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Those Voices – Poem

Those Voices

By Diana Arco

I’ve shared farewell tears

For those amazing voices

No longer alive.

But I listen to their music,

I read their poetry,

I read their fantasy books,

Their classic horror novels,

And among other adventures.

So it’s their legacy

Always present

The one I enjoy,

And others,

Who are younger,

Take the chance

To discover

And learn from.

So within my own world,

I take the freedom to wish

For one day to arrive

When I’ll join

Those voices myself.

Me, another poet

From a long list of authors,

With humble knowledge

Of love

It’s waiting in line

For her turn.

But this is just a wish,

For my voice is strong today

And enjoying the list

Of authors

Working their way through

This vast literary land.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Stairway – Poem

Stairway

By Diana Arco

I look up,

And it seems forever.

I look down,

And I witness

The past

Of my own vertigo,

And me?

Right here,

Strong and firm,

Going up

And free

On my own life’s stairway.

So this constant movement

The rhythm

Of the beating of my heart,

My body is dancing

In such celebration.

That’s how it is

The effort of going up,

So I dance

To the song

Of all the blessings

I daily receive,

I treasure,

I nurture,

I’am,

So I have.

I’ll let you know

When I reach my final destination,

Meanwhile

I’am having such a good time.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Within my true self – Poem

Within My True Self

By Diana Arco

I’ve been receiving

The visit of my dearest friend

“The Silence”

And sometimes he comforts me

While others he makes me scream,

Me, a soul in need of answers,

“Silence” sometimes

It’s not good enough for me.

Where is the sound

I long to listen?

The one that could make

My skin to shiver,

Where is that affirmation

I need to embrace?

That “Yes”

I will gratefully take

Into my sacred place,

Where the labyrinth of my wonders

And despairs

Makes me travel deep inside

Within my true self.

My perception it’s what it is,

“My own”,

And without explanation,

Even to myself.

But for sure,

My dearest friends,

“Silence and Sound”,

I need you both today,

Always will,

And even beyond

My own existence.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Candy – Poem

Candy
By Diana Arco

“Have a lollipop”
It’s what they say…
For every moment
Of concern,
A sweet it’s all
What it takes.

“Have a chocolate”
It’s what they told me…
For every moment
Of doubts,
The sweetest taste
Of knowledge.

“Have a bubble gum”
But how right
They are, indeed.
Yes, chew it and chew it,
But don’t swallow it,
That’s the key.

Life in a candy,
Searching
For sweet tasting
Moments of peace.
Alone
With a friend
With someone you love,
Have a bite
And enjoy.

Candy

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Awaken – Poem

Awaken
By Diana Arco

From all those awaken passions,
How many more remain asleep?
They are just waiting for me in silence
To ignite them in such powerful splendors,
Like those fireworks in the sky.
Spectacle to the eyes, thunders to the ears and hearts.

From all those awaken creations,
How many more remain undone?
They are just impatient for my imagination
To take action, to be in charge.
There are no limits and no mistakes,
Only my garden of joys to nurture and reap.

From all those awaken experiences,
How many more remain to live?
When every day is an opportunity
To explore and choose.
When every moment it’s a reminder:
“I’am alive… I’m not done.”

From all the awaken people
Aware about love.
How many others are
In ignorance in this world?
How amazing it is
To be true to the self… and nothing else.

And the “awaken” goes on and on,
And the “sleeping” ones goes hand by hand.
So today is good for everything
When you’re aware of one thing:
Life is now,
And you embrace it: “alive”

Awaken

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Why are people so rude? A life experience and my way to get it through with love.

Stop Being Rude

Greetings, everyone.

One night, some years ago, I found a friend and I was so happy having talks with him. We were expressing ourselves one to another, developing an amazing connection, but then it all changed.
My friend became so rude. He used to complain about everything, to get angry every single day, and our amazing talks were gone.
I used to lay down in my bed at nights, asking to myself… Why my friend became so rude with me? Did I do something wrong? What’s wrong? I just couldn’t believe that someone so dear to me was behaving like this.
I had doubts, anguished and helpless moments within myself. He was there, being rude and harsh and I was listening, in my heart I felt that was the right thing to do. Life taught me through the years how important it is the communication; that it doesn’t matter the mood of the people you love, they have this need to express themselves and send you a message that in their ignorance they are delivering it in a way that “it hurts you.”

I had two options. ( yes, you can always choose.)
1 Walk away
2 Help him

I really care about him! – I used to say to myself.
So I made my choice, but how to help him?
The heart and soul always find the way. I’m a life’s observer and I’ve been witness people’s behaviors. Observer of the “school of life” throught myself, my family, friends, and people around.
I also must say that I used to exchange books with my friend Mayra when I was in high school about “self- help”, “life”, “Emotions”, and thanks to her I discovered the “Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(novel) and he became my favorite writer. I’ve got also his book “The Warrior Of The Light” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manual_of_the_Warrior_of_Light and I bought all his books after that. There are writers with this amazing “touch” that when you read their words they are like food to the heart and soul.

