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I Love Our Potential

Updated on April 29, 2016

All We Have To Do Is Try

Each day is new to me

Yesterday was fun

Tomorrow will be incredible

I can hear you say

Oh my gosh !

Life just gets better and better

This is a good idea

Let's run with it

As long as we are careful

We can take on the world

Work and play till we are exhausted

It's not what we can't do

Let's face it

It's what we want to do that matters

Skip the details

Change the world

Have fun in a big way

Go large

We can talk and share our craziest thoughts

No rules

Just let our thoughts roam like animals in the wild

Ready to see the day the way it is


Not just on the outside but inside

Like we were flowers sitting in a vase

All different in our own way

Each of us can see our roots

No secrets

Clear as the great blue sky

That stretches as far as the eyes can see

Not a moment gone by without appreciation

The important thing is we did it together

There are always new ideas steaming

Like a cup of tea


Today is the day

Ready when you are


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Nellieanna A busy day today.I will respond soon with a better answer. I love life and push each day to enjoy and squeeze all the goodness out and anything else is like silly putty you have to get in there and work it, mold it, squeeze tight, flatten, let it set, then try it again later. Until I am happy with the results. A working progress. If I seem to go to the dark side it is only the way my body feels at that moment and I am accepting what is and dealing with thoughts, outside influences, my own body chemistry, all looking for a deeper understanding and meaning. Through it all I always stay optimistic, creative,inventive and positive to learn from the experience. Thank you for your powerful comment. Have a great day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm seizing the chance to be online while my system is working! haha.

      What a beautiful account of your own personal growth and development, Michael.

      You’re correct in realizing that, in general, people are skeptical and/or don’t care to hear one’s knowledge about the more esoteric realizations. They more often prefer information about people (as in gossip), things or events over information about the spiritual and mental worlds. Some may listen, but it’s not the usual response if one tries to discuss them.

      When, as you say, what one wants to share is how one’s thoughts can actually change the so-called ‘reality’, their belief just can’t be awakened. I’ve found subtle ways to just plod along among people, living what I believe so that its results show, and occasionally an opportunity to insert some thought or example into a conversation will cause at least a brief positive response. I'm OK with that.

      It’s funny, though, that if people do notice, often they begin to think of me as being the source of it more than just the conduit for it. That makes their acceptance more of me than of the ideas. I just have to think that perhaps that is a way to have an ongoing opportunity to influence and set examples. I'm not really TRYING to change anyone, but of course, when one has some good clues about living, one wishes to be able to share them. But what others can and will do with it is their responsibility. I don't hold my breath waiting. I wish them well, knowing it may take time and their own paths to find whatever it leads to.

      I like a comparison with lighting a single candle in a dark cave. It’s bound to be noticed and appreciated at least for its light at the moment it was needed. But I don’t expect or need its source to be heard, understood or accepted, so if or when it is, it’s a lovely surprise. If not, nothing lost, nothing gained.

      One can always put out feelers and try to see the responses. There may be someone in the throes of wanting to develop more understanding who would key into it. Writing has the advantage of lingering on the pages, so that it could have a delayed effect or acceptance.

      Most of my poetry was written only to capture my thoughts and an occasional inspiration, but with no intention of presenting it to others. It’s a kind of short-hand for some very large and important ideas and truths which I recognize easily, of course, but which require either an instant recognition by another person or study, I suppose. But they're mostly short. I laugh and say I can tell which of my writing is poetry or prose. My poetry is very brief, concise, but subtle. My prose rattles on & on and is quite verbose, because I try to be as clear as possible, to find just the exact words and sentence structures to try to accurately communicate the thoughts and ideas & to leave no stone unturned to be clear. In my poetry, though I know it says something worthwhile and what it is, it’s up to a reader to get it - or miss it. The clarity in it is of the spirit, not of the words.

      "Think and Grow Rich" and "The Art of Positive Thinking" were books I recommended to my consultants when I was a Mary Kay Sales Director, too! I still have a couple of copies of them left over from those days back about 36 years ago!

