Courage

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.

Retrieved from the Motivation app

Courage
is a beating heart
which knows it will stop
beating one day, yet it still continues
beating, bravely away inside a chest
which serves as its place of rest.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

What to do | a poem on Hedonic Adaptation

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.

Anonymous

What to do
When you hedonic-ally adapt
To the things you love to do?

What to do
When the things you love to do
Have already been mapped by your mind?

What to do
When like a robot you are no longer inspired
By the things you do, because they’ve become automatic?

Do you stop
Doing what you love to do?

Or do you do
What you love to do, differently?

Oh! tell me
What to do
To stop myself from getting used
To the things I love to do.


Lest they become automatic
And I no longer have to be inspired by them.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Life can be beautiful and it can be ugly

If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.

Sheryl Sandberg

Life
can be beautiful
and it can be ugly
depending on what you think

Life
can either be beautiful
or it can be ugly
depending on your mind-state
your life can be full of sunshine and clear blue skies
or it can be plagued by rough winds
that blow you into unwanted territory.

Life
can be beautiful
and it can also be ugly
so if you want your life to be beautiful
and not ugly
then do start cultivating your mind
so that only beautiful thoughts will find
themselves growing in it.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

The Music is playing

All things respond to the call of rejoicing. All things gather where life is a song.

James Allen

The music is playing
But you are not hearing
The music is playing
But you’re not listening
The music is playing
But you are not dancing
The music is playing
But you’re not singing
The music is playing
But you are not rejoicing.

Oh how I feel for you
Who is not rejoicing
Oh how I feel for you
Who is not listening, and dancing
For joy, even though the music is playing.