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Stop fighting it

Stop fighting it.

“When repelled, your cross grows heavier”
I read these words somewhere
It sank into this mind of mine
This message oh, so rare
And so I worked on this, did I
I tried it on my self
I stopped the fighting in my mind
And gained me wisdoms wealth.

So now when anger fills my soul
Or pain comes over me
I stop and take an inward look
And this is what I see
When I take away the energy
That you use to fight a thing
I find this has a kind of power
And much relief does bring.

When you are hurt, or angry
And your mind it goes insane
Just look at it, then turn attention
On something much more tame
Watch your breath, or look at ‘you’
Or feel your body’s flow
Get rid of all the fighting
Then harmony will grow.

22 N0vember 2013 @ 1015hrs.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 4:50:00 AM
    Precious stuff, great write!

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:44:00 PM
    Excellent! Sweet surrender is an acquired virtue.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jon, for your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:43:00 PM
    ah, easier said than done, peter! i enjoyed your poem, though...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene. It is just a matter of changing ones perspective. No easy but definitely Worthwhile....Peter
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 6:23:00 PM
    I agree with the message you send here, well said my friend, have a great weekend xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/24/2013 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rose, I knew that you would understand this...peter