Inspiration: Poetry To Live With Adversity

Inspiration: Poetry To Live With Adversity

Beauty can be inspiration when we experience our worst depression. When times are hard it can be tough to find a way to live with adversity. The less I understand, the more I go within and often feelings become even more overwhelming. I find my solace in poetry, both reading and writing it. This was my very first vlog and it was timed with the suicide of the actor Robin Williams. Enjoy these five minutes and find, hidden inside, a special message.

I call it poetry therapy. But it is more than that – beauty has its own usefulness. Beauty helps us to do the hard stuff more easily. This is how I see it.

 

I discovered something about beauty which took me by surprise. For two years of my life I actively searched, contemplated and wrote about the meaning of beauty and what this is, for me. When I was inspired to create a video and read the poem, it was really a process for delivering a gift to myself – a new insight.

I eventually stopped my pursuit of inner beauty after concluding that it is not a very useful pursuit. What I discovered is quite the opposite. I just did not look at it with the eyes of my heart. The usefulness of beauty … nope ….you will have to watch the video.

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