Originally Posted 7/16/17
Week 25..... We only have this moment..... waste not one moment trying to be something or someone you were not born to be.
Dawn Kiss published a note.
August 10, 2010
Please join me... get to know me...
We only have this moment ... there are no guarantees in life. Open your hearts and allow all of life to flow inside of you. Waste not one breath.
So much has happened in such a short amount of time. With all of the circumstances that have been shared with me this week... I have seen a common thread between all of them. People are starting to realize what is most important in their lives. They have come to terms with the fact that there really are no guarantees in our outside world. We have no control of what is happening around us. We only have control of how we respond and what we feel. The only thing life can not take away from us is our own emotions. Our material world can be stripped from us. Society can 'affect' our emotions, but we can not be stripped of them without us allowing this to happen.
I say to each of you .... bask in the feelings you have. All of them! For they show the world just how alive you truly are. I seemed to have gone through the entire array of emotions this past week. Everything from pure joy to such deep anger. Luckily the anger left almost as quickly as it had come. The joy has stayed... even as it was buried under the anger. What I have also seen is that our emotions should not put limits on other people. What we feel ... "we feel". Share what's in your hearts ... yes! Then let others experience what life is bringing them at the time. For this is the only way we can grow... separately and together.
To know me...
You can see my 'outside' smile.
It can hide the pain for awhile.
Yet, when all is said and the day is done
only I know what my emotions have become.
All the world sees my Joy.
Would you believe it to be just a ploy
to make it through the day alone
only allowing the tears to fall when I reach my own home?
My heart is full... bursting at the seams
filled with heartache, joy and personal dreams.
This pain I hold is not my own.
These are the tears I shed at home.
The pain I feel is of the world
from those whose hearts continuously hurl
their hatred out to those around them
until the day finally ends.
And here I am wishing...
always wishing I could help to bring
an end to all this chaos...
to all the anger, hurt and loss.
All I can do is share who I am,
offer my feelings...my emotions as I am.
Is this enough? Some days... no.
Yet there is no other way for me to live... this I know.
My smile can hide the pain... it's true
Look into my eyes as I'm looking at you.
There is no hiding what I truly feel.
Does this make me vulnerable? Yes... but I'm real.
To know me is to read my moods,
to share in my emotions, to share yours too.
For only through my actions can I bring my feelings alive
and it is to this point that I truly do strive.
Look deep enough and you will see....
contentment, compassion and the freedom to be
everything that is brought to me, to live it fully...
to share all of this with you ... with all of you around me.
created by Dawn Ellen Kiss
copyright August 2010
I ask each of you to 'own' your feelings. Truly experience them deeply. Allow them to show you parts of yourself you didn't even know existed. And if anger does show its ugly face... realize that each emotion has its own time and place to teach us what we need to know. So experience the lesson and then let it go. To live this way is to live from the heart. I stand beside you and open mine wide. For this is who I am and my emotions I can not hide. For me.... living this way... I am blessed with a sense of freedom that I had never felt before. I hope... I pray that this freedom is brought to you as well.
Bask in the beauty that you are .... bless the world with your own gifts ... allow your emotions to bring these to us.