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Spring, The Time of Growth

Spring is here and along with the diminishing frosts I can feel the coldness around my heart begin to melt in the warmer weather.

I look into my garden and see all the little sprouts emerging from the earth. I think to myself that I hope I can grow like them after a winter of dormancy.

Gazing out further I see the trees at the edge of my field have begun to flourish with fresh leaves. I compare the sprouts to these formidable giants that seem to reach into the clouds and the realization comes that everyone on this planet has to take the time to grow.

After all, where’s the fun in staying down in the dirt? Why not try to elevate ourselves into those mighty oaks that can weather any storm?

This Spring let’s all take the time to grow ourselves, so that when the fiery Summer days start to blaze down on us, we can soak up the rays knowing that we will only grow taller.

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The Coming of Spring

The sun has come from between the cloud.

The birds all sing, they feel so proud,

To be the welcomers of Spring anew,

If only you knew how far they flew.

The heavy rains have paved the way,

For bright flowers to bloom and abolish the gray.

Abundant green from grass to tree,

Oh and all the wildlife I now can see!

There’re rabbits, squirrels, a groundhog or two-

Chipmunks, moles, and I even spotted a shrew!

So cheer up, buttercup, just float in the breeze!

Oh shush about your allergies- hold on I’ve gotta sneeze!

All we need is a breath of fresh air and we’re back on the scene,

My oh my, how I really do love the coming of Spring.

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Don't Mind the Musings of this Daydreamer

I feel lost.

I do not know in what direction I should head.

You see, there’s this life I envision. This one I think of so often. Where my days are filled with adventure. Where I travel to mystical and extraordinary places. Where my work helps people- genuinely. A life where I support myself completely on my own. I would care nothing of being rich, just that there is enough to get by, that is all I aspire for. This life where I fear nothing, not even death. Where I can work to improve my spirituality and head towards my ultimate nature.

Ah, it sounds so great on paper. I’m positive it would be amazing in reality.

But the thing is, I just don’t know how to get to that life. It isn’t that my life now is so bad. It isn’t bad at all. But it’s not… what I described above. And to live any sort of life that differs from what I described above feels to me to be the most heinous of crimes.

To my desires they say, “Oh, but you are only twenty- you have much time to obtain this life you fantasize about.”

You’d think such a statement would give me hope, but it only hardens my despair. I do not want this life when I am 30, 40, 50… I want it now. At the very least I want to be heading towards it now. I can be patient yes- patient in practice anyway.

But right now I don’t feel like I’m practicing anything. And I know that being patient alone won’t get me any closer.

Ah. Writing it out doesn’t make me feel as if I’m any closer. But it does remind just how much I truly desire that life.

If only I had a road map. If only I had a guru.

Oh how I hate “if only”.

If I do make it there, to that life I want more than anything, I thought I’d make a map for others to reach it too.

But then I realized that the destination is designed for only one, me, and a map to the life I envision would do you no good.

I suppose all I could do is inspire in that position. And if that is the best I’ll be able to do to help others, then I will do it.

But first I guess I better get there myself.

Just because I am lost does not mean I’m giving up.

In fact, I feel rejuvenated just putting this into words.

Onward down the path I go always. Whether it is the right one or not I can only find out.

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