Each Second

 

“No such thing as spare time
no such thing as free time
no such thing as down time
All you have is life time
Go.”
— Henry Rollins

Each second counts
a lifetime of moments
wasted? Lived!
Yet so many
slip by
without awareness
doing what?No
Does it matter
without the mind
and spirit
to be present
We add the live to life
with be-ing and will
The clock is ticking
and our lives are our own
if we own them
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

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46-BifronsBifrons (#46 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg

 

Coalescing FireCoalescing Fire by G A Rosenberg

 

Luminous ReflectionsLuminous Reflections by G A Rosenberg

The Right and Wrong of It

 

“If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one’s own self-deception and ignorance.”
— Marcus Aurelius

 

I love finding out that I’m wrong. All too often I see people fighting for their points of view and being unwilling to face challenges. If I cannot defend my viewpoint on a given subject that means that there is a viewpoint that is better reasoned or more thought out than my own. Which means that either I need to understand my own thoughts better or I need to change my viewpoint to bring it more in line with a greater truth. Which means I have to grow as a person. The new viewpoint may not be right either. Actually considering that the best we can hope for in our lives are closer to closer approximations of reality, the chances are that it is not right. At the moment tho it is closer which means that by adopting it, my outlook has grown. Even better perhaps I can reconcile the two outlooks and gain an even greater understanding. That will never happen tho if I confuse my belief and my understanding with my identity. I hold beliefs. They are not me. At least that’s how I see it now.
Blessings, G

 

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Waiting to Make His MoveWaiting to Make His Move by G A Rosenberg

 

Looking Up at a Strange CeilingLooking Up at a Strange Ceiling by G A Rosenberg

 

Space Pod Returning Home (Redux)

 

I hear the calling
We sail the starry currents
returning to home.

 

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Space Pod Returning Home (redux)Space Pod Returning Home by G A Rosenberg

 

Narrow Focus on the Middle of the Tale

 

“When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It’s only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all. When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else.”
— Margaret Atwood

 

Sometimes it feels like life becomes a little too dramatic. Those closest to us act in ways that we find difficult to accept. Our jobs and family life are in turmoil and we can’t tell which way is up. One day it may make a good story but at the time it feels like the deepest torment. Those are the times when it becomes necessary to hold on tight and let it go and realize that I will make it through to tell the tale. I can’t see the story’s end all I can see is the next thing necessary to do. So I do that thing and then the next thing and a few steps down the line I have made it through the storm. That is the way I have made it through before and it will work that way into the future. When the path ahead is fogged up, I will focus on what is ahead of me and make it one step at a time. What a story I will have to tell when I have arrived.
Blessings, G

 

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Vision ScopeVision Scope by G A Rosenberg

 

50-FurcasFurcas (#50 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg

 

The Lazy Mask

 

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
― Patrick Rothfuss

 

Identity is a slippery thing. We spend so much of our time trying to find an identity, building it out of what we admire in others and what we read along with bits and scraps of what shines through from our real beings. Sometimes we find a label that attracts us. It may be a spiritual, political, sexual or genre affiliation yet it draws us in so much that we attempt to remake ourselves into everything that that label portends. This may be fun for awhile but ultimately we may find that in assuming the mask, that we have lost ourselves. We may find ourselves taking on attitudes that are far from any that we would choose on our own, ones we may have once found abhorrent all in the name of what we would have ourselves become. That’s the problem with taking what I consider a lazy way out. In the long run it may be more arduous and time-consuming to pick and choose what qualities most draw us from all the potential labels and so become our true self but by doing so we drastically lower the risk of getting stuck in a mask that is not ourselves.
Blessings, G

 

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AnimaAnima by G A Rosenberg

 

Wounded HeartThe Wounded Heart by G A Rosenberg

 

She (Redux)

 

She commands Passion
Her world complies with vigour
Her order maintained.

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She by G A Rosenberg

 

Wise?

 

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”
— Hermann Hesse

 

Wisdom is an elusive thing at best. It is not something that time gives you (would that it were). There are people of all ages who still insist on being grounded in their own unrecognized ignorance. It’s not something that can be given at all tho it is something that can accumulate around one. Wisdom is not a constant, often there are those who are wise in somethings at sometimes and foolish in others. The most important thing about wisdom that I’ve learned is that it is not something that anyone can claim for themselves, it is something that only another or others can recognize. I have an inherent mistrust of anyone who calls themselves wise. Tho I do believe we can often find wisdom in the words of another,even if the words are spoken by a fool.
Blessings, G

 

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ReckoningReckoning by G A Rosenberg

 

Wheels and SurrealsWheels and Surreals by G A Rosenberg

 

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