Nirvana

Nirvana

A Poem by Hebe
"

A gift of silence fro me to you!

"



An illusion of the mind is what I call lunacy

 High strung ideas, ego crouched under the surface

Thoughts weaving patterns that have no basis,

 in the early mist of daybreak

 ideas ...like vapors penetrating through cracks of our brain 

Who is here to hear our logic? 

Hours spent contriving plans of generic concepts, to convince who ? 

we all have our own intricate movies playing, portraying our muses
 
Oh come, try to see things as they are

A tree for example..... is it just a tree in your eyes ?

What preconceived notions do you have about it

 I spend many days trying to separate the tree from me

I spent many weeks feeling my emotional turmoil

I spent hours listening to my heartbeat

I realized many things, during my time spent in silence

eventually I was able to separate the tree from me

eventually I saw you as just you, and me as me

eventually I was able to hear my heartbeat loud and clearly

in the stillness of my mind, I mastered time as it ticked

now I can see the wind fill the tree with life

I pick out a melody playing in my heart

and I can love you, simply for you

and my life has transformed from

colorless to nirvana


© 2016 Hebe


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Hebe,
Looking for peace and a place of quiet as we try find ourselves centered in the chaos and swirling tempests of this life is a common need in every human beings life. It is interesting as I regularly spend a bit of 'quiet time' just pondering God's word in a natural outdoor place. I found many things in common with above writing. 'Now I can see the wind fill the tree with life.' Yes Nature many times will pull at us we find commonality somehow in peace and solitude of heart and mind. My God and Lord Jesus is my true and only strength and source.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


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SKY
Being a big fan of meditation I surely relate myself to this. No desires no worries, no pain and not even expectations of any glory. "Nirvana" the true purpose of life as I feel. Great work friend :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


SKY

3 Years Ago

Yes you're right many people won't understand the value of meditation in ones life. I am doing it si.. read more
Hebe

3 Years Ago

I have studied it for ever, but now i am practicing .... i admire the wisdom you had to start so yo.. read more
SKY

3 Years Ago

Well it was all mom who taught me meditation right from childhood. Well I have messaged you somethin.. read more
Interesting read and beautiful fitting pictures. I like the smooth flow and voice this poem conveyed. Tyfs!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Muchas gracias :)
Cyprian Van Dyke

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome :)
I love the sense of control this poem portrays in my mind, the idea of taming your own mind - possibly an impossible feat. Love this!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your review...difficult but possible:)
Great poem. I can't stand being in silence as my mind tends to race like an out of control train bursting off the tracks.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

It's crazy i know, the mind has a mind of its own! ..thank you for your review:)
Very nice love poem with a bit different approach. The silence is around you I expect, but the mind in still screaming out ideas and thoughts. Even in silence


Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you Willard .... that's the hard part trying to silence the crazy mind!:)
Willard Wells

3 Years Ago

I know the issue. I see it in your writing. Your flow and word selection strikes a cord with me.
This is absolutely stunning! The build up, the thoughts, the ending phase where the poet finds his/her true self and with that came the self acceptance, which is the real essence of life. The whole poem takes us to the path of calmness... So beautiful my frnd... Loved the picture too...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you so so much Dhiman....if i can just even put one person on a path to peace and calmness, th.. read more
I loved this one very much! My favorite poems are the ones that mean more or express more than the words that compose them and I find a lot of those on here. In my opinion, this is one of the best ones so far. Loved it! Thank you for sharing ;)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Happy New Year Tashida, hope 2017 brings you health & happiness, and thank you for your nice words:)
Tashida

3 Years Ago

Thank you! Happy New Year to you as well :) And you are very, very welcome!!! ;)
Now that is the trick, isn't it? Separating ourselves from those we see? I love that you've been able to put this concept into an understandable format. You've expressed the simplicity of the Buddhist teachings very nicely here.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thanks D. It took me some time to get through all the teachings and finally came up with this under.. read more
Hebe, it is not a gift but gift of gifts. It saved my life kept my sorrow away. Your poems tell me this concept that is also gift to me. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing:-)
Best
Szhzia

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you Szhzia for your review..... you are right it is a gift of gifts.... its amazing how people.. read more

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