Focus

One day a few months back, someone asked if I really looked around while I was taking photos of the sunset that night. I said yes and I did/do, but it got me thinking of what else is around we hardly pay attention to as we are so focused on the task at hand. Do we see the bats who fly at dusk? Do we notice those who walk their dogs at dusk? Do we hear the screams of ones who don’t want to do their homework and want to play outside still? Do we notice how close that car got to us even though we are well off the road? Do we notice the ones in the hidden shadows that seem to be there, but are not there for all to see? Do we see everything there is to see, why no we don’t. But we choose what we focus on in that moment. As for my focus on the sunsets, I have always seen the bats that fly at dusk. But I am more aware of the the clouds that form in other areas not just the sunset ones of which is very enjoyable to see, too. I am grateful for those who share in seeing there is so much beauty in this world. And am equally grateful for compassion as we share this planet with one another. ~pharris

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Mixed Up Plans

something went wrong…perception is needed to be changed…
looked outside for the answer…no answer to be found that satisfied what I needed…looked within…
still not there….
closed my eyes to see…
a glimmer of hope was shining up at me…
opened my mind to know the light…
let go of anything holding me back…
and there it was…the answer I needed…
I breathed in and breathed out…
Awakened to possibilities…
Alive once again…I AM there…pharris2012

In Days To Come

In Days to come
There are many truths

Foretold in the writings

Of ages past
Within these words

Are general shouts

Sounding of advice

Only the reader

Can decipher

What one will believe

As what is to come

Although what will be

Will become reality~Pauline Harris

In The Shadows

 

A sultry hot mist
Gave the day
Ample sparks
Whispers were laden
With half truths
Suading distorted views
Compacted by loss
Loss of trust
In those set to protect
By their own accord
A match not yet lit
Fell to the ground
As the clash erupted
Provoked into being
Seeing the horrors
Had to take time
To release a beating breath
Talking freely
Without judgment
Or prejudices
Found solid ground
Set in caring more
For an universal love
And a deep insight
Of the sadness
We all felt
For the
Broken system
Which continues
Behind the veil
Stepping aside
Showered with truth
Understanding more
We survived
To be
Bringers
Of
A new found joy
Which delights
In the unfolding
Hope
Within the shadows
…by Pauline Harris

Alive Once Again

Changing Perception

something went wrong

perception is needed to be changed

looked outside for the answer

no answer to be found that satisfied what I needed

changed directions

looked within

still not there

closed my eyes to see

a glimmer of hope was shining up at me

opened my mind to know the light

let go of anything holding me back

and there it was

the answer I needed

I breathed in and breathed out

Awakened to possibilities

Alive once again

I AM there

and so I AM

pharris2012 with minor changes

a joyney quote

‘blooming joy and working together to make a bouquet’~pharris2014

Life Worth Living

Once upon a time,
A girl once thought
She was nothing to
Anyone and that
No one cared;
But she found
Out she does mean
Something to
The world outside
But she had to
Find out she meant
Something to
Herself first
She dreamt a dream
And it came true
How she meant
To be something
True to someone
And that is who
That matters
~pharris

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