Posts Tagged With: clarity

Blind Spot


Can't replace the clarity you've claimed.

Can’t replace the clarity you’ve claimed.

I never saw you coming.
You came out of nowhere.
Never knew what I was missing.
You’ve left your mark upon everything without subtlety.

I can’t see past you.
No, I can’t see.

Seen it all a thousand times, but everything is a blur this time.
Searching for something I can’t find without you.
Can’t replace the clarity you’ve claimed.
Is this a cause for alarm?

It’s clear I don’t want to live without you, but you don’t know what to do with me.
What if we became strangers?
When we whispered in the dark we created a spark.
Love is a trip, watch me falling over the edge without a clue.

I miss what I never had whenever you pass through like a phantom pain.
Near or far, I can feel something which sight can’t simply explain.
For better or worse, I’m on a collision course with the life painted inside your eyes.
Put your vision before mine.

I can’t see past you.
No, I can’t see.

Look me over as though my name has been set apart.
Show me a sign that we’re closer than we seem.
Wash the blindness from these eyes.
Would it really be so dangerous?

I can’t see past you.
No, I can’t see.
No, I can’t see.

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Stay


This is how it begins, beautiful & fragile.

This is how it begins, beautiful & fragile.

Don’t say another word
Until you’ve heard my heart
Your presence echoes in ways that words can’t define

Paint some joy upon my face
Say tomorrow’s gonna be the day
Until then I’m just living behind a smile

I remember the last time that I saw you
The secrets I don’t show, are the signs I don’t even understand yet
It always breaks my heart, but I still smile anyway

I’m tired, sleepless nights are common fare
I just wish it was you keeping me up & not questions of where we stand
Hold my hand & set me free within

When my virtue’s vulnerable
I am man, I am material, for you to hold
This is how it begins, beautiful & fragile

I’m just an ordinary man, I’m no angel
You know where I’ve been
Holding you is the only heaven I’ve had

I’m lost on you, return to me love
On the edge of desire
Your every touch is reason to have you now

When lips get lost, hearts find their place
Show me how to love
Make me feel it in my bones

Nothing tastes as sweet as what we can’t have
Let’s forget our tired ways
Only then will the words be spoken

Stay

Tonight could be the dream that keeps us awake
Come in closer & we’ll find a reason to believe
I don’t mind, if you don’t mind

Stay

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies


What you see, depends on how you see the world. Our outlook on life is based on our experiences & as much as the events of the past may dictate how we presently react, it really shouldn’t. Just because one Black person screwed you over, doesn’t mean that every Black person intends to screw you over.
Generalizations & stereotypes only serve to act as “self-fulfilling prophecies”. You believe that something will happen, so your focus unconsciously shifts into seeing or making it happen.

You can’t go around expecting everything to fail, because in the end it will fail, because you kept finding ways to make it do so. That’s like saying, “MOST OF US ARE PROGRAMMED TO FAIL, no matter how much we want to succeed.” Sometimes having no expectations & simply seeing what you can make of things is the only way to approach new situations.

Consider this, why did things fail? What can be done to prevent that from happening again? And what are you willing to do?
You can’t expect things to change & not try to change things with your own hands.

What Kills A Relationship?

ABUSIVENESS:
I’m not just talking about damaging physical or emotional abuse. I’m talking about other forms of abuse, such as put-downs, sarcastic remarks, other negative comments, withholding affection, refusing to talk, or threatening to leave.

DEFENSIVENESS:
This behaviour cuts you off from an extremely valuable source of feedback & insight.

If you routinely shut out this valuable source of feedback, by always trying to defend your actions & point of view, you will damage your relationships by not letting others contribute to you. It’s crazy I know, people actually want to make you better. You will continue to commit the same mistakes, over and over again ad nauseam, until both you & the other person gets tired of this.

Ben Franklin once said, “The sting of another’s criticism usually comes from the truth in it.”

CERTAINTY:
Whatever else you do, always remain certain that whatever you think, feel, or believe MUST be true. Never let doubt or contradictory evidence creep in. Never ask for guidance or support from others. And above all else, never admit to any shortcomings that might make you appear weak, stupid or human.

Always make it seem as though you know exactly what you are doing (even when you don’t have a freaking clue). This will insure you never learn anything new or different. It will also guarantee that people who want to love you will get totally frustrated with their efforts to help you succeed and be happy.

What Builds Up A Relationship?

CLARITY:
It’s very important for you and others to clarify (that means communicate with each other openly and honestly) expectations, feelings, beliefs, passions & the like. Please don’t assume that you know your partner’s thoughts, feelings, or desires, and don’t assume he or she understands yours either.

Always spell things out so there are no misunderstandings. And don’t mistake understanding for acceptance, I can understand something & still not like it.

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Quotes: Clarity


“I’ve found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess.” — Dale Carnegie

“We see in order to move; we move in order to see.” – William Gibson

“In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.” – Vera Nazarian

“As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold.” – Juan Goytisolo

“Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.” – Michael Moriarty

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Quote: Moment of Clarity


“When we seek to destroy others, we often hurt ourself. Because it is the self that wants to be destroyed.”
Pierce Hawthorne (Our closest, oldest, craziest, most racist, oldest, elderly, crazy friend.)

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