Beyond I Stop

Note: I wrote this about two years ago and share it because I really like it. While it may no longer apply, it shows me where I have been. I have come to realize that we do not have to stop or lose ourselves in something so much that our dreams, that peace, is no more. Perhaps pause once in awhile in place of stopping. A brief respite here and there can be good along the journey.

Beyond I Stop

The sound of birds reached for beyond

Along with my ears, my eyes, my being 

Would travel

On this day

To lay my head on a bed

Of cotton, wood, stone, or earth

Is what I’d long dreamt
And always I stopped for her

Today she is my love

As she was long ago

And will be in years to come
Yet each time I stop I lose myself,

My peace, my dreams
I no longer know

Flowing water soothes as I write

A moment of peace finally have I tonight

But it will stop as it did before

Soon, it will be no more

Because I’ve always stopped for her

The Maxims of Delta, Song Four


Life is about connections.

Value connections.
We change the world with each moment. The past creates the future. The only thing present is the self. Work for change.
The closer one gets to what it is that is their dream, the harder the journey gets. Make the journey.
One is never truly alone. Everything is inside the one. Know the one.

The Maxims of Delta, a Third Chapter

How does one know what is wrong? If one hesitates, cannot look another in the eye, has to question it is wrong. Strive to do and live what is right.

How does know what is right? Ask the heart. The heart knows. Love yourself fully and your heart will guide you.
Doing what your heart tells you may not always be easy. Listen anyway. Your heart is in touch with the essence of the source.
Robert Frost once wrote, “I took the road less traveled and that made all the difference.” That road may have been harder and it may be different than that others took and advised you to take. Better to go down that road and know then to go down the road others said to and not know.

In every challenge, always remember, I love you. It is echoed in every form and felt throughout. It is the gift given. The echo is there. It asks nothing in return and is given freely. Remember, I love you. The source communicates this to you always.

The Maxims of Delta, the Second Verse

Something only has meaning if one gives it meaning. Give meaning to something positive.
Believe that you can do the impossible. As children, we fell many times before even standing. And then we fell again. Stand back up. Don’t give up.
Nothing is random. The weird coincidences (coinkydinks) are not coincidence. Life is speaking to you. Listen to what it’s saying.
Everything happens for a reason. These are parts of a lesson. Ever notice repeat lessons. Ask oneself what the lesson is and what one is doing for the lesson to repeat itself. Master the lesson.

Help others. Recognize when you can and cannot. Remember, a person can only be helped if s/he wishes to be.

Talk to the earth. It’s connected to you and hears you. Everything is connected. Particles of stars make up who you are. You return to the earth. The earth will one day pass. Your physical essence will carry into something else.
Nurture your spirit. Run, surf, breathe, eat, whatever it takes, find what it is that nurtures your spirit. We all have different vehicles that will take us to that place. And difference is amazing.

We are all looking at the same picture. Our different values and experiences contribute to a different interpretation and explanation of the same picture. That does not make any one interpretation than another. They are all unique. That is what makes life beautiful.

The Maxims of Delta…

The Maxims of Delta…

Throw away the shackles inhibiting the change you desire to manifest in life. They only exist if you accept them.

Personal and social change begin when you choose for them to happen. After making that choice life works with you to accomplish change.

Do not fear. Fear hinders the natural flow of living. Fear leads to illogical behavior.

Allow for change. Change at times seems to be negative. Change the perspective from one of fear to one of self-love. Think of change as growth. As children we wanted to grow and to know. As adults we’ve grown complacent, we no longer desire to change.

Recapture the excitement of the simplicity within each moment. As children something so small as finding a pin can bring joy.

Recapture the awareness we had as children. Children live and breathe life. Many of us live and breathe the thoughts that we have overanalyzed. We are lost in thought. Thought is good. It is bad when it prevents us from experiencing the simple joy within in each moment.

No need to wait.

Chance ‘um, the time, your time, all time is now.

Delta on Visualization

Believe in that visualization

Ask the Universe for help and

Set forth on Your journey

The time is now

The thinking there is always tomorrow

Will lead you forty years from tomorrow

With the lingering questions and with regret

It is not tomorrow

It is today

It begins now

Peace be the journey.