Another dimension in the world well trod
Opens to those unfolding the true self to oneself
Unafraid, liberated, strong,
Owning yourself is the path to wealth
Contentment — appreciation of what is now —
The beauty of every morning, the trees simply standing here,
Rivers abundant with life, your wife, friends, a dog
The walking corpses in a crowded city, familiar strangers in a village
Aware of what is and seeing the beauty in all is happiness
That love grants space, a place to thrive, your own hive
This love never clings, owns, possesses
It works, simply clicks
Like listening to poetry when walking up the mountain,
layers multiply, joy grows greater,
the verses bloom with each inhale
Feel, live this nirvana
Now in this moment is the only time to be
Not strived for in the afterlife —
Will future ever happen as you want it, think of it, crave?
The Beauty You Must See is here and now.
The best teachers in our life are the wise others, some great books we read and our own direct experience. A combination of all these inspired this poem on joy — The Beauty You Must See in the everyday life, the mundane. As the Japanese art of Kintsugi, repairing broken ceramics with tinted, often gold-dusted, glue to create even more beautiful objects, the wabi-sabi of seeing beauty in imperfection changes your outlook.
When I was selecting the images to accompany this poem, I found way too many in my 100k-rich photo library. This made me smile, as I realised that I truly live by what I write about in my poetry. I see beauty in so much that surrounds me every day, minute, place and space. I hope, that you will find inspiration to see it clearly too.
If your lenses wear the magic, the spell empowers your entire life. A positive attitude, marvelling at all there exists, the wondrous joy of a child, these all teach us to be appreciative of all that becomes ‘normal’ for most adults. Kids can teach us so much, as any good mother would say.
In Brooklyn, there is Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. book store, a part of a community schooling group where you can get books written by those who just learned to compose sentences as well as sensitive teenagers. I encourage you to browse around. You might be surprised how much wisdom dwells in those young souls! I grabbed a few.
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co
372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Open daily except for holidays 12noon-6pm