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A Fasting of Your Thoughts

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A Fasting of Your Thoughts

Being...
Lies between conscious and unconsciousness, I believe.
It's about being rather than doing, a stillness of the mind.
Set sail within the deep spiritual realm of its peace.
Anchor yourself awhile in this majestic quietude of space.
No churning thoughts are welcomed in this deepen state of calm.
A quiet mind is all you'll need for a genuine light of being.
An inexplicable bliss of feeling, a fasting from your thoughts.
Let your mind rest awhile and it does not mean to sleep.


For Debbie Guzzi's contest, 'To be Free'

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  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:46:00 PM

    I knew I would see this one on the list. BIG congrats.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/22/2013 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:43:00 PM

    Wonderful moment that calm feeling while meditating...you have described it perfectly. Congratulations, SuZ

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/22/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Suz thank you for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 6:15:00 PM

    Way to go Connie, congratulations.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/22/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard thank you for the congrats. It means a lot to me. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 5:33:00 PM

    Such good advice........we need to let things go......and just escape the everyday stress of daily life! Nicely written.....and filled with wisdom!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/22/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carrie for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:05:00 PM

    congrats on a great win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/21/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the congratulation Joseph. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:06:00 PM

    A clear definition a telling. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/21/2013 2:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie for running this challenging contest. It was no easy poem to create. A great mental endurance is what I like. Thanks for the much appreciated placement. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 6:51:00 AM

    I feel calm just reading this serene piece.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/19/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:44:00 PM

    connie, Deb is really going to like this one, I think, because she is really into meditation and your poem seems very "zen" Is that the word for it? Nicely done!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/19/2013 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Zen. Thank you for your wonderful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:21:00 PM

    Connie this is so tranquil. Let go and drift sounds heavenly fine pen Shadow x smiles ps gl in contest

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/19/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shadow thank you for your lovely comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:01:00 AM

    I love that state of being, the trouble is everyone i busy doing, and nobody tries being, After all we are called beings. I would jot do without my morning meditation, thanks for your lovely poem...Peter

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/18/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Peter for the visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:24:00 PM

    This is a very powerful state of being, I love this realm of understanding without action or reaction, just a place that is itself and where thoughts glide off like on a slick surface! I loved the description of this place, what a terrific poem my friend!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/18/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Russell for the visit and your delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:28:00 PM

    Smile, no it doesn't mean to sleep I agree I feel much more content when I take time to meditate , thank you for sharing this lovely poem xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/18/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mystic for the visit and delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:48:00 PM

    Connie, I see this as one of the top winners. I love how you described a mind at rest without sleep. Very powerful line right there along with your entire poem. I rate this a 7 Wow. Hugs and love, Gail

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/18/2013 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gail thank you for the visit and leaving a delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 4:58:00 PM

    This is a hard one I think.. sounds like you meditate..? Nice poem .BG

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/18/2013 2:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Barb yes meditation, a fasting from my thoughts, resetting my chattering mind. Thank you for the visit and comment. Warm Smiles, Connie