Achieve Yourself

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Face the darkness, awake with a new face.
Search for new to continue your growth search.
Embrace the unknown to feel Life's embrace,
Lurch with confidence to understand Life's lurch.

Find an abyss that offers more to find,
Dig to uncover and find your next dig.
Aligned, it won't be, until you're aligned,
Rig with your treasures to create your rig.

Head into darkness to find light ahead,
Fill up with warm love, take in your soul's fill.
Bred through hardship, treasure only you bred.
Still previous chaos, enjoy peace still.

Perceive what is to know what you perceive,
Achieve yourself first in all you achieve.

Connect with All Living Parts

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Goals don't require praise to succeed,
The clutter of flattery makes us lose our way.
The acquirement of products won't help greatness to be freed,
Living without noticing will lead us astray.

Slow down and return to God's simple plan,
Find greatness by searching with our hearts.
Success will be found when, together, we stand,
Life is a reward when we connect with all living parts.

Inspired by six lines from Helen Steiner Rice's poem Give Me the Contentment of Acceptance 

So let me say no to the flattery and praise
And quietly spend the rest of my days
Far from greed and the speed of man,
Who has so distorted God's simple plan,
And let me be great in the eyes of You, Lord,
For that is the richest, most priceless reward. 

Persistent Hard Work

Natalie joined a political party to get educated and involved in community issues. Society made politics sound like the only way to make a difference and she wanted to know if this was true.

The party Natalie joined was fairly new and were working hard to get known in their community. The members worked hard, were diligent in sticking to policies and began depending on their party’s reputation to grow.

As an election drew near, the party members grew heavy-hearted with the lack of interest and support they received. They resorted to following the party’s ways without adding any local issues to their campaign and were met with failure.

After the election, Natalie withdrew from the party and reflected on what happened. How did they expect to gather supporters without working in the riding? How are signs and petitions enough without interaction for the community to witness? Striving without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

Natalie concluded that politics without genuine action didn’t make a difference. Persistent hard work is necessary to evolve with changes.

Inspired by “Striving without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” -David Bly

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