Random thoughts of the day

On being authentic,
with free space around
yet connected to the world.
On being meaningful part,
without letting the larger whole
to swallow my life.

Marcus Antoninus

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Summits of the spirit

In aiming for glamorous summits
many have died, others lost limbs
but many more have succumbed
to their outrageous ego and greed!
How relieved I then feel
that early on I set myself the goal
to be in this world for the long haul
seeking not fame or fortune
but inner peace full of purpose
for a love that lasts and transcends
the greatest achievement
someone alive can ever make
that elusive conquest of the self
the golden harvest of the spirit.

Marcus Antoninus

Childhood dreams

dreams of my childhood
light of my life,
secret jewels and joyful spirits!
at once silly,
nostalgic and uplifting,
sometimes retracted
but never gone for long
and always transcending
a harsh reality
and a world
not entirely lost.

Marcus Antoninus

Morning prayer (I)

Oh morning Sun!
by clouds and wind unperturbed
with your calm and joy so powerful
let your energy flow
enlighten and inspire me
to overcome my flaws
to accept my share
to become wiser
and better
today

Marcus Antoninus

Perspectives

There is something tangible
in the impermanence of clouds.
In passing their fleeting lives,
in every gracious move,
in every swirl under the Sun,
I imagine the wisdom,
the serenity and joy,
of a deep understanding,
of that long perspective,
from some vantage point,
extending beyond the noise,
far away,
in space
and time.

Marcus Antoninus