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Need of a change

In need of a wake up call…?? In need of some inspiration and understanding??

This is a poetry review for “Need of a change,” a book by Rita Rana.

We all seek inspiration, maybe something which can guide us or wake up our inner moral compass. I know I do. This life can be deceitful, or, better put, our minds can lead us into something negative, depression, worthlessness, wrong choices, etc. By our minds I mean our egos. This poetry book is just about this. It is simple, yet very deep. I would say it is very honest about what sometimes people seem to forget. It reminds us of the right path to follow, and I think the author means to share her own life with us by connecting through her poetry.

It is not about her life per se, but the author uses an emotional tone we can all find relevant. Each poem is designed to paint a mental picture and help you think about your own life and where this one is going, in order for you to wake up and see what you must do to change for the better. All love and happiness is an inner work, and an inner success. Personally, I find this the message. It reminded me of the important things that must come first in my life. I could even add that it took me on a journey of self-discovery, because self-discovery never ends as long as you are alive; and so, books like this one can help you enormously in your journey.

So, to finalize, I really recommend this book. If you are like me, into self-development and inspiration to become a better human being, then this is definitely a poetry book worth both your time and money.

I GIVE THIS ONE 4 STARS OUT OF 5.

And these are links where you can follow the author:

Amazon author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Rita-Rana/e/B089NTWBDD?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/RitaRana07

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ritzee.rana/about

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Love and anarchy: a poetry chapbook.

This is a poetry review.  I chose to read this one because it brings a new side of life.  I do not smoke.  I do not drink.  I do not choose to see the tragedy in life.  And yet, this work of poetry is very moving, and it expands my mind into understanding other aspects.  You can find love, relationships, the emotional roller coaster in the poet’s life.  There is a hint of depression and addiction here.  It is a mixture of emotions and each line explains the essence of anxiety, joy, sadness, lost love, memories.   

I give this one 4 stars out of 5.

  • I really think life is a tragedy, a theater of our making, a myriad of our most intimate experiences and inner dialogues (or daily self-talk).  And I think the poet tries to bare his experiences, raw and very intimate; thus desires to share that with you.  These experiences may elevate you, or give you a deeper insight into life.  I truly recommend these personal thoughts to you.  Personally, I’ll be reading this again and expanding my understanding into this phenomena roller coaster we call life. 

Straight from the poet’s mind:

My name is Tyler R. Martin I’m am a veteran having served in the US Army and now a published poet living in New York. My poetry attempts to put life under a microscope revealing the good the bad and the horrible. I spend my days chain smoking and drinking bourbon. Enjoy my work!

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And if you enjoyed that, please take a moment to visit my work.  I write about self-development, the poetry of the better life, love and relationships.

Review of my books: “I really loved the depth of your approach, specially because sometimes I struggle with low self-esteem and that gets into my relationship with my new wife.  Thanks for helping us become aware of all these things.  Much love to you and yours.”

Review of my books: “It allowed me to see another explanation of love..with a touch of humor i was able to find a sensible place to kick back to enjoy knowing I have always been Loved!!  YOUR advice is like finding a treasure. Thank you so much sharing!”

“I ALWAYS LOVED YOU.” A book about love and relationships.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 1). A book about self-esteem and individuality.

“LEAVING THE HERD” (part 2). A book about enlightenment and the renaissance of the leader in you.

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The Art of Love.

 

So, love is not what you think, or what you feel, as nice as these can be for you. When you say “I love you,” you are really feeding your own ego, which is okay; however, you must truly understand, love cannot exist in a word, for love is an action, today, now, even if you are upset.  Words of “love” do not have real validity, they only satisfy your ravenous ego.

To truly love is an art that most people, even though they form relationships and satisfy each other, do not seem able to master.  A desire, a passionate feel, a joyful sensation–these are manifestations of thinking, of a thought.  Let me ask you, and be honest with yourself now:  Do you reduce and belittle love to be just a mere satisfying thought…??  If you do, then you do not understand and experience true love, as most unconscious people do not.

“An Infinite Ocean.”

You can study me all you want,
You can mention me all you want,
You can obsess over me all you want;
But only beyond that desire you and I exist.
You must surrender yourself to it to know it.

So, if anyone asks you about the art of love,
And about how to love, and about our love,
Tell them that there exists no spoken love,
That our love is not how the flower looks,
That our love is not what your mind knows.

