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Posted to Poetry and Politics




the world is full of inequities, pain and suffering...on many levels. Our focus is usually on what is happening in our lives personnally and what the media chooses as important. We cannot escape suffering, pain or death but we can choose to focus on the lessons these things teach us and find peace within, knowing that all things will pass, including each and every one of us. I am not exempt from any of these human experiences, I feel pain, I experience inequity, I have suffered but I also know that life is a mystery to be experienced every moment, not giving in to fear. Understanding that death is just a door to a new mystery. Not getting caught up in our emotions but just observing them as they happen removes one from the stresses we inflict upon ourselves. The ONLY thing I have control over is myself and my reactions to what happens around me. Knowing this, I am at peace.