
and that is you.
Your love fills my heart with joy
and that sure makes me feel glad.
I know that there is more to life than love
But love is the key, especially for me
Without it what have we got?
Ah but ait love grand
just the simple pleasure of holding your hand.
But, true love can come at quite a cost.
Just ask Jesus who was nailed to a cross.
There are challenges in all aspects of life
that’s what makes it great
it cann’t always be fun
but this world isn’t made for one.
I know what I have, and want to keep it at any price.
Frank said it best when he said “I’ve got you under my skin”.
When we hold each other tight I feel like climbing in.
I love the way your body fits into mine
It’s pure magic just divine.
Your skin is so lovely to touch
kisses soft, passionate, wild and fantastic,
our loving is magnificent,
it drives me crazy and I could never have enough.
Sure don’t think anything could make me feel this glad.
That’s why love is grand
You are so precious
I cherish every moment I spend with you.
If you were ever to leave me I don’t know what I would do.
I will do everything in my power
to honour and respect you my beautiful flower.
I don’t have silver, diamonds or gold
but, when I’m with you I know I have something more special
Life and love is grand as long as I have you to hold.
Being with you and you being with me
that’s the only place I want to be.
It sure makes me feel happy and glad.
Love is grand
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Beautiful people and wonderful things inspire me. I also think that when you find something special and more importantly someone of vital significance you should keep them as close to you as you possibly can.
my Ode to a Precious Pretty Petal
Leonard Cohen wrote about Suzanne and said:
“… you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.”
I’d like to travel with you
I’d like to travel far and wide.
There’s no such thing as perfect,
it’s just an illusion,
the distance can cause confusion
and yet the subtleties between clarity and delusion can be so unkind.
But, if practice does make perfect,
then I best keep on trying.
Leonard Cohen continued in his song Suzanne;
“Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.””
The flower that brightens my life.
Who is the flame that blossoms in my heart
Where to go to?
Who will shine my guiding light?
I am a traveller without a clear destination
But, wherever I am going I don’t want to go alone
Will you be the one to come with me to do what I must do?
Got to go on a journey
I’d Like to take the time to smell the roses
explore the earth, discover all it is worth.
This great big beautiful planet
with its glorious forests, magnificent mountains,
raging rivers and mystical oceans.
There is so much to see
but, where to begin
a wise traveller should not journey alone
So, I ask again; will you come with me?
So many adventures lie waiting to be found.
Must take the risk, it’s going to be worthwhile
can’t guarantee we’d always be safe and sound.
But, if we’re always together with love in our hearts
we will feel strong and free.
With fun as our goal and richness of soul
Trials may trip us on our journey and from this we can not hide
I know with dignity we will move on and always try.
You’re brave and bright, you are my guiding light.
Would you like to share some adventures with me?
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