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Trouble With Being Human

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Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

First Coffee Helps to Open Eyes, the Second Associates Facing the World to Nightmares, and the Third Has a Chance to Mobilize Some Will to Live

First Coffee Helps to Open Eyes, the Second Associates Facing the World to Nightmares, and the Third Has a Chance to Mobilize Some Will to Live

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

-- William James

Introduction

From ever I found it amazing how contagious is gloom and fear, while it's so hard to talk people into experiencing joy of life and appreciation for whatever good we already have. Something that inspired that wise maxim: "Count your blessings, not your curses".

They say there is only love and fear, from which all other emotions stem. Maybe because fear is so close to the strongest instinct we have, the one of survival, that makes our hearts so trigger-happy to be afraid, to worry, to communicate complaints, anger, and other features of insecurity.

With mainstream Media cashing in on spreading negative news, and people's negative addiction to them, it's a small wonder that the world appears to be in a constant spell of bad vibes.

Now, as I am trying to spread a spirit of a daring life, so often I get an image of myself on a small lake's island, trying to build solid bridges that would connect it with the mainland.

Now and then, from the other side someone may show intention to meet me half way with their portion of the bridge, but more often than not I "abort my mission", returning to my little world, to sit comfortably and just observe what's happening on the other side.

From my experience it's such a thin line between bragging and sharing about my joy of life, that I often generalize my messages, not mentioning myself as practitioner of any of those good life-promoting moves.

But then, spurred by a playful spitefulness, not by ego that begs for recognition, I do exactly that, not caring how "competitive" I may appear in eyes of people who view everything in interactions under the scope of "who is the better person".

The next two pieces of my prose in rhymes will try to depict: 1) Mentalities with low vibes, and 2) My personal effort reminding of the one of a "mental athlete" to raise my own vibes with a daring spirit.


Low Energy Vibes Everywhere

Our energy frequency is so low

and in a unison we all resonate

brains working pathetically slow

hearts generating fear and hate.


Seeing it from where I stand

this massive negative vibration

I am finding it hard to understand

why are so many under that fixation.


I may tell them to snap out of that spell

to insist on happiness because they can

do they like me or they hate me, I can't tell

but something's telling me they aren't my fan.


For, it's strange, if I pointed to their vice

hardly anyone would object or even freak

but for some unclear reason it's not very nice

to remind them of how their will-power is weak.


So, if you want to have good friends

join folks in their pathetic low vibration

that level of being everyone understands

from your pissed friend to the pissed nation.


Kick back and forth political crap

tell of all your discomforts and pains

complain about kids or generation gap

how weather affects your body and brains.


But don't you dare to put a smile on your face

that's bound to make you look weird and odd

for any symptom of happiness is out of place

like an insult to mankind -- if not to their God.

There Is a Sea of Love All Around Us, but It Only Becomes Visible When We Allow Ourselves to Get Wet

There Is a Sea of Love All Around Us, but It Only Becomes Visible When We Allow Ourselves to Get Wet

Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.

-- Tom Wolfe


With a Daring Will

With a forceful and persistent bliss

I've conquered pain and physical ills

and if it's something that you may miss

you will never know this kind of life thrills.


It's a liberated, unutterable joy

ignited by nothing but sheer will

something like a favorite mental toy

that makes mind happy, strong, and still.


So much is wasted by thinking smart

about problems that won't go away

instead of mobilizing our heart

for heart has the final say.


We either enjoy every second of life

or we are just busy sounding clever

struggling and choking in our strife

not finding our peace of mind ever.


So sometimes I pretend to really care

about world's stupidities and all the rest

while all it merely takes is to spitefully dare

to be different and utilize our heart's very best.

The video below depicts the topic of the poem above

© 2020 Val Karas

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