And if you wonder why the sky is so blue today,
Or why our attraction is so mystically powerful,
Or why you feel this way and you cannot hide it,
Then stop your mind and kiss me on the lips;
For to love me is to love you without thought.

We loved each other long before this thought.
We knew each other long before this poem.
Love is an infinite ocean which exists in us,
The rest is just an unreal agony muddying it;
So, you and I are the ocean without the agony.

 

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The Mind of Love.

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Love is not man-made or a design of thought, but we must nurture it in our minds as well; and so in order to become understanding and experience its divine essence, its divine origins. To truly love ourselves, and another as well.

The intellect is ruled by concepts, philosophies, beliefs, opinions; therefore, all may form obsessions, stubbornness, goals. This can be good or bad for the evolution of our humanity; but it can certainly never be true love, for the intellect cannot know true love.

So, our minds must see beyond the intellect, beyond personal egos, to actually allow access to true love, to true connection from The Divine into the crudeness of our humanity, into the crudeness of our minds.

From there, it is all a question of keeping the intellect away from love.

 

The Mind of Love


O, the Mind of Love is gone from man!
Its divine grace and magic trampled.
How do I fly to the heights of heaven
When the intellect has stolen my wings …??
Just know the Father in God is wisdom,
And know the Mother in God is true love;
Both must be One Soul of Light in me,
As my being becomes freedom’s dove.

To rend a hundred veils and just be,
To do away with society and the world,
To acquire liberation from goals of “I”–
This is The Mind of Love of the lovers.
Within a silent mind, beyond petty time;
Within a simple gaze, the whole universe:
It is how The Mind of Love exists truly,
It is how our lives remain a poetic verse.

 

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Divine Behaviors.

Love is not a word.  Truth is not philosophy.  They are higher principles which must be lived if one is to truly be awaken and understand one’s own life and the world.  Principles must penetrate your whole body and become your everyday behavior, your purpose to live daily; but, not just for the sake of the superior human being within you, not just to embrace divinity, but also to guide the lives of others with the example of true awakening.  This is true love.

Principles.

Out of vain drunkards spit words of law,
An elegant but dry philosophy from them;
For no one applies what their lips say,
For no one behaves in such a way.

The sanity has dwindled greatly thus,
And the people has fallen from Grace;
Morals are neglected, utterly denied,
Ethics are banished, not even tried.

The punishment is severe, indeed unjust;
Consciousness has been buried long ago.
Does anybody rules himself on principles….??
Do you know the substance of miracles…??

Once the truth is upon a mind which sees,
It cannot just be verbalized and forgotten;
For love and truth are actions you live,
As every day you feel your heart beat.

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The transmutation most pure.

The path to awaken from the slumber of thousands of years is not to fill the mind with knowledge and the experience of others, but it is the transition or passage from living in your mind to becoming acquainted with your emotional body. The body has intelligence, but the mind is only a bundle of memories without intelligence–it is the past and also the imagination of a future. To live in the head is what most people do in the world today, and as a result the same world is chaos–i.e., wars, religious and political division, intolerance, no comprehension of what love really is, etc. etc.

To see this in oneself and change! Change without a second thought or stubbornness. Change without blaming others. This is moving from your head/from your ego to your body/to your pure emotional content. And greater empathy and understanding shall fill your whole being then…

“The transmutation most pure.”

Of the earth I was once born
And to the earth I shall return;
Like the seed deep in the soil,
As the seed forms into a flower–
But what happens in between,
What occurs as my mind develops,
What befalls the blooming flower…??
Under time, self-awareness every hour.

Thus an awakening of the whole human being,
An elevation of the very mind I must be seeing;
For the mind is the greatest challenge to endure,
For Awakening is the transmutation most pure.
From the head to the heart, from ego to spirit,
As I carry my burdens and seek my answers,
It is the manifestation of love without fear,
It is the mystical path which brings cheer.

 

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The flame of the eternal.

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The flame of the eternal carries the everlasting word in the heart of two souls, by a bond so strong that it surpasses all flesh and thought…

The flame of the eternal

Allow the very flame of the eternal to speak,
Allow our true love to soar ever higher;
As the young lover of the truth does seek,
As our very souls as one ignite the fire.
And let us not be hasty in our true affections,
For patience is the very essence of love;
And let us hold all our mental preoccupations,
For you and I sing with the angels above.
The beauty you carry shines like the moon
With its mighty spell on the heart of the tide;
The smile you bring to my heart is the tune
Which is the very secret to my affections guide.
Your lovely lips drink from the eternal word,
Which gives you eternal youth and splendor;
Your innocence as sweet as the hummingbird,
Your passions grow with the love most tender.


