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Liberty

Friday, February 19th, 2010

A Poem by James Allen, from the book
‘Poems of Peace’

The unwise say, ” Our sufferings are unjust,
Our pains and woes rise from the scattered dust
Of sinful ancestors; we are not free;
Our fathers robbed us of our liberty
By what they did; and we are weak and frail
Because they erred; they fell, and we must fail.

“Our drunkenness comes from their love of wine;
Our lusts their revels made; and we divine
Our manifold diseases by the ways
In which they walked; and as they trod the maze
Made by their feet, so we must likewise tread,
For we are bound and driven by the dead.”

Thy sins are thine, O man! and from thy deeds
Thy life, with all its weal and woe, proceeds;
By self, and not by others, thou art bound;
In thine own will and heart the root is found
Of all thy lack of peace; open thou thine eyes,
Leave the dead past, and look within; be wise.

Make pure thy heart, and thou wilt make thy life
Rich, sweet, and beautiful, unmarred by strife;
Guard well thy mind, and, noble, strong, and free,
Nothing shall harm, disturb or conquer thee;
For all thy foes are in thy heart and mind;
There also thy salvation thou wilt find.

Mind is the Master-power that moulds and makes.
And Man is Mind and evermore he takes
The Tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking-glass.

In his own heart he fosters dark desires,
Or strives for good, or loftily aspires;
In his own life he reaps what he has sown,
Or pain or peace, he garners in his own.
Thou man, that bowest to heredity,
Know this—the Law of life is Liberty,

By Thought we rise; by Thought we fall; by Thought
We stand or go: all destiny is wrought
By its swift potency; and he who stands
Master of Thought, and his desires commands,
Willing and weaving thoughts of Love and Might,
Shapes his high end in Truth’s unerring Light.

If you enjoyed this poem, read about the book ‘Poems of Peace’

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Poems of Peace

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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Including the Lyrical Dramatic Poem Eolaus

What ever is can only be accepted from a place of peace and tranquillity. Whether we are seeking peace in our lives or peace in the world the journey and the destination are the same, there can be no peace without until there is peace within.
Ghandi famously said “You must be the change you want to see in the world”, and in that phrase, he know that whatever you seek in the world, first be it. If you seek peace be at peace, if you seek harmony, be in harmony.
In these poems James Allen raises the desire in the heart for peace in our lives and through inner peace to promote outer peace. Be the peace you seek in the world and the world will return peace to you ten fold.

Chapters

    Foreword
    Eolaus A lyrical dramatic poem
    Miscellaneous poems
    Buddha
    If men only understood
    Practice and perception
    Liberty
    Long I sought thee
    Reality
    To-morrow and to-day
    Star of wisdom
    Would you scale the highest heaven
    To them that seek the highest good
    One thing lacking
    Yashas
    The lowly way
    The music of the sea
    Love’s conquest
    To my daughter Nora on her tenth birthday
    The inward purity
    Self-sacrifice
    I take refuge in truth
    I, truth, am thy redeemer
    The white robe
    The righteous man
    Choice
    Truth triumphant
    O thou who would’st teach!
    If thou would’st right the world
    What of the night?
    Knowledge
    The end of evil
    Man divine
    Patience
    Restored
    On releasing a captive bird
    Art thou in sorrow?
    When I am pure
    Immortality
    Are you searching?
    A Note From The Publisher

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IF – by Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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Typography: IF by Rudyard Kipling from George O Horne on Vimeo.

There are so many truly wonderful and inspiring pieces of writing in the world, and this is definitely one of them.

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