Being Ourselves

Jeff Keller, a longtime Heaven subscriber, was a very successful success motivator. He was called on to give talks and seminars all over the country. He had best-selling books published all over the world. He had a popular inspiring newsletter with thousands of subscribers.

And yet, after many years, what he was doing wasn't filling his heart any more.

He did what many long to do and haven't quite yet been able to do. He dropped the past.

He didn't wait to make a big change in his life until something from the outside made him change.  Jeff made the decision himself and went public and began to share the spiritual path he found himself on.

Jeff  recently posted this poem by e.e. cummings in his newsletter. http://www.YourSpiritualJourney.net

I love e.e.cummings' poems.

"to be nobody-but-myself in a world

which is doing its best, night and day,

to make me everybody else means

to fight the hardest battle which any human being

can fight, and never stop fighting."

Do you have a favorite poem?

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Do you know what just occurred to me? Courage is integrity. That's what it is, I think.

Jeff had courage, and then there was the courage of the Air France pilots in a couple of entries back.

I suppose courage amounts to being true to yourself.

I so agree, Gloria. It takes great courage to be true to yourself! What a wonderful e.e. cummings poem - thank you for sharing it, Jeff.
Here is another gem by him that I hadn't heard until a couple of years ago in the movie "In Her Shoes".
It seems to repeat what God says in so many of these Heavenletters

"i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or the mind cand hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

"I suppose courage amounts to being true to yourself."

I think this expresses it excellently, yes, it is the truth that we are.

I love this poem here of dear Mike very much:

Touching...Touched...

Posted August 25th, 2007 by at1ment

Touching...touched...
Is the truth of us
In love

Gently wrapped
Infinitely
Freely in, perfectly as
Passion's embrace

Feeling, every taste
Health
In countless ways
Tended together, blended forever
With unending spiritual wealth

No rushing, for nothing's forced
No haste
As time's not a thing to spend nor waste
Rather, gushing from and forth
Like the largest of falls ever seen, aware that it's oceanic flow
Is connected in Source, to the movement of the raindrop and stream

mike :)

Much love to all
Berit

This cummings poem just gives me the shivers.
Never stop fighting?

The poet might have chosen the wrong word, beloved Jochen!

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