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Two words, same meaning. A poem to the power within you. Ultreya and Namaste. Different cultures same lesson

Updated on February 18, 2013

Living waters spring forth

There may be enough inside of us to be that which our fellow human thirsts for.
There may be enough inside of us to be that which our fellow human thirsts for. | Source

To Lift Up Another

Namaste is a beautiful concept. It acknowledges the peace, strength and light within our fellow man. Ultreya is a wonderful concept coming from a pilgrimage hike up a mountain. Those coming down will greet those going up with this word of encouragement and motivation. But both do what I hope to do in this poem. Lift up friends and encourage them to lift up another from within.

Encouragement is our No. 1 job.

Right now turn around pick up your phone. Do it. Lift somebody up.

I am no bleeding heart and I have my own bias but this was partially in response to the "Arab Fall"

What beauty there is in trying

What regrets we have in lying

What powerful energy we make in caring

What wastefed energy we use in glaring

What storms are calmed with embrace of Love

What perfect storms are made in absence there of

Our peace our joy is an inside job

Same for that that does rob

In our hearts minds and soul is freedom

Yet also there is need to condemn

Let us all lend a powerful hand

Not one of miracles but one where we understand

Gift of Love and Choice of liberty

Will guide all men to be free.

So many are and have been marginalized. I look for and reach to the peaceful warrior within.

If we respond to violence and hate with compassion, we may lose some earthly ground and pride, but not the real prize
If we respond to violence and hate with compassion, we may lose some earthly ground and pride, but not the real prize | Source

So sweet the smell of peace

But we must help others in time of need

And set aside all greed.

For in our acts of loving kindness

We can remove our brothers’ blindness

And rise above all worldly hate

But hurry before it is too late.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      xtatic, I think you are right, kind of over load during a very busy season. There is a cool song by Van Morrison, that has a verse "lift you up and put your feet on solid ground". Maybe I will try it.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      We are a nation "out of sorts" this week Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      xstatic, Thank you for coming by. Yes we can be remote and set aside thoughts of terrible things but we really cannot hide from them. I have to admit I am feeling out of sorts.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful thoughts in a difficult week. I came back to read again.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you, my life is made richer by you letting me in a bit. Prayers to all of you and yours.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - Being a friend is a pleasure. We all miss things. I have been remiss keeping up with those I follow this fall. Seems after my son's illness I could never quite get caught up at work. I know I have missed many good hubs. But life is good and friends are great and verbal/written expression is wonderful, truly a gift from God. Hope you are doing alright. Blessings. ;)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Denizen, I came back to update and realized two things. I did not thank you and best of all you just reminded me. I like it. Thanks again.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Theresa, I am finding that in my earlier days here I missed responding to friends who support me. I am still learning. Thank you, you have been a good friend.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Your son is very talented. Isn't it wonderful when we love them and asr also proud of their character, accomplishments, and talents. I always tried to emphasize character first, then the others fall into place naturally. Blessings. ~~ Theresa

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      Charles 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      yes, got to remember that!

      thanks for sharing this

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      ChristinS, It is one of favorites too. When I use it with hands in prayer and a slight bow, it kind of freaks out some Christians. But I believe that some times you must stir it up to raise them up.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Xstatic, Thank for your straightforward positive comment. To grasp that concept is a wonderful beginning to better understanding.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Christopheranton, thank you for reading and your words of encouragment. I suppose if someone asked me to fully explain Namaste I would start with your comment.

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      Christin Sander 5 years ago from Midwest

      Loved this - Namaste is one of my favorite words and concepts. Well done.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      The words and the artistry are a wonderful expression of Namaste.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Great thoughts, beautifully expressed. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      The artist is Brooks Thamas Dierker my eldest son. I believe it is all pencil. I will offer more on him as he is remarkably talented.

      Thanks for coming by and reading and commenting.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good evening, Erich. Powerful message, good poem, terrific painting, pen and ink? drawing of the Native American chief in full headress. Is the artist your wife, brother, son, daughter? I really, really like it. Sharing. ~~ Theresa