Surrender

Do any of us remember thinking this way? This can and will change now. By taking an honest open look inside ourselves we can really begin to know the lies of our alcoholism or addiction, lies it keeps telling us to keep its self fed. You need to know that alcoholism and addiction are a disease, a curse that we are all damned with. Like it or not we are stuck with it for the rest of our lives, and for the rest of our lives we will have to battle it, never to stop the hard work, never giving up, even if we slip back into its clutches at times, we must fight for ourselves to get right back on track for the benefit of our very lives.. All of which will allow us to live the free, love filled life we all deserve.

   We are not going to give up and let our alcoholism or addiction take our life away from us, never! We commit ourselves to fighting the hard fight and winning out over our disease. We say to ourselves “I will not let it win, because my family, friends and loved ones, and all the people I may meet along the way will know that I deserve to have the best life I can. And I will!” 

  Find a good A.A or N.A meeting in you area today, and start making it your highest priority to go to the meetings and participate as much as you possibly can. Find the best sponsor you can, and work as hard as you can with them to start your journey to building you new life. This all is the most important thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. I will be proud to know you in your new clean and sober life.

‘Easy’ (Steve Whitacre)
Wednesday July 2, 2014

Another Answer

  Another ‘someone’ asked me again, “How can you be so bright and happy all the time, with all that is ‘wrong’ with the world today?”  I thought about it and hope that maybe this is a good way to answer both him and a few others.  I hope this is the right spot on the boards for it.

Peace and Love,
Easy

You hear it all around you everyday
“There is so much wrong with the world.
There is no hope for tomorrow.
The people have lost their way.
We must war on all the bad.
There is no future for our youth.
No future for mankind!”

You have heard it so much that you believe it true.
Despair and foreboding fill you.
And hope fades, as anger grows.
You swear to make a difference.
You promise yourself to make the world better.
Heal the wounds, repair the damage, restore the balance.
You declare ‘war’ on the evil.
The war on terror, war on drugs, war on ‘them’, war on their ‘ways’.
Yet the days and years continue to pass by.
The great wheel turns and the problems seem to continue to grow.

To put the world right, we must first put the nation right.
To put the nation right, we must first put the family right.
And to put the family right, we must first put ourselves to order, Set our hearts right.

A good start would be a promise to yourself to be too calm for worry.
Worry brings fear and doubt, holding you back from what you can be.
Worry serves nothing more than to consume your resources and limit possibility.
Focus on what you can change, and let go of what you can’t.

Make yourself too noble for anger.
Anger only hurts the one who is angry.
Anger builds walls of pain, and promotes continuation of conflict.
Let your anger go and use the strength of it to hold to your connection with life, Spirit, and happiness.  Find peace where others find war.

Be too strong for fear.
Fear is another weakness that stops us from working toward the good we all seek.
And what do we really have to fear?  Pain? Death?
Holding to our connection to Spirit, to our knowledge of our place in the universe, the true balance of all things, and to where we come from and return to, holding to all of that, what is there to truly fear?
Put fear from you, and instead embrace life and the living of it.  True happiness comes from fully enjoying the smallest of moments, and living in peace and happiness with all creation.  Fear drives this away from you.

And finally, allow yourself to be too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Do not ‘make war’ against a thing, but rather work toward happiness and a better future.  No matter what is around you, no matter what others may be saying or doing to persuade you, simply hold to your own happiness and share that with others.  Darkness only has the power over you that you allow.  Hold to the happiness and embrace the joys of life.  Allow yourself to love openly and freely, and to share that love with all of existence.  Spread that love, happiness and joy all around you whenever you can, and you will find that the world will respond in kind.
Teach yourself these simple goals, and perhaps, and maybe in surprise, you will find that all those problems have somehow gone away, and your world is a much better place.

Easy

Our Journey

I am because we are,
No beginnings, no ends,
And in these truths we now know,
We remain that from which we come,
Spirit within our greatest unity, as one together,
Upon return change in not but pain-free and happy,
Complete once more within clasping love and comfort,
We will ere be nothing less…

-easy

Blunted Edge

Sharp as a razor,Blunt Sword
Edge honed and ready,
Any task with ease,
Always now I’m ready,
Will jump to any task found,
For fulfillment for master,

Now time has passed,
Edge shine gone all now is rust,
What meaning is left,

Will I ere be found,
Sought new reason for being,
Silence is all found…

Tanka poetry variation -easy

An End, or a New Beginning

Waiting
The end so near, but it does not come
Anticipation, a longing to at last go home
This unbearable agony, need left far behind
Stepping forward on the next step of my journey
Excitement for the newest of futures to come

And yet, here I sit…

Waiting
The end so near, but it does not come
Anticipation, a longing to at last go home
This unbearable agony, needs left far behind
Stepping forward on the next step of my journey
Excitement for the newest of futures to come

And yet, here I set…
Is there reason, must be, need be
Something yet to do, task incomplete, work unfinished
More unknown, laid out in need of my skills
A helping to be offered, another someone in need
I need to know, desperately, for weary I be

