I have to Differ!©

I have to Differ!©

I sadly would have to differ

With you, if you are racist.

I differ because I am not,

And sadly because you are.

 

I stand up for Fairness, for Justice,

For freedom of choice,

I call for Unity, I call for Peace.

I stand up against war.

I stand up for humanity.

What do you stand for?

©Gainperspectiveblog8/23/2016

 

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Trébuchet of Deadly Words©

Trébuchet of Deadly Words©

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And they took their words

Turned them into stones

And trébuchet , trébuchet

Broke my heart.  Rising smoke

And clouds of doubt formed

Above skies of mistrust and hurt.

Looking deep the broken mirror

Of my heart and saw nothing.

This is how it ended.  This is how it died.

©Gainperspective8/12/2016

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Saffron for The Wounded Soul©

Saffron for The Wounded Soul©

A heavy object needs energy to lift it.  A crane can lift the biggest of cargo; yet no matter how mighty it is-it cannot lift up the broken spirit!

How can you mend a broken heart?  How can you lift a sunken spirit? How can you heal a wounded soul?  A smile, an embrace, a hug, a kind word, or wink of sympathy might do the trick.

Today I learned a little secret from the East-A remedy comes in the lightest of form and the most precious and tender plant-Saffron.

It’s been the ancient remedy since the beginning of civilization.  A cup of tea made with few of the precious threads of Saffron and boiled water savored with honey or little ginger- one starts to feel instantly the positive effect,  the warm cup of saffron will work like miracle to elevate your spirit and calm your anxiety.  I don’t mean to say that it is a cure; rather I am trying to say that sometimes we need a little break from the throbbing pain  inside…even if it is only while the cup of tea lasts.  Suddenly, all is well with the world and life is gooood🙂 Try it out and tell me how it made you feel?

My article is intended to inspire you to sit back and relax and savor a warm cup of tea…pause the worries and the pain and enjoy the warmth that it may provide for you. 

It is a blessing that nothing lasts in this life…I like to remember this at times of pain and suffering. 

I will only end this post with these verses by Mahjoor Kashmiri:

“O saffron flower! sitting in silent meditation
And radiating the fire of youth,

All others have run away,
Leaving the field for you,
Like the stars hide themselves
When the sun ascends the heavens. ” 

Peace be with you all.

I will leave the scientific evident of the many health benefits of Saffron to the reader to research and find out independently.  You may check some of the links provided below:

http://edenaromata.com/About/AllAboutSaffron/HistoryofSaffron

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/saffron-herb.html

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-844-saffron.aspx?activeingredientid=844    Please hit the tab for Side Effects in case you may use it as medicinal form.

©Gainperspectiveblog7/28/2016

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It’s Time for Peace©

It’s Time for Peace©

It’s time for peace

It is time! I hear the call

From all corners of the globe.

I saw them breaking the wall

In Berlin. I hear peace chanting far East

In Tienanmen Square …over there

Rolling through the green hills

Of China over India and Afghanistan.

South the equator, brothers in new

South Africa, united under one nation.

Echoed in Tahrir Square in Egypt

Time square NY, Champs-Elysee Paris-

Everywhere good people getting together, in the face of evil

In the face of war.  Behold, I see the white dove

Spreading out her wings, searching for that

Green olive branch to land-weary and sad.

People are holding up their hands

Together, everybody chanting, all of them saying:

No more hate, no more discrimination.

Our Earth is aching and bleeding

Pleading for her children-Calling for

Peace. Peace. Peace for all.

©Gainperspectiveblog7/15/2016

Measures of Humanity!©

Measures of Humanity!©

Words are the barometer of our thoughts and intelligence,

Feelings are the indication that we exist,

Our actions and reactions are signs that we are humans;

But our perseverance, compassion, empathy, and kindness towards each other are measures of our humanity.

©Gainperspectiveblog7/14/2016