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Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Live And Let Die, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Live And Let Die

    Live And Let Die Senior Member

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    Something I sat down and wrote today.

    it's like having runners block
    all the time
    it will break you down to the core
    it will beat you into submission
    you will be pushed beyond your threshold
    then pushed some more
    you will lose that which you did not know could be lost

    you will be broken

    it is then
    deep in the abyss
    you will find out what you are truely made of

    at that moment
    you will have a choice
    but look
    look deeply
    you will find it
    it's quite literally buried
    somewhere in the cloud
    you think

    it's not in the cloud
    it's underneath

    the choice is simple
    surrender or fight

    fight

    you will need to prepare
    you will need to train
    you will need a weapon

    it will not be easy
    you will fight this battle alone

    your opponent is tricky and cruel
    you will have to be clever
    you will not be competitive early
    training takes time
    you will use deception
    you will lose battles
    to win the war

    you will speak of your adversary
    you will not be believed

    you will be misunderstood
    for not trying
    you will be misunderstood
    for not caring
    you will be misunderstood
    as weak
    you will be misunderstood
    as confused

    look again
    underneath the cloud
    you will find
    something else there
    you will find it's a weapon

    it is very strong

    you will make it stronger

    it will be the only thing you can exercise
    like a diamond
    it will get harder
    heat and pressure
    built up
    over time
    it will become unbreakable
    it will be with you forever

    your opponent will be weakened
    by your weapon
    it will not be heard
    it cannot be given or lent
    it can not be seen
    except by those
    who have it
    you will see it in others
    you will appreciate it

    you will use it
    to fight
    you will use it
    to defend
    you will call on it
    every day
    you will
    understand it

    you will call it
    by it's name



    Patience
  2. 3CFIDS@ourhouse

    3CFIDS@ourhouse still me

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    Wow! Thank you for sharing that. I needed it tonight.
  3. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Lovely - it gets to the soul.
  4. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Thanks, Nico's Dad.

    I like the diamond image especially and these lines:

    I do appreciate the strength of character and resilience I see in the members of Phoenix Rising.

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