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By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

The world is a wide place where we stumble like children learning to walk. The world is a bright mosaic where we learn like children to see, where our little blurry eyes strive greedily to take in as much light and love and colour and detail as they can. The world is a coaxing whisper when the wind lips the trees, when the sea licks the shore, when animals burrow into earth and people look up at the sympathetic stars. The world is an admonishing roar when gales chase rainclouds over the plains and whip up ocean waves, when people crowd into cities or intrude into dazzling jungles. What right have we to carry our desperate mouths up mountains or into deserts? Do we want to taste rock and sand or do we expect to make impossible poems from space and silence? The vastness at least reminds us how tiny we are, and how much we don't yet understand. We are mere babes in the universe, all brothers and sisters in the nursery together. We had better learn to play nicely before we're allowed out..... And we want to go out, don't we? ..... Into the distant humming welcoming darkness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

There are some great positive quotes out there that I can't quite share as I wonder how a victim in a war torn country could be expected to see from their perspective?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jay Woodman

Prose Poems from my book SPAN OBSERVATION So, we may not be able to explain the world. Not exactly. But we can accept it, and love it. We can turn our faces to the light and examine the minutest details simply for the sake of it. We can live lives of joy and purpose. We are all part of one whole. Take comfort in this. Almost every one of us is capable of holding a cup to another’s lips without our hands shaking.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

Even cats have questions – like “Can’t you see my bowl is empty?” or “Why don’t you turn off the ***! rain now?” From their perspective we are gods!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

We celebrate beauty in life and all its possibility so we open it up for others and at the same time for ourselves.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

Thou shalt wear trousers, but they shall fall half down to teach humility over arrogance.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

I believe in living healthily and sustainably, and looking to nature for renewal and inspiration.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

If the spirit of wonder & curiosity stays alive in us, then surely we will always have new questions, and always expand our creativity in response?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

from the Prize winning poem - UNBORN in the book Terra Affirmative. "Under the surface / her body is curled, / seed of the one race, / shell of the world. // She is thw waterfall, / she is the womb, / she is the bubble, /she is the tomb. // Her hair flows upward, / blood red of the birth. / Her arms are folded / deep into the earth. // She is the fern, / she is the bark, / she is the lantern, / she is the dark. // Her eyes burn the flame / of the old and the young. / Her breath is the name / of each branch of each lung. // She is the ingredient. / She is the blend. / She is the beginning. / She is the end.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

What we think affects our life so much that life is for each of us just what we think it is. So the question of what life means has individual answers for each of us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

THE TRUTH OF THE VERY SMALL When he is born, a baby's head is filled with the knowledge of space. The circumference of his skull is as infinite as the twirlings of the universe. His eyes look out with the blur of eyes which see for all species. He has remembered his own nature from past patterns. Now his heart beats through rock, sky, oceans. He feels the silence and the sound all around the world beneath his skin. We all hold somewhere deep within us the truth we accepted in innocence. The seas, the forests, the soil, the atmosphere, are all vital parts of an ongoing system. By harming any part of it we must ultimately harm ourselves. It is that simple.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Dancing to the sounds of trees and stones and slow minutes ticking in our hearts and bones.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

When we make judgements we're inevitably acting on limited knowledge, isn't it best to ask if we seek to understand, or simply let them be?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

You have to accept all sides of yourself – there’s no point fighting them – just learn how to handle them, and return to the positive, balanced being you know you can be, once the winds have blown through.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

If we cherish those close to us - consciously - so that they know we cherish them - then we should be able to stick together through everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

Go lovingly into each moment and experience your infinite being as you truly are. Feel, learn, play!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

Even heaven and hell arise just as we think they should be for we are each beings of consciousness creating our own reality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Can we be grateful for music, silence, kind words, beautiful words, art, blank canvasses, space, night, sun, rain, amazing plants, animals..

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

I am permitted to travel in the corridor between sky and heather" from the poem "Beyond the Beacon" in TerraAffirmative

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Can we be clear about who we are, what we want? Can we be fully present in our truth, and communicate that? Can we understand each other?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

Feeling free of full & empty, feeling here but also there, Neither or but simply both, a universe within, one single stare.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

All of creation expands and evolves.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jay Woodman

my face for peace - no more war in my name

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Dance your Soulful path / and you shall know the magic / of your mind & heart / and all the beauty laughing / to fill your rising self.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

When being objective, we can transcend and look back at our constructs with powerful clarity; instead of looking through them, which can give a murky and distorted view.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Diets don't really work & can be destructive, but if you get healthy overall (mind, body, spirit) then your weight balances naturally.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

I believe in the power of love, and planting positive thought seeds into the collective consciousness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

We are the wilderness within Screaming out for true expression. Even when we’re sleeping, There’s no escape from this obsession.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jay Woodman

Love yourself enough to take care of your health of mind, body, and soul as a top priority, then you'lll be fit to face anything.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jay Woodman

The castle in the heights I thought I could not aspire to could so easily be mine now that I don't need it, I've already got my own paradise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Always questioning what the mirror shows us (for there is no duality of you/me in higher consciousness).

