Friday, October 17, 2014

Pic and a Poem #3

 
 
 
 the tangled  jungle of life
 may require a lion nature
 
sometimes to charge forward
with sharp claws, bared teeth,
weapons drawn and ready,
to do what is necessary
even drawing some blood
the bite and claw of battle
ferocious action
will and brave heart 
 
that is one way,
so easy to get lost there though
finding a fight in the mere
shifting of shadows
battling the wind or
the cycles of night and day
 
lion nature must also know
when to get quiet,
to sit back
 in powerful, ferocious stillness,
even in the face of oncoming arrows
or penetrating darkness
drawing back claws
unbaring teeth
no need to rise up roaring
in an attempt to hold
the universe of that life
 
but to cease action 
paws sunk into ground
turning in the direction of
the light
a stance of courageous surrender
witnessing the approach
of what will be
opening to what is

this courage can
turn daggers into flowers
and curses into gifts


I have a strong warrior archetype and this is a lesson I continue to learn. Some moments in life call for fierce courageous action and some call for fierce courageous stillness. I picked the lion image and that is what came through for me today.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Wow.powerful and inspiring! Love and bliss your way<3

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