Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Mantra

Soak in God's sun, believe in the power of prayer,
pay tribute to each new day, find out why you're here.

A mantra that I live by now; it's not all about me.
I don't run the show, a path of pain made me see

if I live right, seek God's will daily,
I need not feel penitent or worry constantly.

Instead, a life of faith~ God will work things out.
As long as I soak in his love, I'll never live in doubt.

~~~
Poetry Inspirations-
Poetry Jam- Soak
PU Verse First: Authentic Life
3WW- believe, penitent, tribute

35 comments:

Helen said...

It takes some time to realize 'it's not all about me' ... happy to have arrived at that place!

PS, I left a response to your typo!!

Laurie Kolp said...

That was funny.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

There is such relief when one comes to flowing with the river, and gives up all that exhausting paddling against the current! I love your mantra!

jaerose said...

What a good mantra..and more..a belief and trust deep inside..it is a hard shift..moving the universe from your shoulders..

Lisa A. Williams said...

Love this! So full of inspiration, something to read every morning.

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

VERY TRUE WHEN EVERYTHING FAILS, GOD PICKS US UP.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A great mantra to live by! Still looking for my answer!

Mary said...

Yes indeed, God will work things out somehow. He always does. Nice mantra.

Brian Miller said...

preach it sistah! smiles...its not about me is def a mantra to live by....

Kim Nelson said...

What a testament of faith, Laurie. Really well done. I like your near rhymes and the cadence you create. Your ability to address several prompts with this one is impressive. Kudos.

alan1704 said...

soak in his love, I'll never live in doubt. - Superb, life is all about enjoying the grace of God given freely by his love. Great words and so true. He is always with us, an everlasting waterfall of grace. Loved this.

Sheilagh Lee said...

What a beautiful mantra

Karen S. said...

Very nice mantra, reminds me of don't worry be happy- or hakuna matata!

Loredana Donovan said...

A lovely mantra! Keep the faith :)

SaraV said...

Love the idea of soaking in love--a beautiful poem, Laurie :-)

Ella said...

Wondrous and beautiful!
I want that kind of love ;D

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautiful, wise, and sweet!

K said...

Love the faith you've displayed in your poem. And I agree, having a lot of pain in one's life cause open your eyes to a lot of truths that would have gone unseen otherwise.

wabisabipoet said...

Beautiful mantra to carry you through thick and thin!Rumi's Beloved

Susan said...

Isn't it odd/lovely how turning it over breeds confidence? You've written about this before in longer forms which I enjoyed. I like this little gem especially.

color-therapy said...

I really like that thought, "it's not all about me." If it were, what a poor sad place this world would be,

Elizabeth
http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/color-therapy/

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I loved the tone and message here. Very comforting.

Bethe77 said...

Great message of truth and a life that has lived.
Blessings

artbyrae said...

Soak in the trust

Akila G said...

very true! pray to God and the strength to row for shore dawns!

Panchali said...

An truly inspiring piece...very nice:)

oldegg said...

No problem with the advice, just need the backbone to carry it out.

bonniejtoomey.com said...

Nice poem about conviction. I didn't realize it rhymed until I was half-way in..which I think is a good thing. Thanks.

Raining Iguanas said...

Someone has been telling me this for years. Thank you for the reminder.

Donetta Sifford said...

This is very inspiring and real. It's hard for a lot of people, or perhaps myself, to let go of trying to control everything and turning it over to a Higher Power. I love how you tell of painful roads making you see life different. Beautiful!

Grace said...

A lovely mantra Laurie ~ I am learning to soak in His love and not worry much about everything `

Happy Friday ~

Green Speck said...

This is very true ... perhaps we should all instill this faith in our hearts !!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

In my life as a practicing member of the United Church of Christ, I have a hard time letting go, letting God. God already knows I am a control freak! I say the Serenity Prayer aloud every morning and am working more diligently at taking a deep, mindful breath at times.

Laurie, you answered the prompt in splendid fashion. For those who believe in God, I think it's a perfect recipe for a happy life! Peace, Amy

Peggy said...

My comment did not show up so maybe I posted incorrectly. Anyway I like your poem--a life affirming philosophy.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

yes absolutely... inspiring too....