Friday, 27 October 2017

Hokusai says look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice.
He says keep looking, stay curious.
He says there is no end to seeing.
He says honour the snippets
Of now that make up time
Like fragments of a photograph
With many unique colours
He says meet your ageing body
With grace, its soft skin rippling
Like the sea breeze
Over a glassy surface
He says keep changing
Letting go of conclusions
To allow space to grow into
More of who you really are

He says get so stuck
That the inertia
Driving you crazy
Becomes a teacher
He says repeat it,
And suffer, as long as
Your choosing stays of the servant
And not the Master

He says be who you really are
With no apologies
Creating environments
Where you shine

He says everyone of us
Is frightened.
Everyone of us has to find
A way to live with fear.
He says if your world was created by you
And how you perceive yourself
What does this say about
What you think of yourself?

How do you need
To perceive yourself
To see the magnificence
Around you?

He says everything is alive–
Cities, buildings, people, bikes,
Mountains, trees, wood,
Rock and water is alive.
He says everything has its own life.
And everything that is seen
Lives inside us.
He says live with the world inside you.
He says it doesn’t matter what you do
It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.
Contentment is life living through you.
Joy is life living through you.
Giving is life living through you.
He says don’t be afraid.
Be here and let life
Take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.
- Inspired by the poetry of Roger Keyes.

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