Reflection – Sunday, June 19, 2016

Carol A. Hand

Let me look deep enough
to see the sacred spark of life
deep within
now masked on the surface
by a protective covering
forged from fear and suffering

I would prefer to shift my gaze
yet we’ve met for some reason
beyond my ken
Perhaps if I can see deeply enough
we’ll be able to unlock our hearts
to joy and love again

If you see your inner beauty
reflected back by
loving eyes
maybe we’ll both awake
and feel our joyful peaceful spirits


Photo: Reflection (Pixabay)

For some of the neighbors and colleagues I’ve encountered


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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25 Responses to Reflection – Sunday, June 19, 2016

  1. Kate Houck says:

    There is inner beauty inside of everyone. The layers that hide our hearts seem to be getting thicker and thicker. Thanks for the hope this morning!

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  2. Oh, Carol, this brought tears to my eyes, and I’m almost at a loss for words. Wow and wow again! This is so incredibly beautiful and insightful and profound! You have such a great and loving heart, and it comes from the great suffering you’ve endured. For it is said that our souls must be gouged out, like the wood of a violin, so that they can make the sweetest and truest of sounds. What a blessing on this Sabbath are your thoughts and words. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂 ❤

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  3. So beautiful, so touching. My heart soared when I read your words, particularly “Perhaps if I can see deeply enough we’ll be able to unlock our hearts to joy and love again.” How wonderful!! Thank you, dear Carol.

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  4. Lovely reflections, Carol; even more so absent the ‘if’s.” Here’s to our unique inner beauty.

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  5. It’s very beautiful and touching, Carol. It gave me a lot of inspiration. Thank you.

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  6. Such profound truth, Carol!

    To connect with the “Other” is to expose our souls; to become vulnerable. Such is the nature of unconditional love. If loving others was easy, hatred would find no space to seed and grow.

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  7. Reblogged this on Sacred Touches and commented:
    This is absolutely beautiful!

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  8. smilecalm says:

    sweet intentions
    for all
    concerned 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. wolfegeo says:

    As I was checking my email before heading off to work I saw a notice that you had another blog post. My first thought was that I didn’t have enough time to relish it. To read through it slowly. But I really wanted to give it a peak. So glad I did. Thanks so much for the smile’s.

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  10. Tiny says:

    So much insight and profound wisdom in this poem, Carol. Wonderful.

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