What’s Good For One’s Soul

Neverever Land  - Time Is A Ripple Standing Still
What's Good For One's Soul
by Michael Doyle

As time puts distance in sight
A mind thinks on how to set it right
Questioning how does one build a life
With sights on peace and not strife

Even the richest know it's sacrilege
To hold oneself as a person of privilege
As each of us has the same humble birth
And we all too do depart from this Earth

Even ghosts hold up in their nobility
Conspicuous through the embarrassments of poverty
It's a thing expressed in stress and anxiety
That then can become a struggle ending lonely

Again and again, like a Boethius accused of treason
We must be strong enough to live through every season
Sometimes one cannot change their circumstances
Then it is that with equanimity we play out our chances

It's never as easy to change the world as it is you
That's too impractical and isn't a reasonable view
Truly, wherever you go, it's certain that there you are
No matter how long time passes, nor no matter how far

It's better then to find the freedom to embrace
Remodeling the paradigms and giving life its space
The stories will continue to unfold if reaction
Is the central key to every given interaction

Life and its changes are often in the grays between
When fighting against reality bears fruit yet unseen
Emotions can spiral out of everyone's desired control
Then it is best to consider what is best for one's soul

(c) December 2, 2021 Michael Doyle
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The Celestial Realm

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Thought For the Day: If You Are Not In Tune With the Universe, There Is Sickness In the Heart and Mind

“If you are not in tune with the universe, there is sickness in the heart and mind.” – Navajo saying

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First Principles: The Foundation of National Morality Must Be Laid In Private Families

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” – John Adams (1778)

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She Says…

Lighthouse Gallery -Reflections In the Negative
She Says...
by Michael Doyle

All the ugly truths
That have tried to push her back
Have tripped her up, since her youth
Until grace gave her all she might lack

Thoughts of how abundance increases
Gave her the hope to move on past
In her story filled with broken pieces
Now she's got peace in her soul and love in her heart

She'll admit to having made some bad choices
As she walked her way past her momentary confusion
Preferring that still small voice over other voices
That try to shine like gold of life's shallow illusion

She smiles sadly, telling her brave story
Though her tears might just fall like rain
Until her face lights up because of the glory
As she claims, sweet victory over her pain

She stands unafraid of baring her honest soul
Every scar turns to stars as she moves on past
Not all of life has been under her best control
But, she's found her way walking in a love that will last

She keeps walking her faith in the true God above
Who has seen and loved her while she walked through hell
And now she has a good man she trust with her love
Sometimes that's all that's needed in the trick of this tale

(c) December 1, 2021 Michael Doyle
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Neverever Land  - Life Begins In the Nursery
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Thought For the Day: I Can Scarcely Contemplate A Greater Calamity That Could Befall This Country, Than Be Loaded With A Debt Exceeding Their Ability Ever to Discharge

“I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction.” – Robert Yates (1738-1801)

The question some may have is who is/was Mr. Robert Yates? See the attached:

Robert Yates Storms Out Of The Constitutional Convention (founderoftheday.com)

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First Principles: Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, of Whatever Persuasion, Religious or Political

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Ruins A Face So Fast As Double-Dealing. Your Face Telling One Story to the World. Your Heart Yanking Your Face To Pieces, Trying To Let the Truth Be Known

“Nothing ruins a face so fast as double-dealing. Your face telling one story to the world. Your heart yanking your face to pieces, trying to let the truth be known.” – Jessamyn West, novelist (1902-1984)

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First Principles: There Is A Certain Enthusiasm In Liberty; That Makes Human Nature Rise Above Itself, In Acts of Bravery and Heroism

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775

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Thought For the Day: A Fundamental Interdependence Exists Between the Personal Right to Liberty and the Personal Right In Property

“The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights… In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right in property.” – Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985)

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First Principles: Equal and Exact Justice To All Men, of Whatever Persuasion, Religious Or Political

“Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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