 

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The Secret.

Amidst the turmoils of the world, of your everyday life, there is need to be strong; but this strength must come from within you, your only place for refuge which is eternal, unchanging, truthful.  Beyond the pettiness of the ego which always wants to compete and win over the ignorance of others, you must find yourself, free yourself and get the energy you need to face your day.  This must be your temple, and so you have to honor it by making a daily practice of visiting these eternal waters in you–i.e., waters of youth, waters of true alchemy and high conscience on which you can always rely.  This is the secret to be yourself, strong, unique, confident; thus to be love and happiness by making it a daily practice, to visit your inner self, quiet your thinking and connect with your emotions.

“The secret.”

Beautiful women wonder where my secret lies,
For I ever rise over the fools which begin fights.
Wise men come to me for pleasant conversation,
For I give them deepness without frustration.

And the secret has existed for ages and ages;
The common mind had erased it from the pages.
It is in the fire of the human soul where you find
Confidence, strength, the love which does bind.

Can you allow it to speak in a retired place
Surrounded by peace and harmony…??
Can you quiet your thoughts in the midst
Of your mental storms fearlessly…??

That is the secret: To discover your place of love.
That is the key: To free yourself and fly like a dove.
To be strong is to rise over your own ego and fear.
To be strong is to always find within you good cheer.

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The game.

People make the mistake to seek themselves in society–in their relationships, in their jobs, in their religions, and in all their particular activities.  This is to put on masks and try to fit in and find your love, your happiness here; however, these are the lies people live and tell themselves every day.  Because these are mere things, as important as they can be to you, superficial things you do, experiences of the human games you are here to play; but still you are searching for yourself in the wrong places where nothing of eternal substance can be found…

“The game.”

I was blind and my foothold very weak,
I thought me as superior in my own eyes,
I felt saved, proud, safe in a crooked path
Where I had you through painful choices.
I did not see myself in this game but a lie
Which grew in me and cut my freedom,
A game where I constantly seek and seek,
In you, In them, some love, some happiness,
A way to express myself through my masks;
But soon it swallowed me and kept me away
In spite of my bouts of anger and frustration,
In spite of my desires to be mended by you.
But I finally discovered myself in the mirror,
Aging, deceived, broken–but alas awake!
Thus awake with a light I hadn’t seen before,
Such brightness which took me past the mask,
Past societies, past cultures, past seeking.
And now I saw you, dear, for who you were,
My partner, not my savior or my source of love;
And I saw me, I saw how illumined I was,
what I was, and who I needed to be for me.
Yes, I contemplated my role and my worth
Far beyond society’s many false arguments.
Who was I…?? Thunder came, lightning shot,
Then I knew who I was, and who you were too…


 

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Letting go…

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What is it which you seek to understand…??  Why do you always want that control…??–to always know everything, to always fix everything.  Can’t you see that freedom from all your pain, from all your problems, is in letting go…??


Your ego is not master of your house, only the moment is, the Now; thus, you must stop all thought and overthinking, allow the past to stay in the past, and you embrace the moment.  No pain or suffering, no confusion or frustration lives in the moment.  The heart lives in the moment.  Love lives in the moment.  And whatever lives in the mind, in the ego, as a thought or image, whether nice or not, is of time and space, chained to moods, likes and dislikes.  Whatever the mind can tell you is memories, knowledge, beliefs, deceits; and that is why the mind and overthinking is addictive, and such addiction is misery, is more thinking, is more slavery, is continuous attachment, is not letting go…


Letting go…

Whatever I know is what confuses me,
Whatever I seek is what escapes me,
Whoever I am is far beyond knowing;
My ego’s identity is always overflowing.
When my beliefs and fears arise I am not,
When words are appearing I am caught.
Why should I follow this false name…??
The vapors of the careless mind to blame.
The mind is misery away from a pure heart;
The process of letting go is the soul’s art
Through patience and faith I find me there,
And if I pay full attention love is everywhere.

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Letting go is to be highly aware of your memories and all thinking, to be aware of your own ego and its ignorant activities, to not dwell on hurt.  You do not escape from memories, from thoughts, but you do not dwell and overthink either.  Why…??  Because you love yourself so much that you shall not allow an undisciplined mind to ruin your mood and depress you, but you allow love to expand in you by focusing on living the moment with joy and ideas to better your future.


 

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