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My Outer Peace vs My Heaven's Peace

Updated on September 28, 2014
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

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"Victory means temporary peace,

But Peace is eternity's victory."- Sri Chinmoy.


My outer peace negotiates, this is good.

Yet it is shrouded in the shadows of my mind’s supremacy.

My Heaven’s Peace illumines,

For it is the language of the Heart.

My outer peace carries the sorrows of night;

My Heavens Peace blesses me with Love and Light.

My outer peace embodies the love of power;

My Heaven’s Peace embraces the power of Love.

My outer peace follows the way of breaking;

My Heaven’s Peace demonstrates the way of selfless giving.

My outer peace is restless with suspicion;

My Heaven’s Peace is a Oneness-Union.


From above, my outer peace carries painful showers;

My Heaven’s Peace is a garland of beautiful flowers.

My outer peace is a slave to greed;

My Heaven’s Peace is a servant of need.

My outer peace is subservient to the critical mind;

My Heaven’s Peace is born out of a celestial vine.

My outer peace is the son of compromise;

My Heaven’s Peace, is the child of compassion.

My outer peace, lies in the imagination;

My Heaven’s Peace is the reality of union.


My outer peace always fades;

My Heaven’s Peace blossoms like Jade.

My outer peace is a separation-nest;

My Heaven’s Peace is the song of Oneness.

My outer peace tears, layer by layer;

My Heaven’s Peace is the fruits of prayer.

My outer peace-road is full of cracks;

My Heaven’s Peace-Bridge has plenty of stock.

My outer peace has a very loud voice;

My Heaven’s peace is an inner choice.

-Manatita, 28th September, 2014. © Copyrighted.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      This is beautiful and profound, it flows like a gentle stream of peaceful water. I love the contrast between the outer and heavenly peace. Whatever helps to bring peace to this troubled world is alright with me.

      My best to you.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Well spoken, and I note your loving wish at the end. The feeling is mutual. I feel that you are a very discerning Soul. May the Inner Light blesses you and protect those you love. Shalom!

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      AISHAKHATTAK 2 years ago

      Great poem friend ! At the end, Just laughed at the Quiz.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Well @manatita44, I would like to appreciate your effort. Loved these lines.

      My outer peace has a very loud voice;

      My Heaven’s peace is an inner choice.

      The Quiz was bit of strange peace at the end !!!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great list of differences between the peace (or lack of it) outside us and the heavenly peace within us. It suggest the need for personal inventory. Voted Up and more.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I support you.

      I laugh too. Not my style. Still, I am looking for something. Again, it's my first attempt at quiz. I flopped the first and tried again. It's not quite what I intended, but it will do. Why did you laugh?

      Thanks for your input. Salaam!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I have abandoned the quiz, Saqib.

      It's not doing what I wanted it to do. Thanks for the observation and thanks for reading this poem.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Dora.

      Yes, you're right. This is the way of Yoga philosophy. It is an ever-transcending inner sojourn. Much blessings to you and mom this Sunday evening.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've always loved your poetry. Nothing has changed after reading this beautiful piece.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Well done my friend. Voted up to Heaven's gates. whonu

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved your portry. There is a difference between inner and outer peace..Beautiful!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Bill.

      I always love your heartfelt contributions. Much Mehta.

      Whonu, thank you and much gratitude. Not yet, no, but yes, one day we'll meet at Heaven's Gate.

      Ruby, great to have you always. Higher blessings.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      manatita if you like thriller movies ,I have recently written a hub regarding it. Please go through it and crtique will be appreciated.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      This makes us think about each point you raise; it's beautiful but thought provoking too. Lovely.

      Ann

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Saqib.

      I like Chinese movies. The long episodes. They are so touching! and spiritual, too, some of them. Still, we are a family here and I will visit your Hub. Cheers.

      Thanks Ann, most certainly worth reflection. Much love.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Wonderful expressions of peace. I enjoyed the poem. Very artistic.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, words. Blessings.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      ‘My outer peace carries the sorrows of night…

      My Heavens Peace blesses me with Love and Light.”

      This is stunning poetry! There is both honesty and inspiration that is so genuine and beautiful. Voted up and shared.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Genna.

      How are things with you? An embrace for you with sweet and higher thoughts. Much Mehta.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Thank you, Manatita. There is peace in my heart. So it is.