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jay Woodman

Life is a game and you are the player. As you master the game, so you also create it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

You need peace to ground you and courage to act from the centre of yourself.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jay Woodman

NAMING THE EARTH (a poem of light for national poetry day) And the world will be born again in circles of steaming breath and beams of light as each one of us directs our inner eye upon its name. Hear the cry of wings, the sigh of leaves and grass, smell the new sweet mist rising as the pathway is cleared at last. Stones stand ready - they have known since ages and ages ago that they were not alone. Water carries the planet's energy into skies and down to earth and bones. The cold parts steadily as we come together, bodies and hearts warm, hands tingling. We are silent but our eyes are singing. We look, we feel, we know, we trust each other's souls, we have no need to speak. Not now, but later, when the time is right, the name will ring within the iron core of each other's listening - and the very earth's being. Every creature, every plant, will hear it calling, tolling like a bell - a sound we've always felt but never dared to hope to hear reverberating - true at last, at every level of existence. The poets come together to open the intimate centre. Believe in life and air - breathe the light itself, for these are the energies and rhythms that we need to see, to touch, to reach, to identify, to say, the NAME. Colours on your skin fuse and dissolve - leave the river clean for pure space and time to enter and flow in. We all become one fluid stream of stillness and motion, of flaring thought pulses discovering weird pools and twists within where darkness hides from the flames in our eyes but will not snare us. We probe deeper still, journeying towards a unity which will be more raw and yet also more formed than anything written or spoken before. Our fragile bodies fall away - and the trees, and the roots of trees, guide us - lead us away from the faces we remember seeing each day in the mirror - into an ocean of dreams seething with warmth, love, where the beginning is real, ripe, evolving. And the world is born again in circles of steaming breath and beams of light. An ache - a signal - a trembling moment - and the time is right to say the name. We sing as one whole voice of the universal - all the words, the names of every tiny thirsting thing, and they ring out together as one sound, one energy, one sense, one vibration, one breath. And the world listens, beats, shines, glows - IS - Exists!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

The soul accepts the mystery within and all around, immersing itself in it, celebrating it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Affirmations: "I love & respect my mind, body, spirit." & "I do what best nurtures all parts of myself." & "I thrive on wholeness." Namaste!

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

The role of Cherishing in Bereavement - I think that the key to healthy grieving is to cherish those who have passed on, so that you celebrate their lives and the times you did have together with thankfulness, instead of trying to cling on and wish that things were different. I believe that you should let them go in peace with love, not try to hang on to their spirits, just hold the precious moments gently in your heart.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

GRACE is a word we can keep in our minds when we walk, dance, swim, talk, sing, do anything at all - to enable us to get in 'the zone' where everything flows more easily - where everything feels lighter, and we are in a peak state. Grace allows us to follow our inner guidance - be true to who we are - and give our gifts lightly to the world. It's one of those magic words!

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jay Woodman

You can judge me all you want, but it's just ridiculous coz we're both part of the same universe. Let's just ride the horses into the meadow and let them roll in the delightful grass.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

CREEP Other people have written about war. About how one plane sweeps over and the whole place is ablaze in minutes. About how a young man may kill another young many with perfect legality. I prefer to write about less sudden things. About how we inch further away without even noticing. And then it's too late. Or is it? No it's not too late to say sorry, we were wrong, let's try again to get along. No, it's not too late to quit lying, halt the greed, stop polluting air earth and seas. I prefer to write about less noisy things. About change happening so gradually that one day you just accept the world as different. And you don't question because you're old, and you don't feel like making waves, and anyway, they'd say you were insane.......

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

Grant me the wisdom to know when to keep trying and when to stop wasting time, the patience to keep going with the 1st, and the courage & serenity to let go of the 2nd.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Be still and know you are loved – Feel the arms of the universe Rocking you to its steady hum.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jay Woodman

Mantra: My swirling mind becomes peaceful, and my body releases all tension. I surrender to the love of the universe, which heals me totally.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jay Woodman

Sometimes it's better to show our vulnerability / pain / regrets so others don't think us impervious / unapproachable - be real / open

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

We are alive in all our layers of self and selflessness - individuals becoming one.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

If you keep wanting to get back in the nest, you're missing the amazing experience of coming out to play at life for a while.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jay Woodman

The children walk away from me, flick flickety off at a tangent between thin blotched beech trunks, then turn like yo-yos at the end of their strings and come back to me" from the poem "In a BishopsWood Clearing

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jay Woodman

Can we just be grateful for beauty & joy, fascination & tolerance, humour & love, nature & grace, and simply release any anger and pains?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jay Woodman

We have to let go of fears of things we can't do anything about and move forward with clarity, focus on positives.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jay Woodman

from CHAOS? Trust the imagination - lines and shapes revealed - space and light instead of blackness. Silence being tentative, tender life of universe.