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Forum Post: "One Day Like This Will See Me Right", by Tom 'ICH' Feeley.

Posted 2 years ago on July 12, 2012, 4:01 p.m. EST by shadz66 (19985)
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One Day Like This ...

By Tom Feeley

[July 12, 2012, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ ] :-

Each day I cull the web in search of facts that I can share with you (The 99%), so that we can better understand the world we live in and the people we share it with.

Together we have pulled the curtains and viewed the very worst of human behaviour. We have witnessed great tragedy, shared in the suffering of our fellows in Afghanistan, Iraq and everywhere the hand of our Empire touches. Sometimes, it is easy to forget that behind all that misery is a world where love lives.

A simple world where each of us wants to share the very best of ourselves with others and wash away the pain and suffering that appears inevitable as we walk through this life.

Within our hearts is a fountain of compassion and a hunger to rid the world of needless hatred, anger and the pain it inevitably brings to others.

Let us share it with others and help them to understand that another world is possible, a world in which we and our children can distribute the joy that life makes possible. Let us commit to being better people, not just in our thought but in our actions. Let us commit to building a world based on compassion, dignity and justice for ourselves and all who inhabit this planet.

Today I want to share two items with you, that help me better appreciate how fortunate I am to wake each morning. The first is "One day like this", by 'Elbow' (from Bury, Greater Manchester / Lancashire, UK) and the second is "Desiderata" posted below :

Lyrics

"One Day Like This"

Drinking in the morning sun

Blinking in the morning sun

Shaking off a heavy one

Yeah, heavy like a loaded gun

~

What made me behave that way?

Using words I never say

I can only think it must be love

Oh anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

~

Someone tell me how I feel

It's silly wrong, but vivid right

Oh, kiss me like a final meal

Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

~

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes

And only now I see the light

Yeah, lying with you half awake

Stumbling over what to say

Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

~

When my face is chamois creased

If you think I wink, I did

Laugh politely at repeats

Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

~

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes

And only now I see the light

Yeah, lying with you half awake

Stumbling over what to say

Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

~

So throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right

~

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right for life

~

Throw those curtains wide

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes

One day like this a year would see me right

~

And only now I see the light

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right ...

~*~

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

And remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.

~

Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing future of time.

~

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

~

Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness.

~

Beyond wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

~

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labours & aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

~

With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

~*~

{"Desiderata" was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945). In 1956, the rector of St. Paul's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, used the poem in a collection of mimeographed inspirational material for his congregation. Someone who subsequently printed it asserted that it was found in Old St. Paul's Church, dated 1692. The year 1692 was the founding date of the church and has nothing to do with the poem.}

In closing I am reminded of the following ---

One day an old Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson. He said, “There are two wolves fighting inside all of us – the wolf of fear and hate, and the wolf of love and peace.“

The grandson listened, then looked up at his grandfather and asked,Which one will win ?

The grandfather replied, “The one we feed” ...

Peace and Joy

Tom Feeley (ICH)

[Item posted verabatim (other than the two first parentheses additions) under 'Fair Use' from : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31840.htm ]

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[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21388) 2 years ago

Nice, Builder. "The Prophet" was a favorite book of my parents and it sat prominently on the coffee table when growing up.

[-] -2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

For you and all interested readers :

historia est vitae magistra ...

[-] 2 points by Middleaged (5140) 2 years ago

"You are my brother and I love you. I love you when you prostrate yourself in your mosque, and kneel in your church and pray in your synagogue. You and I are sons of one faith - the Spirit." [16]

From Wikipedia.

I suppose I am working life in the negative if you are familiar with the phrase from Dan Millman's book, One Life to Live. Sort of the same thing as me saying I am a spiritual being having a human experience... or at least seems correct for me now.

I can look at Khalil Gibran and see the sensitivity ...and see it in myself. But as you suggest we have to work life in the positive with love and peace. There is no barrior. The vision is clear. Is it accepting the truth? Is it refusing the fear? Is it courage and principal? I can write. I can visualize. But it is not Action. I can understand. But it is not Principal and Discipline.

The Bio of Khalil Gibran adds to the greatness. The Bio speaks of Principal and Discipline.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21388) 2 years ago

Great to have! Thanks!

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Thanx for that 'B' ... I have grown up from childhood with KG's 'The Prophet' in the house & have my own well thumbed soft back copy to this day. For you & all :

amor vincit omnia ...

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Thanks Shadz. It's the "path of the infinite" that should concern us all today.

What kind of future are we leaving for our children?

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

And 'will they forgive us our trespasses' ?

dum spiro, spero et multum in parvo !

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21388) 2 years ago

Love, not fear. <3

[-] 0 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Thanx for that. Love trumps "fear" which itself only manifests in the absence of love & thus ...

"Love ; Love is a 'verb' ; Love is a 'doing word' ; Fearless on my breath ..."

pax, amor et lux ...

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21388) 2 years ago

Well put, :)

[-] -2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

We're not just rats in a "rat race" ;

We are humans in 'The Human Race' !

Perhaps we're 'human beings' on a 'Spiritual Journey' !!

Or maybe even 'Spiritual Beings' on a 'human journey' !!!

...~*~...

fiat lux