Unspoken Word
July 30, 2019
The Holiest of Prayers

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July 19, 2019
The Poetry of Portraiture


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July 06, 2019
The Relationship

She wanted
more space,
I gave her
the universe.

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July 02, 2019


If you are trying to improve yourself,
please take a moment
to consider the possibility
that the self you are trying to improve
either doesn't exist
or is totally self-invented
and what you are really trying to do
is improve your persona,
the wind-up doll of yourself that you have, somehow, conjured up
to make your way forward in the world,
an understandable past time, indeed,
but probably not the real purpose
of your life.
And, just to make matters even more interesting,
who is it that is trying
to improve your self?
Upon what ground
is that person standing
and why are they trying so hard?
Is there something wrong with you? Really?
And, if so, who is judging whom?
Maybe that's the self that needs improvement.
Just for the moment, consider the possibility
that it's not so much a matter of self-improvement.
Maybe it's more a matter of knowing your self,
Perhaps, once this so-called self is known,
there will be no more need for self-improvement.
Wouldn't that be interesting?
Imagine what you could do with all that extra time!
Think about what a big, beautiful space might open up for you --
kind of like one of those fields Rumi liked to wander in.
With all that newly found dimension in your life
maybe you could take up gardening or learn the piano.
Or what about volunteering at your local hospice
or maybe you could just make somebody a cup of tea.
Like yourself, for example.

- Mitch Ditkoff
2:02 pm, July 2, 2019

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