      May all your days be blessed with love and peace. Lots of love and hugs.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I have wanted to say this to you, Phyllis. Don't think I have. You seem to feel for the downtrodden, those experiencing injustice. A very noble virtue, I feel.

      God bless you; bless your heart. May the Mother strengthen you, and continue to grant you a loving peace. Om Shanti!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      And you are correct, dear friend. Thank you. Peace and justice go hand in hand, I think. Sometimes my heart cries for the downtrodden and I send out love and prayers. There seems to be more I can do. Thank you again, Manatita.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      The pleasure is all mines. Gratitude.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 2 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Loved it! Profound and touching. It actually can resonate with people of all faiths and beliefs.

      Btw, came here via a great share by Genna East.

      Regards,

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Well then, Suhail, my deep gratitude to Genna, and welcome to you. Are you a poet? I am rushing to poetry café and will look you up later. Thank you so much!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done manatita44, finding peace is such an important part of life, I love how you organized and presented this incredible poem. A job well done my friend. Jamie

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 2 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      No, Manatita, I am not a poet, but enjoy reading it.

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      Manatita, you have managed to write another profound, true, and touching poem. The contrasts are so authentic, and your mastery of words captures the essence of the feelings that you portray here. This is a beautiful poem, filled with the voice of truth.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Jamie.

      You are a Friend, Bro. But yes. I did this one differently. Current events are overtaking us, and so we try, and so we try ... Peace, my Friend.

      Suhail, I'm so grateful. How is the dog? Just back and it's after midnight. Read a few poems at Open Mike in Covent Garden here in London, UK. Much peace to you.

      Hi Doris,

      Are you sure that you do not wish to become a disciple of Sri Chinmoy? Seriously, this is meant to be a compliment to you. You mirror and understand my esoterics and ethereals so well! May our Lord bless and augment your inner beauty. Joy, Love and Light.

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Your poem reminds us of what happens when we rely too much on the self. A great take, Manatita. Shalom!

      BTW, will make my way to another video store tomorrow and check out the title again for ya.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Michelle. Much appreciated. Too true. I hear so many of us talking about 'free will' It has become a burden, perhaps. Gratitude.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you for another wonderful poem filled with wisdom, Manatita.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Victor.

      Lots of love to you in Hawaii. God bless.

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      The way you wove this poem together took some doing - but you did it! And even more amazing the contrasts between one and the other. Those striving to be more for our Creator have this inner struggle going on all the time, but we're blessed to have it - than not. Because if there is no struggle, then the attitude is definitely wrong, like who cares sort of approach to everything. We have to rise above and we can only do it with divine help. There is no other way. We are only human, but we do receive help as we put our effort and heart into it.

      Great poetry my friend!

      May God bless...

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      What can I say, my Sweet.

      My loving gratitude for your sincere and heartfelt sentiment. Much Mehta (Loving kindness)

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      Yes, much the same to you as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Beautiful poem... I loved the contrast between your outer will and inner peace. I find myself struggling with those two things all the time. Apostle Paul said it best: " Those things I want to do I don't do, but the things I don't I find myself doing. Peace is hard to find in the world but we can always find it in Jesus. Thanks for sharing.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks again, Dana. God's peace be with you and those you love.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You hit upon two, but I believe that there are more depending upon each situation. Nicely done.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Maybe, don't really know.

      Thanks a lot here Deb. Peace.

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      Hello Manatita,

      I really enjoyed your poetic readings. I sent you an email and am just wondering if you received it. Take care

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Have responded twice, my Sweet.

      Sent you a video of me reading poetry. Have written you two or three letters in about six weeks, perhaps. You seem to have two e-mails. Wrote today. Should be a current one, no? Much love.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful poem. I think I knew it would be just by reading the title. Is nice to have meet you. Blessings.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Likewise, Elsie. Great to have met you too. Nice smile.

      I do not wish to promote here, but in relation to your Hub on aging, you might like The Power of The Conscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, and Growing Older. I read the latter many years ago. In the last Chapter of Joseph Murphy's, there are some really inspirational and positive pieces about ageing. You may relate to this. Much peace.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for this information, I think I would enjoy reading it, I have saved this, will look into it.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Gratitude.

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