Name It

 

“To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass.”
— Amiri Baraka

 

Name your fears
Name your hopes
Name your dreams
Name your loves and your hates
for to name something
gives you power over it.
You can call on something that has a name
You can invoke it and evoke it
Draw it out into the open
and deal with it openly.
Compare that to a nameless dread
or a feeling of hope
or a breath of love.
Naming it makes it real.
— G A Rosenberg

 

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Penguin KeepPenguin Keep by G A Rosenberg

 

Floating Within the StreamFloating Within the Stream by G A Rosenberg

 

Wake-Up Call

 

“I would like to write a Book which would drive men mad, which would be like an open door leading them where they would never have consented to go, in short, a door that opens onto reality.”
― Antonin Artaud

 

In dreamlike existence
I move through life
seeking wakefulness
Everywhere are lullabies
temptations towards sleep
lulling me
through media melodies
into stupor
Where is the alarm
that will awaken me?
What will turn my face
towards the new day’s sun?
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Through a Keyhole to a Better ExistenceThrough a Keyhole to a Better Existence by G A Rosenberg

 

Whispers From the WellWhispers From the Well by G A Rosenberg

 

Inner Gateway Through Her Being (Redux)

 

I’m lost within her
terrible grace and presence
my soul encompassed

 

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Inner Gateway Through Her Being (Redux)Inner Gateway Through Her Being by G A Rosenberg

 

Creative Pessimism

 

“Don’t struggle so much, the best things happen when not expected.”
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

 

My mind seldom stops. This has its positive aspects and its drawbacks. Learning to meditate was a challenge. Even now, I tend to overthink most things. Going into new situations I tend to look at them from all angles trying to consider ways in which they can backfire and coming up with possible solutions ahead of time. At times it becomes something of a game, somewhere between chess and mental masturbation. Still there are times when none of my disaster scenarios play out no matter how prepared I may be for them and I get surprised. This happens often enough that I extol the virtues of creative pessimism. It’s not that I expect things to go wrong as much as I try to be prepared. Yes I realize how neurotic this seems yet I often find that working through a mishap can be ever so much more rewarding than things going right from the beginning. At least it keeps my mind occupied.
Blessings, G

 

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Conscious NavigationConscious Navigation by G A Rosenberg

 

At the EdgeAt the Edge by G A Rosenberg

 

Reflective MandalaReflective Mandala by G A Rosenberg

 

Burning

 

“I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything. And why should I pretend to want anything else?”
— Jack Kerouac

 

I light up the night
from within
as the spectrum of flame
burns within me
Different emotional resonances
blaze out from inside
allowing me to touch
the world
and be touched in return
May all that blocks me burn
leaving only pure being
my essential self
to remain.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

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Within WheelsWithin Wheels by G A Rosenberg

 

A darker placeA Darker Place by G A Rosenberg

 

On Strange Shores (Redux)

 

Floating aimlessly
on emotional oceans
what shore will find us?

 

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On Strange Shores (redux)On Strange Shores by G A Rosenberg

 

Fear of Dreaming

 

“Why do we stop believing in ourselves? Why do we let facts and figures and anything but dreams rule our lives?”
— Cecelia Ahern

 

Frank Herbert said fear was the mind killer and he had a point. Even more tho, fear is a dream killer. How many more of our dreams would become reality if not for fear. We fear that we are powerless and become disempowered to realize our dreams. We may fear the consequences of accomplishing our dreams and that too leaves them still born. We wrap up our dreams in our fears and hide them both away. In order to have any chance of our dreams becoming real, we have to first unwrap our fears and face them head on. At the very least we have to acknowledge them and let them out. Only then do we have a chance of freeing our dreams and possibly seeing them through as well.
Blessings, G

 

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Ram SeesRam Sees by G A Rosenberg

 

Night Flame FlowerNight Flame Flower by G A Rosenberg