Monthly Archives: May 2013

To Succeed and Challenge

I want to quickly follow up my first blog, because it was written as a test, and without much consideration of the structure and proposed mission that I will be considering while writing these.  One of my main goals is to explain how we can cope with day to day life, including both short term and long term goals.  I intend to draw on my poetry collection to help me with this.

My description of awareness, and taking time to think about surroundings and the environment is reflected in the previous blog.  It is often a way to relax and work out problems, by considering the experiences of a day.   Here, I also maintain that in order to find success and progress we often have to challenge our perception of the world and really analyze  what our senses bring us – to get more out of life than what we notice at first glance, or initial experience.  The poem below was written in a few stages (around 2003-2005), but the core of the lyrics were written in about ten minutes.  Bridges, chorus and guitar were added later.


Ever-present desire to succeed and challenge,

Fragments of time hang on the nervous door hinge,

In the skies there is a fiery orange,

In the brain, in the mood, in the path,


Confirmation of an intriguing notion,

Visions that lure an unreal emotion,

Diligent work spent on devotion,

Such a waste, fail to cross, to a new path,


In the rising travel to find what dreams yield,

Synchronicity is uplifting (a plain thing),

In the vast expanse of this energy field,

The ground is ever-shifting,


Shifting shapes in the rain, rising up to the sky,

Misty memory reflects all that you think,

And I think if I fail I will surely . . .

Dive deeper, into this massive mental landscape,


Border dreams, real as rock, where’s the path?


Shaking heads, shaking thoughts,

Can’t get through,



Consequential change of the integrated feeling,

Brings a far-fetched mood that sends me reeling,

Enduring trance set by the cosmic dealing,

Just from proof, of a move, in the path,


Saturate the idol with a figment of power,

And you will find a fate-changing flower,

Iridescent lights in the sixty-watt shower,

Creating strength, in the groove, in the path,


In minute thoughts we process and explore,

Infinite possibilities passing,

With immaculate balance I reach for the door,

But still I find myself grasping,


Grasping leaves as I run, as fast as I am free,

Factual forest, reflects all that you think,

And I think if I fall I will surely,

Dive deeper, into these firmly grounded beliefs,


Waking dreams, real as rock, there’s the path,


Shaking hands – shake in shock,

Must get through,


Peace of mind from lucid talk,

Flowing through,




From this, the elements of Challenge, Awareness, and Perseverance are noticeable.  What we come to believe through our experience and perception can often change.  We often have to challenge our awareness.   We have the potential to make progress through perseverance.  This can be encouraged through the dialectic and discussion.  Nothing comes easy, but by challenging problems that confront us, persevering with a deep awareness of our world – and looking for ways to make the next step we may in fact find peace of mind.  One of my components is outstanding: basic Love of others.  It is not expressed dramatically here, but it could definitely act as a catalyst to promote the peace of mind found in lucid talk.   Life sometimes seems like a traffic jam.  It helps to draw on our own resources of reason, and also, if possible: to have someone that can join in the dialectic (such as family, friends or other trusted person) to get a person through tough times.

Everyday New Beginnings

This is an introductory note, and a test in some ways as well…

Just like any other day there has been a number of transitions and challenges.  One of my main concerns, as it likely is for the majority – is to make money and put food on the table, a roof over my head, etcetera. I have a normal income as an electrician.  Problem is:  I am out with an injury and on top of that I have ambitions to go back to university and find new ways to make money.  It is not that I am not making money in my current career, but that I am gravitating to my interests in psychology and philosophy – and to finding more purpose in my goals.  I want to help people with psychological issues.  I find myself having insight that may be useful to others.  This has been consistent.  Optimism has been a mission of mine as far back as I can remember.

I have recently assembled a collection of lyrics and poetry which I am going to post. I will post piece by piece, with some descriptions and many pictures that I have taken (a few pics from my dad). I hope that this will be helpful, or at least allow me to share about ways that I have coped (and found successes) in my life.

In this first note, I will tell a bit about the collection.  I have the approximate date for a number of the poems, also having many recent entries.  However, a lot of the poems had no dates, but were in my attic, garage or in my attaché case, which I recently entered into my laptop.  There are a number of poems which have still to be entered.  We will see how long this blog continues…

The introductory poem here, was just on a random piece of paper:

Turn me into ice water cold


Quietly I walk across the floor

A sound outside, a car rumbles far beyond the door,

Given night beside the day, I couldn’t ask for more,

With everything in motion, silently I wait,

Isolated showers trickle past the window pane,

And almost softly I think about the day…

This is about awareness, and influenced by the rainy climate that I live in.  I am also considering how close we are to the outside world – even in our own homes.  We can find ourselves facing the elements at any given moment. Awareness is one of the main themes of my collection, and I have identified four themes to start off with:  Challenge, Awareness, Perseverance and Love.  These are the tools towards progress and recovery as I will address in my next blogs.  Optimism definitely fits in there.