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The Answers Lie Within January 3, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Poetry, Spirit & Ego.

InfinityOur spirits enter the world, with knowledge of eternity
Knowing we are loved with absolute certainty
Our journey starts in innocence: no fear, shame, or guilt
Upon this pure foundation, our egos soon are built

The ego has a protective role to play
To guard us from harm as we proceed along the way
Out of the ego grows the need to achieve
We thirst for fame and fortune . . . or so we believe

Look deep, the answers lie within
The spark of divine spirit knows where we’ve been

AbstraktEventually, the giver is born
Wanting to give back, good deeds to perform

But soon even giving fails to satisfy
The seeker emerges to explore the inner cry

The seeker searches for the divine
And hears the inner spirit for the very first time

The voice of the spirit is silent, but real
And from its voice . . . we learn a great deal

Look deep, the answers lie within
The spark of divine spirit knows where we’ve been

abstract-green-n-blueThirsting to see God, the seeker soon sees
Spirit isn’t here or there, it’s universal energy
With this wisdom, the seer holds the grail
As the inner wizard appears without fail

Once the wizard appears, our spirits rest
Knowing they’ve completed their spiritual quest
As they bask in the full light of the sun
The unity is clear . . . God and Spirit are One

So, look deep, the answers lie within
The spark of divine spirit knows where we’ve been

complexLook deep, the answers lie within
We reach the beginning . . . in the end

* * * * *

I wrote this song after watching Deepak Chopra address the spiritual stages we move through in life ~ first, developing an ego . . . and then letting it go.

Thought for the day:  “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through.”  ~ Anaïs Nin

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1. suzicate - January 3, 2011

very wise post. Look deep, the answers lie within
We reach the beginning . . . in the end – love this line! I can hear this being sung, just lovely.

nrhatch - January 3, 2011

Thanks, Suzicate. The last line is my favorite. 🙂

Life ~ an eternal and infinite loop with no end and no beginning?

2. Shannon Sullivan - January 3, 2011

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

nrhatch - January 3, 2011

Thanks, Shannon.

If I was more technologically “enlightened,” I would be able to post a music clip. 🙂

3. Brown Eyed Mystic - January 3, 2011

Love it, Nancy!


nrhatch - January 3, 2011

Thanks, Brown Eyed.

Tapping into our inner wisdom pays dividends every day.

4. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 3, 2011

Ego more or less is something my brother and I have been discussing a lot in the last few days because of some weird family issues that have come up. Strange how two people from the same family can be so different.

nrhatch - January 3, 2011

People are like snowflakes . . . no two are ever exactly alike.

Life is not one-size-fits-all. 😉

5. Ollin - January 3, 2011

That was BEAUTIFUL, Nancy. Thank you so much for sharing. I struggle every day to release that fierce ego of mind. Sometimes I just win by being aware that it is there, most of the time it gets the best of me. But there are brief, half-seconds were I think I glimpse life without it.

I guess I’ll keep trying.

nrhatch - January 3, 2011

Thanks, Ollin. Maybe the Dalai Lama has eliminated his Ego. I know I haven’t. But I am much more mindful of my thoughts.

If Ego starts to “rattle my cage” with its incessant demands for attention, I realize that I can choose to ignore it . . . and let go of the anger, the jealousy, the envy, the hurt pride, etc.

In short, I can send Ego to its room for a time out instead of getting caught up in its temper tantrums. 🙂

6. Cindy - January 4, 2011

It’s beautiful, Nancy, do you sing?

nrhatch - January 4, 2011

Thanks, Cin. Yes, I sing. I’ve sung in the occasional wedding (always for close friends and family), and performed in a few bars at Open Mike nights, etc.

During college, I got a FREE day cruise in St. Thomas in exchange for playing guitar and singing on deck for other passengers. FREE drinks too. That was probably my only “paid” gig.

I have a stack of demo tapes with the songs I’ve written, but nothing digital. I am so behind the times. 🙂

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