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Spirit Prevails September 10, 2014

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

Ego hangs on tight
Preferring known to unknown
How boring is that?

Resist hanging on
Attachments become anchors
Let billow your sails

Relinquish your fears
Live amid uncertainty
Discover what’s next

Embrace all with joy
Relinquish with joy also
Learn to flow through life

The still silent voice
Guides you without faltering
Get out of its way

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Artwork by Maitte Van Arsdel ~ available at Island Gallery West.

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1. suzicate - September 10, 2014

Beautiful set of haikus, and a wonderful way to live.

suzicate - September 10, 2014

Perhaps, that should have been “set of Haiku”…too early in the am for me to think about it, just call the grammar police!

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

I agree. Too early to tell. 😎

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, Suzi. Life should be more than a series of stressful moments strung together ad infinitum. Life should be a joyous journey of adventure and discovery.

It’s liberating to let go of the known to make room for the new.

2. Val Boyko - September 10, 2014

Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
I love this series of haikus from Nancy. Beautiful poetic words of wisdom! Thank you Nancy. You always has so much to share. Val x

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing, Val! Hope you have a day filled with FLOW.

3. Val Boyko - September 10, 2014

Try saying ego haiku 10 times very quickly ;P

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Hahaha! OK, but it’s NOT a contest. Please NO WAGERING. :mrgreen:

Val Boyko - September 11, 2014

So, I’m interested to know how many dolphins responded to the call?

nrhatch - September 11, 2014

Not a one. Maybe they were “off line” or “out of range.” 😛

4. Silver in the Barn - September 10, 2014

“Let billow your sails” Love that.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, Barbara ~ it’s great when the wind catches our sails at just the “right” angle.

5. ericjbaker - September 10, 2014

Stop being a grump
I try to convince myself
It’s part of my charm

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

You, sir, are the most
charming grump ~ put that with the
bee in your bonnet 😎

6. NancyTex - September 10, 2014

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love each of the haiku stanzas on their own, but together they are so powerful. Perfect sentiment for me today.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, NT. I wrote them to stand on their own. Later, they “pooled” their resources.

Somewhat like you did in your post today. Here’s to hitting rock bottom, and realizing we have no way to go but UP.

NancyTex - September 10, 2014

I don’t think you’re on Twitter, but I wanted to let you know I tweeted a link to this post because it’s so beautiful it deserves to be seen by many.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, NT. I’m not on Twitter. Thanks for the Tweet.

7. valleygrail - September 10, 2014

All right then! Let’s have a go at it!

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Onwards and upwards!

8. In the Stillness of Willow Hill - September 10, 2014

Billowing sails…..such a lovely way of looking at letting go. I will take your words with me as I step into my day.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Awesome! Here’s to allowing inspiration to lift us . . . higher.

9. Allison at longandluxe.com - September 10, 2014

Thank you so much for these beautiful guiding words. Namaste 🙂

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, Allison. Glad they resonated with you. Namaste.

10. Jill Weatherholt - September 10, 2014

This is great, Nancy! “Resist hanging on…” So many people do…unfortunately.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

I am reading a somewhat opaque book at the moment ~ The Secret of Letting Go, by Guy Finley.

Instead of spelling everything out, he merely points in the general direction ~> forcing readers to rely on the still silent voice within to complete the translation.

It’s an effective way of teaching readers to trust their Inner G.P.S.

11. Ally Bean - September 10, 2014

Just what I needed to read this morning. Guidance, cleverly revealed. Love this.

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, Ally Bean! When we stop throwing up roadblocks, the journey through life gets ever so much easier. And more FUN.

12. Kathy at SMART Living 365.com - September 10, 2014

Hi NR….I’m in Puebla Mexico right now and this is a GREAT reminder when traveling in a foreign country! (okay it’s a great reminder every day but now it is really essential.) Stuff happens…flow with it and follow the joy…Spirit prevails! ~Kathy

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Hope you’re enjoying your trip . . . flow and all.

13. Piglet in Portugal - September 10, 2014

these are great, Nancy.

My favorite is:
Embrace all with joy
Relinquish with joy also
Learn to flow through life

As always your words are so thoughtful

nrhatch - September 10, 2014

Thanks, PiP! What I’ve noticed over time:

1. We “hear” the lesson.
2. We “get” the lesson.
3. We remember to “apply” the lesson. Sometimes. :mrgreen:

Piglet in Portugal - September 11, 2014

I agree but have you noticed in times of stress how often we forget to ‘apply’ the lesson?

nrhatch - September 11, 2014

Exactly. Hence the “sometimes.” :mrgreen:

The more we practice on “little things,” the more ready we are to apply it in times of stress . . . BEFORE our thoughts get away from us.

14. kismet - September 11, 2014

wow wow

15. Three Well Beings - September 11, 2014

I love the artwork! Learning to embrace uncertainty took practice for me, and still does, if I’m honest. But uncertainty holds so much possibility for potential. It does make life more of an adventure. 🙂

nrhatch - September 11, 2014

Thanks, Debra. Uncertainty stirs our emotions. We might feel Fear, Anticipation, Excitement, or Anxiety at the thought of the “new.” It’s easier to embrace uncertainty when we view any internal jitters and butterfly flutters as “excitement” rather than “nervousness.”

Sometimes changing the label, changes our internal dialogue from “dreading an event” to being “giddy with excitement.”

16. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - September 11, 2014

Ack! We know that’s where I struggle, the unknown vs. the known! But I love the “get out of your own way”! I just recently had an epiphany similar to that – so yet again, here you are reinforcing the messages I’m receiving!

nrhatch - September 11, 2014

When we LISTEN, it’s hard to miss the messages intended for our eyes, ears, and heart!

Spirit is . . . persistent.

17. diannegray - September 11, 2014

The lines ‘attachments become anchors and let billow your sails’ reminds me of quantum physics where it’s easier to live life as a wave rather than a particle 😀

nrhatch - September 11, 2014

Great analogy, Dianne. And, if you’re stuck being a particle, it makes sense to float over the waves rather than fighting them.

18. aliciaknunn - September 12, 2014

Reblogged this on Alicia Speaks and commented:
Let go and let flow…love this!

nrhatch - September 12, 2014

Thanks, Alicia! To flow!

aliciaknunn - November 17, 2014

You’re welcome! To flow!

19. jannatwrites - September 12, 2014

I liked all of these, both alone, and read as a whole.

nrhatch - September 12, 2014

Thanks, Janna. Spirit is an amusing muse . . . as evidenced by your most recent post.

What 13-year-old girl wouldn’t love to be “the boss” of her dad?

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