      I’ve read a lot of Alan Watts books and some amazing videos of him speaking were made during his lifetime and are online now. They present his philosophical views on the detrimental nature of culture and how to rise above it. There are many of his videos on u-tube. I was going to paste a link to one titled “Live Fully Now” here, but I think it’s against Hubpage policy to include live links, so I won’t. But if you’re interested, you can look it up on Google and view it, as well as seeing others of his videos listed. Another good one is titled, “It All Goes Together”, but they are many.

      When I discovered him in the 1960s, there was no internet nor online videos. I just collected and devoured a lot of his books.

      Alan Watts lived 1915 - 1973. He was a British philosopher, writer, & speaker, best known as an interpreter & populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. I found much of value in his works & adapted a lot of it to my own perspectives & uses. Most of it made sense to me and became part of me.

      I also read Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers, whose teachings on living were extremely good. But I didn’t limit my readings to those about personal philosophy, though. I read all kinds of thought-provoking books on a variety of subjects.

      One’s mind and spirit need nourishment from a variety of worthwhile ‘diet’ sources. I discovered there is nothing to fear about reading and learning about things even if one doesn’t digest them fully into one’s being, for one’s own reasons. So the way to learn to choose the best diet is to sample what is available and choose what expands and nourishes oneself, avoiding only the trashy stuff that feeds other kinds of uses.

      It’s not necessary to take it in huge servings or bites so it's overwhelming or daunting. But it’s well to keep a flow of good choices in mind and going at one’s own pace. Michael, I can see that you’ve done that on your own for many years and you’ve educated yourself far more than the average person walking around. It’s expanded your knowledge and understanding greatly. You seem to have a natural ability to discern & to hold onto the worthwhile and to recognize and discard the dross. Bravo! SHELLS!

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Nellieanna I use to try to explain affirmations to people so I would reinforce what I learned and at the same time share the new knowledge that I learned that would help others. I soon realized most people were skeptical and don't believe it worked. I said what is the worst that can happen you feel good about yourself and other people around you. The best thing is it actually works. Which I believe and tried to show examples. Nobody taught me when I was young I had to come across stories and people that have used them on my own. All I tried to do is help create a better life and better ways through groups and I found so much resistance. So I backed off and thought if I focus on myself and the people I love and open my heart up to anyone who believes in love, kindness, thoughtfulness, passion, desire, dreams etc. the natural laws of science will find the best way to reach people. My writing is small doses of good comes out of bad. What be believe we can achieve. One of my favorite books Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Another one is the Art Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peele. I find it sad that so many people are quick to believe the negative and so many false beliefs. Can't they see how in the long run they are ruining their lives. The people that I talk to want instant results and it just doesn't work that way. They rather follow a famous rock star , athlete, rap artist and a person with money and influence. I try to explain we all have that richness it starts with our spirit and radiates out through our own good will towards others. I also love Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Albert Einstein for their contributions to life. Thank you for sharing and caring, My wife and I cleaned the windows then put up summer curtains. Put away the winter clothes and blankets. Taking out our summer clothes. Tidying up each room until we had enough for one day. The air feels fresher and our thoughts flow easier. Love is in the air. Now it can easily travel anywhere. I often ask people could you give me a list of books you read. I want to see what they love. The answers would shock you. I don't read. I watch just movies. I go on the computer only. I don't have time for that. What does it take a matter of ten minutes. They are silly or foolish. I listen to your words and often wish I met you when I was ten. That is when I began my search for nice things in life and lovely people. I didn't know how to do it. I just knew I would write and write for hours about my life in my own journals. My own family were very critical and skeptical and thought I was wasting my time when I could be outside getting exercise. I use to say I am exercising my brain the most important muscle. We can function without our legs, arms if we had to. If our brain stops working we are stuck in mud where we stand. They would say and think they know better. Not to get into an argument and a confrontation I would say you live your life and I will live mine. Twenty years from now we see who is right. For me it wasn't about being right it was about living life fully and joyfully. Helping other people in need. I learned if I was not strong in my words people would try to push and bully their way. When I would only suggest and offer hints and tips. Never forcing anyone. Always saying try it for yourself let me know what works and why. Sadly all the people that I knew then never got back to me. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Then I stopped trying to explain myself and would just listen and realized people just want to talk. Holding my own beliefs sacred and write in secrecy. Letting time pass and life move forward. Believing life is perfect just the way it is. Because we keep creating in our minds the life we want and in time it becomes our reality. I spend any free time watching comedy's that make me laugh than horror flicks that scare me. I try to give short simple replies not to bore anyone. In the past I have had a habit of scaring people away. I use to be labeled little Chatty Cathy. Not the greatest nickname for a boy.Luckily only adults knew what it meant and most kids my age didn't care. Thank you for hanging on like a Hang glider riding the wind to a wonderful flight and a beautiful safe landing with both feet back firmly on the ground