So I decided to experience once more “the warrior of the light in me” and that helped me to find that “key” question that I needed to help my dear friend.

“Why are people so rude?”

I found these first:

– They only care about what they think or need or they believe their feelings are more important than the feelings of others.
– They have little or no patience for other people.
– They do not appreciate the differences in others.
– They are trying to shock those around them with their behavior.

But I didn’t feel these were enough reasons… I put them all together in one single word: “Ignorance”. We are secret “vaults” where we storage our pains, past experiences, and we keep them “private”. I have experienced that we have to open ourselves and make accessible the information from the vault to find the problem and get rid of it cutting it from its root.
But what happens when this information is not available? What to do?

I have experienced in my life:
– You can’t force anyone to do something they don’t want to.
– You can’t change people. You just can’t…
A change, an “awaken” that’s how I call it, must come within each people.

So, what to do when you are experiencing the rudeness of someone you love?

1. Don’t take it personally.
Just like I said before: it doesn’t matter the mood of the people you love, they have this need to express themselves and send you a message that in their ignorance they are delivering it in a way that “it hurts you.” But you always have the “choice” to get hurt or not. You are in charge of your own emotions, the emotions are not in charge of you.

2. Respect privacy and wait.
Stay away! Your dereast one will arrive at their own time.
“When they feel ready to talk.”

3. Confront the person
I have experienced in life many kinds of “confrontations”, I had to experience them to be able to choose what’s right.
Confront with love, not with anger. Yep, it’s easier to say it than to do it, but when you really care about someone, starting with yourself, because confrontations makes no good to anyone, reacting with love and understanding it’s the best gift ever.
Please, listen first… any single word can hold “everything”.

4. Restraint Yourself.
It takes practice, I know… just don’t get youself carry away into the drama. Even when they are accusing you, they are unfair with you, they are saying “lies” about you. I have experienced to always keep calm, think, “the truth is within me and it will prevail, it will come out.”

5. Be Concrete when you talk.
Look right to the eyes, talk from your heart, from your experience, your own love towards yourself and others… Don’t let your “guts” talk for you.
Write a letter, a poem, an statement, make a drawing. Be polite… some people misunderstand being polite with being stupid, but don’t let them win.

6. Love them.
Soap them with your kidness, the truth in your heart and soul.
We are not perfect, but some of us have been able to experience what others haven’t, and you can show them the example, not telling them what to do, but telling them you’ve been there before and you was able to awake, to change, and now you’re able to handle life’s situations better than before.

Hmmm, what about my dear friend now? He is not rude with me anymore 🙂 and he is always surprising me.
I Love You So Much!

Note: Please, be aware when words become physical hurt. When a man slaps, hits, and hurts a woman with his own hands and / or any other object, please walk away and get help. Don’t stay with this person because they will beat you up again. There are people who really need professional evaluation and help. Please, never hesitate to contact an authority.

Please, have this in your life:
love-is-not-rude

And some quotes from Paulo Coelho’s “The Warrior Of The Light”

“behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.”

“I’ve been through all this before,’ he says to his heart.
“ ‘Yes, you have been through all this before,’ replies his heart. ‘But you have never been beyond it.”

“Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.”

“From the moment we are born, people tell us that the world is like this and like that, this way, that way. It is natural that – for a certain period of time – we end up believing what we are told. But we must soon push these ideas aside and discover our own way of living reality.”

“However difficult it may be to accept what happens to us, one must understand that moments such as this give us the possibility for radical change in our behavior.”

“He who knows the treasure he has: his days and hours of life, which can change everything which goes on around him.”

“A warrior of light respects the main teaching of the I Ching: ‘To persevere is favourable.’
He knows that perseverance is not the same thing as insistence. There are
times when battles go on longer than necessary, draining him of strength and
enthusiasm.
At such moments, the warrior thinks: ‘A prolonged war finally destroys the
victors too.’
Then he withdraws his forces from the battlefield and allows himself a
respite. He perseveres in his desire, but knows he must wait for the best moment to attack.
A warrior always returns to the fray. He never does so out of stubbornness,
but because he has noticed a change in the weather.”

“A warrior of the light never picks fruit before it is ripe.”

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Please, love yourself – A reminder.

I Love Myself

Greetings, everyone!

I bet you know how important it is to “Love Yourself” So, I’m not here to “teach” you “how”… I’m here just to remind you what you already know, and what an amazing way to do this that with a quote. I’am a quote collector myself, so I’am always in search for those ones that to my consideration makes sense to me, and here I’am sharing one of them with you that for me, in this moment, “it says it all”

From a man who is still making us “smile”.

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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