#PoetryDay – 89


You threw out a question
A desperate call
You still wait for an answer
But have you listened at all?

You pursued a goal
Believed in your vision
Were you open to options
Did you grab them when given?

We cry out for solutions
For success and for love
But when signs are appearing
Are we attentive enough?

In Love and Light

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We are as attentive as we can be form our current state of awareness. We won’t see more than we are ready to. But I think right that is important to know: that there may always be more around to see than we recognize.


I thought about that too when writing the poem. However, we were not ready for more than we noticed. But in our development also our awareness grows… at least I hope so… lol

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Exactly, if we are open to options which even don’t go along with what we hoped for, we will recognize them. Rome was not built in a day and maybe more stones had to be carried than thought.

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Excellent work Erika! Too few pay attention to opportunity, be it for change or for getting help to accomplish it. I go back to what Malcolm Gladwell wrote in his book “Outliers” about successful people. Four traits emerged:

they were smart or talented enough, not necessarily the most or best at either.
they worked at their craft, using the number 10,000 hours of effort
they were given opportunities
they either recognized or were encouraged to recognize the opportunities as such.

He said too many brilliant people aren’t the best navigators of opportunity, so sometimes they need sherpas to point them in the right direction.

He uses the example that Bill Gates was told he could program on the University of Washington computers from 12 midnight to 3 am every night. The key is he got out of bed or stayed up to take advantage of the opportunity. By the time he was age 21, he was one of the five best programmers in the world.


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That is the big and open secret of success. You need to make efforts and are not scared of them whatever it needs. They may be temporary to cross the bridge to the first essential stopover. Only sitting and waiting for things to change to one’s favor won’t ever work, most of all because the attitude does not fit the result!
Thanks a lot, Keith.


Yes, simply having an open mind and heart to all possible signs or hints to appear. Many have a clear imagination of how something is supposed to work out… which is why it won’t work out.

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