Cold territory

I walk in, I see you.

You’re next to me but you’re far away

 

Can’t explain what I did

When you were close to me

 

In my head I can’t formulate

The riparian poles we’ve clung to

 

Although I don’t call you,

Of course I won’t text you.

 

My heart reaches out for yours

In millions of ways

 

Trying conversations.

Erratic personas.

Wrong timing above all

 

I fear of what’s yet to come

Confusion and Frustrations

 

But If I have to keep trying,

I will.

Even until it all explodes

 

Some day , we will feast

Make merry like old times

 

Because right here, right now

Everything feels like cold territory

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The Triad of success

It’s funny.

While growing up, we questioned everything about ourselves, and when we are successful in school or life generally, we attributed it to luck, butas I  evolve, I’m realising that life has got nothing to do with luck and everything to do with peace, wisdom and gratitude.

Wisdom because its’s essential to know what’s good for us and what could potentially  kill one. In this, there are:  i) Human Wisdom ii) Godly wisdom

Everything man ever invented is associated with the logic of Human wisdom.

God’s wisdom is illogical, but limitless. It cannot be confined to books, or study materials or hypothesis.  It exists without hours of studying and to those who selflessly ask God for it. His wisdom cannot be questioned.

There are layers to God’s wisdom that overlaps with peace, because knowing when to act is crucial for success (Ecclesiastic 3: 1-8) . If the timing of a purpose is flawed then there is certainly no peace and everyone strives to be in that space where they can live a peaceful life, ergo a purposeful one.

Gratitude from my experience has a lot to do with an individual’s character. One must be diligent and  humble enough to understand that there is more to life outside of their control.

Before Saul was arrested by Jesus he was a successful man. That goes to show that many powerful forces are working in the world. In fact, depending on society’s definition of success, we might say he was less successful as Paul

A lot of unbelievers  will be tremendously successful. And if believers compare theirselves to them, it may be distraugting, but in that we must remember this triad which sets us apart. The Bible says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, therefore you already made the steps to acquire Godly wisdom

It is essential therefore for us to continue in that road that exults his name. Our success will mean that we are neither lacking spiritually or physically and therefore we are completely at peace within us and with the world.

 

The awakening

Most times I prefer that it become adaptable to the audience by letting you read meaning into it, but this one is personal.

We’ve had to deal with our fare share of insecurities in a way that’s unique to us. Ergo, no two war stories will ever be the same.

After a scheduled coffee date this week,  I was forced to stare at myself  in the  mirrored hall and I couldn’t help but Thank God, because I saw myself for how beautiful I truly was.

Before then I made futile attempts to not look at myself because all I saw was a grimy shadow of imperfections. I thank God for my journey thus far. I thank him for the courage to love myself the way he intended.

 

 

Don’t look at me

for I wear shame like a crown

worthy of thorns

worthy of scorn

worthy of everything, but mercy

 

The person I saw the other day

she looked back at me with vulnerability

so I mocked her for being weak

I mocked her for I knew she has much shame

exactly as much as I have

 

In the day time I yearn for worthiness

the worth of love and belonging

An impression I never fanthomed

the abyss that leaves me empty and dry

Drowning in a sardonic rash 

 

And I searched for it in her

for forthnights and moonsons

for decades and eras

for milleniums and eons

till I was emptier and drier

 

It drove me crazy

For in many men the courage  existed

I went astray connecting deeper with her psyche

and  she had no compassion for me

just like I had none for her

 

So I laid there pleading

I grew numb. My teeth  bleeding

I could tell she was scared of me

but her shame kept her locked  away

in iron clad glates

 

In her eyes a glimmer of compassion

Her voice chocked with hope

Hope was all I needed

to reveal her courage

and rid her fear.

 

I began to tell her

everything she is good at

I was beginning to see it

even if the world didn’t

Yes I see it!

 

Then did she rise and break the fetters

I thought she would smite me

I couldn’t blame her

yet her eyes gleamed with empathy

She rescued me, like Heracles did Theseus

 

 

She cleaned me up

she took my hand

we walked together

out of the seat of witness

I have never felt worth until now

 

This is what vulnerability feels like

I formed ground-breaking connections

These all happened while she sat cross-legged on a  mat

chanting in deep breaths;

I am enough!

 

 

 

WORLD’S GORGEOUS WATERFALLS

Hey Friends. These lovely pictures were so enchanting that I had to share them. Enjoy!

 

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A horseback rider overlooks a broad cascade in Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY SURANGA WEERATUNGA

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor is dwarfed by the cascading water and mist of one of Iceland’s famous waterfalls.PHOTOGRAPH BY WITOLD ZIOMEK

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EL CHALTÉN, ARGENTINA
Moody weather shadows a cataract in Patagonia. PHOTOGRAPH BY LIANA MANUKYAN

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ELK FALLS, CANADA
This falls of the Campbell River blankets the surrounding rock with an icy spray. PHOTOGRAPH BY EIKO JONES

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MULTNOMAH FALLS, OREGON
After driving 11 hours straight, photographer Casey Horner

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STIRLING FALLS, NEW ZEALAND
Stirling Falls plummets from a height of nearly 500 feet in Fjorland National Park. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEONA CHORAZYOVA

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YOSEMITE FALLS, CALIFORNIA
In late April, snowmelt increases the flow of the iconic, 2,425-foot waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JEB BUCHMAN

nat geo 7UPPER YELLOWSTONE FALLS, WYOMING
“One of my favorite parks,” says photographer Gosha L

