1. Love is the Inspiration


    Love is the inspiration for the heart to sing a tune,
    For the ear to hear,
    For the soul to warm,
    For the mouth to smile,
    For the eyes to glisten.
    Love is the inspiration for want,
    For the soul to draw near another,
    For the mouth to utter sweet words,
    For the eyes to gaze upon,
    For the heart to speak out.
    Love is the inspiration for need,
    For the mouth to touch,
    For the eyes to close,
    For the heart to race,
    For the ear to burn.
    Love is the inspiration for longing,
    For the eyes to see only the one,
    For the heart to cry out,
    For the ear to hear whispers,
    For the soul to join another forever.
    Love is the inspiration for forever,
    For the heart to be whole,
    For the ear to always hear those words,
    For the soul to have another,
    For the mouth to speak the truth.
    Love is the inspiration for the heart to seek God,
    For the ear to hear his word,
    For the soul to reach for him,
    For the mouth to speak his truth,
    For the eyes to always look upon him first,
    For God is the inspiration for Love.

    ~By Rabecca Welch


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My Reflection

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Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
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