The Way Forward

Anger finds my heart
unreceptive to the pull
of self indulgence;

it is not the time
for self righteous behavior
and losing my way.

My heart knows the way
when my mind is distracted.
I am who I am.

I know where I need
to be–in a gratitude
so deeply profound

that the future of
my existence is ordained
by the love in me.

ripples KissingCows

(water: fineartamerica.com; elk: narble.blog)

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About Jim Stewart

Writer at Butt in Chair
This entry was posted in Absolutes, Aging, anger, family, Gratitude, Haiku, Holiday, Life, Oregon, Poetry, Uncategorized, Universe, Water, Wisdom and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The Way Forward

  1. john allen says:

    I know a bit about gratitude. It is the beginning of peace. Peace within, harmony with others lads to happiness. Happiness is fleeting. Who cares? It should not take away from peace and harmony. Peace, harmony, happiness, then love, and pleasure. How many put pleasure first?

  2. Debra says:

    This is beautiful, Jim. Very special and a grounded look at balance and peace. Thank you. I’m going to make a copy of this and keep it with other readings I need to “revisit” from time to time. It resonates with me.

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