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NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
The famous falls has the highest flow rate in North America and attracts about 30 million tourists a year.PHOTOGRAPH BY ISABELLE D

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DEVILS PUNCHBOWL, NEW ZEALAND
“This small southern beech tree caught my eye just as we were about to head back down the track to the township,” says photographer Wynston Cooper

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LOWER YELLOWSTONE FALLS, WYOMING
Colorful clouds roll over the falls, seen from the popular South Rim overlook known as Artist Point.PHOTOGRAPH BY RAYMOND CHOO

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RISTAFALLET, SWEDEN
Nearly 200 feet wide, this popular waterfall is one of Sweden’s largest.PHOTOGRAPH BY CALLE HÖGLUND

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SALTO CORUMBÁ, BRAZIL
Faced with tourists swimming at the base of the 230-foot-tall falls, photographer Victor Lima

 

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MULAFOSSUR WATERFALL, FAROE ISLANDS
A tall waterfall cascades off a promontory of Vagar, one of the North Atlantic’s autonomous Faroe Islands. PHOTOGRAPH BY HAITONG YU

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VERZASCA RIVER, SWITZERLAND

After a two-hour-trek, photographer Marc Henauer found one of the Swiss river’s many cataracts

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GULLFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor gazes into the gorge formed by this powerful waterfall in southern Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY RUSSELL PEARSON

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NELSON FALLS, AUSTRALIA
Trees diffuse the light of the setting sun across this tiered waterfall on Tasmania’s west coast.PHOTOGRAPH BY JIEFEI WANG

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TINAGO FALLS, PHILIPPINES
Taking its name from a Tagalog word meaning “hidden,” this remote but popular cascade can only be reached by descending 500 winding steps.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN TUGANO

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BANFF, CANADA
Water still runs beneath the icy shell of this waterfall in Banff National Park.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN CROFT

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST, UNITED STATES
PHOTOGRAPH BY BENITO MARTINEZ

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PALAIOKARYA, GREECE
These two waterfalls were artificially created beneath a stone bridge.PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS VASILIADIS

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KIRKJUFELLSFOSS, ICELAND
“The night left a thin layer of snow over the highest mountains [in] fresh air that is difficult to have in our cities,” describes photographer Alessandro Mari.

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GODAFOSS, ICELAND
Icy conditions made this shot a challenge: “Water spray was constantly refreezing to my lens, so I had to frequently wipe it down,” says photographer Ed Graham.

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NACHI GREAT WATERFALL, JAPAN
Over 400 feet high, with a waterflow of one ton per second, Japan’s tallest waterfall is the center of worship at the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine. PHOTOGRAPH BY HIDENOBU SUZUKI

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TAPPIYA FALLS, PHILIPPINES
The Banaue Rice Terraces, sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World, envelop this high waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL BEAR

 

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Passion over perfection

Bizarre as it may sound

Incongruent as it may seem

Perhaps I stand new & alone.

 

Piece by piece, you take me apart

My mind flows circuitous into oblivion

the rest of me soullessly whisper to a tapestry

 

Spears & daggers shot in the wind

Aimed at my temple

Leaving me deformed

 

Only the bravest can reveal their vulnerability

So I cried,

And I cried till there was no energy left.

 

I collected my tears in a wash basin

and rinsed my hair with it

Passion over perfection, right?

LIMITLESS- Affirmation for september

Have you ever felt bullied or persecuted?

Have you ever been in agony, the kind that caused you to  reverie on the  release of death?

Have you ever been homeless, not knowing where your next meal will come from?

Have you ever thought about  your future  and it’s feels bleak causing you anxiety?

Have you ever battled diseases, perhaps even counting down till your final wisp of air?

Have you ever felt like you should be anywhere else except where you are now?

Is there an omen in your family that limits your individuality?

Well  I would like to share Romans 8:28-39 with you  to negate every limitation that weighs down on you.

For the scripture says;

 

 

“If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Since he did not spare even his own Son

but gave him for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

Who dare accuse us whom God has chosen for his own?

No one—- for God himself has given us right standing with himself…

 

We see this scripture again in the famous John 3:16. I recited it several times as a kid, but I just discovered the revelation hidden within it.

The devil is so good at manipulating , he will use your own Ego. That’s right, your best friend works for  the enemy, and he will tell you everything about what’s wrong with you.

Fill you with insecurities about yourself. About God. About Life.

You will only ever see as far as he lets you see, till God reveals himself to you.

Until you realise Christ in you, there will always be limits.

Now is the time to break free .

The scripture says, that  Jesus is the firstborn, and we are his brothers and sisters. We are like Christ, it is our birth right

Here’s the trick though, no matter how many people tell you this, if you don’t see it, if you don’t believe it.  It is like tearing up 500 pounds and throwing it into the wind. I know, I’ve been there.

Now I practice meditating on the goodness of my Saviour.  There can be no better way to spend this lovely Sunday afternoon.  I’m gonna leave you with the most powerful part of Romans 8. Please believe the word

Remain blessed, May this month bring us much fruitfulness and align us closer to his purpose;

 

 

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?

Does it mean he no longer love us if we have trouble or calamity,

or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?

(As the scriptures say, “for your sake we are killed every day, we are being slaughtered

like sheep)

No despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loves us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.

Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons

neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow

—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love

No power in the sky above or in the earth below

—-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love

of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”