Haiku / Poem No. 26: Fearless (Furchtlos)

arts, Gedichte, Kunst, poems, Psychologie, psychology


A possibly interesting question: What would YOU do if you weren`t afraid?

Eine möglicherweise interessante Frage: Was würdest DU tun, wenn Du keine Angst hättest?

Face truth
Take responsibility
Feel sad
Let go
Cut Distance
Allow A Hug
Restart dreaming
Take action

Der Wahrheit ins Auge blicken
Verantwortung übernehmen
Traurig fühlen
Distanz verkürzen
Eine Umarmung gestatten
Wieder beginnen, zu träumen

zur Tat schreiten

Poem No. 108: “Moving On” by M. McDermin

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology

So many emotions flooding my head
So many missed memories
And so many hurtful ones too

I want to reach out
And rekindle the past
But I know it burnt down many years ago

I still long for those friendships
So many things unresolved
But its time to move on

Time to move on
To family
To relocation

I didnt realize how much this would change
How much I would lose
How much I would gain

I want to reach back out
And extend my hand
But how do I know someone will be there

Life is happy now
Life is good
Yet I long for the memories

Its time to be locked under lock and key
Time to be stored away
But not forgotten

Locked and put aside
Out of harmful way
But still always a memory

Now is the time to move on
And I have to take my heart with me.

Insight No. 14: Ready For Change? 18 Traits of Mentally Strong People

Insights, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps, Zen

Awareness might be a ggod start but it is of noo value if you `re not able to identify fields of action, to make decisions, to set priorities, to develop capabilities, to motivate yourself, to inspire others  and to consequently implement  change.

Of course, change management principles – as described by the Kübler-Ross-Curve above – can be equally applied to your private life.

Why is it so incredibly tough to loss weight, to quit smoking, to improve work-life-balance, to quit a Job you hate, to leave an insane partnership and so on?

The Change Curve provides you a kind of rough road map also including a description of emotional development along the change process.

It might be helpful to define a set of actions or drivers for each stage to create Motion along the change processs.   For instance, how is it possibe to overcome “denial”, “frustrations” and “Depression”. Who could support you in doing so?

Are you utilizing the unique opportinity to experiment or are you blinkered – and if so why?

Change is Always an invitation for self-analysis and self-reflection. Leaving your comfort Zone – even if it is an unhappy life, facing the truth without any self-deception, taking responsibility for one`s own life… is a tough job and painful, no doubt. But life is no Dress rehearsal. Don´t waste it.

To keep yourself going, it might be helpful to fall back on the set of resilience Tools (see below: 18 Things Mentally Strong People Do), everybody can deploy. It is no rocket science at all but requires some discipline for sure. Thus, don`t overstrain yourself and be generuous and forgiving to yourself…to avoid self-sabotage. Everybody has got his own pace…just keep direction and move on.


Poem No. 105: “Starting Over” by Tatum

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology

I’m trying to find something to base my life upon,
Something in this strange world that goes on and on. 
As the years go by and time fades away, 
What used to be “good days” are now filled with dismay.
Tomorrow comes, and then again it goes,
And my ambition to become something more grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
The life I want now gets closer each day.
All I’ve ever wanted was something to live for.
I don’t want to be this little person anymore.
I’ve been basing my life upon what others think.
I wish I could go back and redo everything, every time an eye would blink.
I’ve fought to become who I am and what I want to be.
I have to remind myself that one day I will be free,
Free from the rules I followed as a child,
When everything was a game and life was so mild.
Now times have changed and I realize nothing is fair,
And sometimes it seems like nobody even cares.
It’s like no one pays attention to what I feel is best for me
And what I think about the way some things should be.
I understand now that I’m pretty much on my own,
And I know a lot of what I can do will never be known.
All the time I think about everything I can’t say, what I have to keep in,
And by doing this, my thoughts only get more complicated and deepen.
Soon I hope to find out who I am and what I am meant to become.
I want to know where I’m going. 
I don’t need to be reminded of where I came from.

Poem No. 104: “Before I …” by I. K. Patanwala

Gedichte, poems
Unknown Indian Woman

Before I became strong, I knew what it was like
To be weak,
How difficult it is to love yourself,
To find the wholeness that you seek.

Before I knew the light, 
I have had my fair share of darkness, too,
Where my world fell into a hopelessness
And I didn’t know how to get through.

For I have known the tears it takes,
The courage to stand up again,
When you are broken down and bruised
And you know nothing but the pain.

You forget to appreciate love,
If you haven’t seen the hate,
Till you forget the meaning of smile and laughter,
And your heart is left abate.

I have known the strength and courage
It requires to get it right,
To face the things that hold you down
And hold your head up and fight.

Before I was who I am now,
I was someone I didn’t want to be.
I was lost, battered, and defeated,
Before I knew how to be me!

Poem No. 90: “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Gedichte, poems
Christina Rosetti

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
   Yes, to the very end.
Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
   From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
   A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
   You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
   Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
   They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
   Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
   Yea, beds for all who come.

Poem No. 88: “Traveling Again” by Du Fu (杜甫, 712-770)

Gedichte, poems, Reisen, Travel

I remember the temple, this route I’ve travelled before,
I recall the bridge as I cross it again.
It seems the hills and rivers have been waiting,
The flowers and willows all are selfless now.
The field is sleek, and vivid, thin mist shines,
On soft sand, the sunlight’s colour shows it’s late.
All the traveler’s sorrow fades away,
What better place to rest than this?

Poem No. 80: “Changing The Past” by Donna

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology
“Letting Go” – Lantern Festival / Thailand

The past is the past for a reason.
That is where it is supposed to stay,
But some cannot let it go.
In their heads it eats away

Until all their focus becomes
The person they used to be,
The mistakes they made in their life.
Oh, if only they could see

That you cannot change what happened, 
No matter how hard you try,
No matter how much you think about it,
No matter how much you cry.

What happens in your lifetime 
Happens for reasons unknown,
So you have to let the cards unfold. 
Let your story be shown.

Don’t get wrapped up in the negative.
Be happy with what you have been given.
Live for today not tomorrow.
Get up, get out, and start living,

Because the past is the past for a reason.
It’s been, and now it is gone,
So stop trying to think of ways to fix it.
It’s done, it’s unchangeable; move on.