I look within for answers, finding not
Reaching to the Creator, only silence returned
I ask help, yet no hand is thrust forward
Feeling lost, abused, abandoned, alone again
Would I beg, plead, cry out in my shame
Alas, I fear but another voice, lost to the night

So I sit here, waiting
All agony, pain, and despair
Hope but a memory, Alone…

-easy

These Words
These Words

Giving Kindness and Love

I feel her pain, know her struggles,
The burdens she carries weigh upon me,
I cry in seeing her tears run down her cheeks,
Hearing her silent calls for help, I must answer,
Desperately alone, all sadness, all her hopes lost,
I cannot stand aside, am driven to reach out,
Taking her hand I let her know someone cares,
As I help her rise I can feel her burdens now ease,
I can feel her heart begin to swell, hopes returning,
She begins to know the comfort I offer, no longer alone,
I make no demands, offer no judgments,
Offering only quiet words of encouragement,
Hugging her gently I can feel her pain begin to ease,
The light within her, so dimmed, now begins to shine,
A hint of a quiet smile graces her beautiful face once more,
With these simplest of gifts her soul fills the more,
An uncomplicated kindness is enough for her to live,
Once more she can face her tomorrows with anticipation,
She strides forth with confidence, knows she will be happy,
And my reward you may ask,
My own comfort in knowing I help,
In being true to myself, by being myself,
In some small way I made our worlds better,
By only giving understanding, sharing and care,
Giving kindness and love to my newest friend…

-easy

Shinging Beauty

Pain Brings Lonely End

Change becomes my only constant,
A heart and soul of broken dreams,
Why the most worthless of ends,
My thoughts tumbling, ruling delirium,
Brilliance found in the melancholy,
Spiralling down of sanity lost
,
Avenues, all lead  to darkest of ends,.
Weeping within these lost echoes,
Loss of serenity, ego crushed,
No response to tears or cries,
Al life melting into the meaningless.
Call out, plead for you to hear,
My every thread now wains,
Enraptured with my death,
An arrow strike in sorrow,
Left alone to this nightmare realm,.
No way out, how to define id,
I struggle to move, continue,
Limply fall in frustration,
Fragments of memories,
Of  embracing life full,
Now soon gone, nothing left to share…

-easy…

Soul Twined

Walking the Shining Path

We all desire a better tomorrow. A World made better, more peaceful and tranquil, with which to raise our children and live our lives. If you want to make a real difference in this world we all share, there are steps to learn to take. First, learn to be optimistic. Don’t allow yourself to be depressed, frustrated and disillusioned, all the time. Know that you are doing what you can and that it counts. Every single solitary thing that we each do and say and, most especially think, really does count. More than you can ever believe. Some might argue that we don’t have any choice in this upside down dangerous world and that we can’t affect what will happen. But even if we can’t immediately alter the course of human events on the world level, we can certainly create change in our own lives and in all the lives we touch, (and this is really where it all starts, yourself,) and knowing our thoughts are the seeds of that change.
Use your thoughts wisely. Understand their power. Thoughts have a tendency to become their physical equivalent. This is one of the fundamental laws of the universe. Another one is the Law of Attraction, which states that ‘like attracts like,’ positive to positive, negative to negative. Because it is consciousness that creates reality, the kind of consciousness you hold, your vibration if you will, actually creates the kind of life you’re living. So our first order of business must be to stay positive. Hold and entertain only positive possibilities. Teach yourself to imagine only affirmative alternatives. Surround yourself with wholly uplifting, life-affirming people and influences. Align yourself solely with the greater good so that your actions will be born of only the finest of your best intentions.
Remind yourself that far away, there in the sunshine, are your highest aspirations. You may not reach them, but you can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. I have been haunted recently by the words written by a Protestant minister after the downfall of the Nazi regime. “First they came for the gays. I am not gay, so I didn’t say anything. Then they came for the Gypsies. I am not a Gypsy, so I didn’t say anything. Then they came for the Jews. I am not a Jew, so I didn’t say anything. Then they came for the Catholics. I am not a Catholic, so I didn’t say anything. When they finally came for me, there was no one left to say anything.”
Be bold.
Make a statement.
Make a stand.
Make a difference.
In light of the widespread oppression, manipulation, intimidation that surrounds us today, you most certainly need to say something. You need, in fact, to talk to everyone who you meet, actually engage on a human level with those who you encounter as you make it through our day. Not just your families, friends and colleagues or those of presumed like-minds, but the shoe repair guy, the waitress at the coffee shop, the post office clerk, the bag boy at the super market.
If you ignore, exploit or patronize those people whose lives intersect with yours, how can you expect international relations to be more civilized? You need to “Walk your talk” wherever you go, whatever you do, remembering always, that by doing so you do make a difference. Let yourself be a sun, sending your caring energy out into the world, shedding light wherever you go. You never know who you might touch, or what a difference you may make with the radiance of your smile and warmth of your friendship.
Walk in peace and beauty,

Easy
 wa-ya dv-ga gv-do-di go-la-nv

Walk The Shining Path