In Serenity a Mind

You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind from _ANDRE BERBARDO_ Source: flickr.com
You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind from _ANDRE BERBARDO_ Source: flickr.com
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Your Failures Do Not Define You from unsoundtransient Source: flickr.com
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246/365 Enlightenment from ElvirasDADA Source: flickr.com
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In Serenity a Mind

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Temptation to fall for the contrition of failure

haunts an enlivened mind,

always striving for perfection

and the secure grasp of ensuing life.

Yet in truth perfection reigns,

no accident of human will,

but a state of being within the natural world.

Failure should only ever be a key,

to unlock a new frame of reference,

a gained perspective in flux and always willing.

We should never be lost in the past,

the pieces of life but a shadow of reflection,

a realisation of inadequacy and potential.

Each step no matter how faltered,

should not be judged but loved

for what is presents in finality.

Relationships, circumstances and pain,

are all gifts to an open heart,

no matter how they may appear.

What holds you to the hurt

is your need to understand and accept,

to let rivers wide and oceans deep be.

It is never about intent but acceptance

by a loving heart,

able to rise above the disdain of ignorance.

In serenity a mind ceases to judge

but accepts the path of trial,

the path of learning and empowered life.

To remain within the arms of love

is no easy feat, no easy path,

yet it defines who we are

when in the presence of contention.

Love is all one needs, like a soft nurturing blanket

over all that seeks to teach through pain.

Acceptance not judgement

is an action to be practiced in life,

a perspective of which to aspire.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed KrystalD. Thanks for reading. have a great New Year.


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KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Thanks for sharing this. I founs it inspirational and thoughtful. I enjoyed the perspective on relationships. They are for our growth, for sure!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Happy New Year to you geetbhim; thanks for dropping by and commenting. Glad you liked it.


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geetbhim 4 years ago from Ludhiana India

Beautiful poem love it.

Happy New Year Tony!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you liked it instantlyfamily. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. have a great New Year.


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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

Your poem is meaningful.I read it twice and bookmarked. I am voting up also.

Love is all one needs, like a soft nurturing blanket

over all that seeks to teach through pain.

Awesome!

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