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A poetic reflection

Hi! Here are a few poems today. I have been busy finishing my WIP and have been doing a lot of reading. For my birthday I bought myself a book of poetry, a book of poems by Rumi , of course! Staying inspired is my goal. Ah, poetry! Thanks for reading and reflecting on the many moods of my poetry. Life is awesome. Be aware of the beauty all around you today. Quiet It is in the quiet that your soul expands rises to the blossoming it was made to do Stillness coaxes joy out of something something magnificent and hidden; Love settles down in the quiet recesses of the heart and hope guides the activity of thought; all of this activity takes place in quietness with steady focus and direction Life is stirred in moments of quiet truth revealed and joy expanded Live life through the whispers of quiet and watch the mystery unfold. Mirror I look in a mirror seeing not myself I see a glory yet becoming a dazzling star shining radiantly it is

Deserving Joy

                                                                        DESERVING JOY         I deserve joy . I said the words quietly to myself, not out loud. It was a statement, more like an affirmation, really. It felt unnatural and yet I knew it shouldn't feel that way to make a statement about something that should be self-evident. We all deserve joy. That includes me, and it includes you!     I stepped back after I made the statement to myself about deserving joy. The raw power of the statement rattled me. I wondered why. Didn't I believe I was deserving of joy? Had I even defined joy for myself?     I needed to get clear on what joy was for me before I could claim the truth that I was worthy of it and see it in my life. After realizing this I took it upon myself to do just that. Define joy for myself. Have you ever done that?     I began to see that, for me, joy is based on deeper, longer lasting principles. Joy is based on  a sense of gratefulness, a recogn