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      That's great, Michael. Your vision board and clear messages posted around your house and on your person, where you can easily see them are excellent methods of boosting your affirmations. So is identifying good living examples in people you can learn from. Writing and even saying aloud what you want in positive words are other good boosts for your subconscious, - that 'wisdom of your body' to be working on those things.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Nellieanna I always love to hear about affirmations. Everyone adds their own little twist. We read and remember what we are ready to hear at this time in our life. I do a vision board and simple clear messages around my home and in my wallet. I always look at the people I spend time with and try to pick out their best qualities and learn from them. When I have free time I often write detailed explanations of what I want and dream about in life. Thanks for sharing and caring.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Certainly is special how our minds are always working and 'the wisdom of our bodies' is always attracting to us what it understands we want. It's why we need to give our subconscious positive clues as to what we want. It doesn't judge or sort out our thoughts or figure out what the real meaning is.

      Yes it can be a boost to one's own self-talk and self-image to share ideas with others, but the actual 'work' is within one's own innards. We can do it alone or with others.

      The subconscious just keys in to the direct words and images we give it. If our 'positive' words and images are of happy, good things, it goes to work attracting those to us. But 'positive' words and images to the subconscious can be of quite negative things, as well. For it, it is the actual word or image. So if the clear-cut messages it gets are actually negative things, it accepts those as our actual wants and so it attracts that kind of thing. So if our 'positive' word and images are of illness, failure, sadness - it says, 'ok'. It interprets the descriptive words and images and doesn't hear or interpret 'not' in a sentence naming negative message. It's the actual direct word or image which it hears gets. So our self-talk is giving or 'wisdom of our bodies' and our subconscious mind which dwells throughout our beings the direction we seek, even without being consciously aware of it. If one thinks "I will not fail." the subconscious hears 'fail' and pursues that. 'Not' does not register with it. Instead we need to think "I will succeed" or even better 'I am successful.' so that our subconscious believes it and goes to work to bring us opportunities supporting success.

      You probably know all that. It's the basis for affirmations.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee We should try to find a happy medium. A fast pace life we miss out on the little things. Then a life going to slow we become lazy and lethargic. For me it changes quickly back and forth when I sleep I find the perfect combination. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Your poetry always has something in it that inspires. All through April I was dragging and saying I couldn't catch up or that there was just a bit too much on my plate. Guess what? Now that the April challenge is over and May has come I miss that intense need to post everyday. Now I feel that something is lacking. Go figure....

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Nellieanna I think it is pretty special that so many things can happen in one day. I heard we think about ten thousands thoughts in one day. If you get a few people in a group think of how much more we can think about. As long as I have my health I have already hit the jackpot. The rest is just fun and games. Thank you I lov reading and sharing

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Good for you! Intensity needs to take breaks and rest. The day at hand is rich in goodness that is wonderful to review!

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Michael-Milec It is always a warm and comforting feeling reading your comments. To be happy and look half way around world and see other people enjoying their life they are living. It says it all. Have a great night. Nellieanna A busy weekend for me but when all is said and done this life rocks. I came home to relax and try to recap my day to enjoy the fun for the second time around. Thank you both for reading and sharing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      SHELLS! Have a beautiful day and weekend! Hugs.

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      "Today is the day" - how profound. - Our potential unlimited... "Now" -is-time- to resume... Isn't what we do gladly-?!

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Nellieanna If I am wide awake or sound asleep I think the same way. What I don't do during the day I do in my sleep. Thankful for all I know. Excited for what I will learn. Happy to be listening to all the things that are said until one day I learn how to frame these amazing words for others to enjoy just like I have done for years and years. Thank you so much. SHELLS

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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Beautiful, Michael! I love this!


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