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The Road Less Traveled

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 12, 2013

I remember years ago discovering the book "The Road Less Traveled" by Scott Peck. It became a life changing experience studying it's meaning to me. Life is filled with many questions, and I have the kind of mind that always needs to be searching for the answers. I am sure some of you can relate to this also. I offer you these quotes, hoping they bring some clarity to you, as they did to me.

I had this book on tape, and use to listen to it while driving . I would not recommend this.... I was listening so intensely one day I almost had an accident. I then made it part of my daily... (more)

Tags: learning, wisdom, inspirations, mentor, road less traveled

Stand Tall

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 6, 2013

Endless tears

Rivers of regret

Merged with awareness

Which embeds in our soul

Dry your eyes

Stand tall

Move on

LEARN...

Amble on

Accepting

What can't be

Changed...

Let it go

Let the healing of

Grace cover

Your soul...

Deliver us

With redemption

To begin

ANEW...amen.

Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

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Tags: learning, tears, sorrow, soul, lessons, new beginnings, deliverance

Poetry Is Life...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 3, 2013

Pen in hand

Unlocking my core

The poet in me

Peeling away my mask

Gifting the reader

A glimpse in passing

Opening myself in

Vulnerability to behold

Emotions laid bare

My soul dancing

With no barriers

To constrain my heart

Words which are

Otherwise empty

Are birthed into benediction

Sacred celebrations manifested

Clothed in poetry's wonder

Love my inspiration

As all artists alike

A celebration of life

Painting the mundane

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Tags: poetry, love, emotions, vulnerable, expression, life. words

I Refuse To Miss The Dance...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 31, 2013

-----I truly feel your life is what you choose to make it.......and also so much has to do with HOW you want to perceive the world. You can have the attitude that nothing good ever happens to you and life sucks. Or on a positive note, you can decide that you will make a life for yourself that has meaning, purpose, and joy. Over the years I have worked with such a variety of people. Many of them dealing with so much pain , not having much positive in their lives.

Many having grown up in homes where there were addictions, emotional and physical abuse, sexual abuse and... (more)

Tags: life, choices, dance, joy, music of the soul

Acceptance

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 29, 2013

Straight from the heart

These words said

Somehow they

Appear to be dead

No longer holding

Meaning or worth

Who stole it

A drifting presence

Unknown...

You shall not possess

The unknown

A phantom illusion

Lost in the chaos

A ghost of untruth

No reality...

And so it goes

And so it was

Unwinding the creation

Facing the lose

Scattered beyond

All that was real...

Left on the pavement

Placed with a kiss

Abandoned dreams

Will... (more)

Tags: life, hope, intuition, lessons, acceptance, letting go

The One Thing We All Need

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 26, 2013

I am thinking of so many of my dear friends who are struggling with health issues and many other of life's problems. What is the one thing that we all need to have in these times? To me it is hope and faith. Very much the same in many ways. But faith to me is "hope in action"....So I wish you my friends, while I am unable to fix all of this for you, or as I said to a dear lady, "wave a magic wand".....so the next best thing I can offer you is hope...and may this hope turn to faith. Love and blessings. Barbara

HOPE

Hope...is the opposite of despair. Hope...is the opposite... (more)

Tags: life, courage, faith, hope, lessons, strength

I am Love

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 24, 2013

Deliberately with lucidity of purpose

Opening my eyes and essence to you

I feel you as a warm breeze caressing my spirit

Do not let fear inhibit your heart

I bring you prayers of your unconscious

Thoughts, desires, longings....

I have always been the justification

To all you have sought

The retreat you run to in the darkness

The safeguard to your soul

I am the light and motivation

Of God's breath in you

I am your journey now and always

May you live your truth....

I AM LOVE....

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Tags: love, life, heart, soul, compassion, strength, god in us

A Look Inside A Poet's Essence

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 15, 2013

As I was looking in the mirror today, I could not help but have this thought flow through me...like lighting striking with the truth of life...an awareness planted into my consciousness. My mind wandering beyond this menial existence, reaching to a deeper level where my true soul resides.

I often times feel like God has placed me on a different sphere , a realm that is instructing me in what the true meaning of humanity needs to be. Lessons learned , often with a torment of cascading tears cried like a river seeking it's source.

As I study my face in the mirror I read... (more)

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The Tapestry Of Life

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 6, 2013

Gaze into my eyes

Burning brightly

While I weave you a vision

Soft as cotton

Fragrant as jasmine

Pungent as pepper

Resplendent purple images

Fragile as a silken dandelion

Swaying in the cosmos

Of the wind...

This tapestry weaved

With the brush of our souls

The tears of our hearts

The cascade of our spirits

Imprinted with the colors

Emotions which are shared

The threads un-faded

Memories woven with resolve...

Tattooed moments of splendor

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Tags: life, soul, grace, journey, blessings, tapestry, longings

Ascension

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 2, 2013

In this hollow,

The valley of my soul

I lay my conscience bare

Waiting in patience

For wisdom, strength, healing

To climb this summit again....

Lovingly embracing this solitude

The dawn of another day

Fruitful with possibilities

The spirit of gentleness

Before the world opens

It's eyes to awaken ...

Feeling the sunlight like love

Caressing , cascading

Embracing me

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Tags: grace, dawn, possibilities, summit, valley, beginnings

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