Sun Kissed Days

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Struggle



Walk a thousand miles
to learn a lesson,
not seeking perfection,
but seeking to be more human.
Pebbles on the road,
trials and tribulations along the way,
a life well lived.
I wish I could see the world
through your eyes.
I want to feel your beating heart,
when you feel fragile,
when you feel exposed,
when I hear your voice tremble with doubt .
Let the wind whisper in your ear,
let your inner compass guide you.
Stand in the rain,
embrace the storm.
Struggle will bring tranquility,
struggle will bring wisdom.


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101 comments:

  1. not seeking perfection,
    but seeking to be more human...this surely is the key for me...and that's what i want to learn...

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  2. It is only through a struggle that the butterfly is born but how beautiful it is once it has gone through that awful trial. So it is with us, (hopefully) we learn and we grow from all of those trials and struggles placed on our life's path.
    This is beautiful poetry and wonderfully said.

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    1. You said it well, Bren...and thank you.

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  3. Thanks for the thoughtful poem.

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  4. there is some really nice wisdom in this ayala...and hope...love your empathy through the middle...i woudl think this written for one of your children as they go off...nice...

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    1. Thank you, Brian...and you hit it right on the nail :)

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  5. yes through those struggles - hope-fully - nice one Ayala

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  6. Ayala, It is only by living through its opposite can we truly appreciate the joyous wisdom reflected. ♥

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  7. So true. I believe that without struggle, we wouldn't learn to appreciate the good things.

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  8. It does indeed, humble and more human. Lovely thoughts Ayala ~ Happy day to you ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace and happy day to you :)

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  9. Lovely thoughtful poetry...struggles in life shape us and define who we are...makes us stronger, I believe..thank you for this :)

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  10. agreed! beautifully written Ayala! a pleasure to read
    take care!

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    1. Thank you, dear Hope. Glad you enjoyed this.

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  11. They are fortunate they have your heart. Perhaps more, they have your words.

    It seems there are few who are willing to see the world as it is seen through the eyes of those struggling, truly struggling.

    A nice write, compassion out of a different perspective.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jeff. So nice of you to say this.

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  12. Through struggle indeed there is wisdom. Lovely, and thoughtful.

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  13. I reread that first sentence (four lines) several times. Just sat with it. Didn't want to leave it to move on...then felt the pebbles and the struggles. Such a thoughtful tribute to the "process" the "journey" ~ just lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Adrienne. You always make my day :)

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  14. Just a few steps and a lesson can be learned

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  15. Hi,

    A heartfelt write I could feel the struggle and the pebbles under feet. The challenges of being human and learning along the way.

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    1. We learn through the journey....

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  16. Ayala,
    So well put...sometimes we don't see the virtue of struggle. A great idea so artfully done.

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  17. What a lovely lesson.

    {Ami}
    http://sundrysumthins.wordpress.com

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  18. Hope so! This has the cadence of a prayer or blessing. Very nice. k.

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  19. It's the idea in those last lines that often make us shybaway, but I love how you remind us that struggle often brings out those inner resources that we barely know we have until we are tested. At the same time, it's important to walk in another's shoes, see the world from their eyes to truly understand them.

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    1. It is important to stand back and see the world through someone's pain and struggle.

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  20. This is really beautiful. Full of a starkness, and beauty. So happy to be here today, reading.

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    1. Thank you, Aidan. Love to see you here.xo

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  21. We should all seek to be humble and more human...lovely wisdom.

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  22. Wise words needing to be heard. Thank you.

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  23. " not seeking perfection,
    but seeking to be more human.
    Pebbles on the road, "

    Perfect, accessible, apt, ample.
    Wise. A friend I cherish.

    Aloha from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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  24. This is great! Life brings many lessons that only leave us stronger and wiser :)

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  25. such compassion here, such heartfelt emotions...I love this poem that speaks of a person who has lived well!

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  26. "Stand in the rain,
    embrace the storm"

    Yes, seek the fortune which is elusive, but not without a fight. Success will come after a few tries! Wise words ayala!

    Hank

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    1. All our struggles and failures teach us lessons that bring us wisdom. Thank you, Hank :)

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  27. "not seeking perfection,
    but seeking to be more human"

    That really speaks to me.

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  28. This poem touched my soul.
    Well done.
    Cheers,
    Mark Butkus

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    1. Thank you, Mark..sweet of you to say :)

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  29. Wonderful advice and true - beautifully expressed. Lovely.

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  30. "not seeking perfection,
    but seeking to be more human." oh Ayala, so beautiful, may it be so for all of us, to seek exactly this.

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  31. I love this. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. It sounds like a mind prepared for pilgrimage. :) Becoming more human I think is far more noble than becoming more "perfect". Very insightful.

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  33. Ayala, your words convey so much wisdom and openness to the gifts of the world. This is is a beautiful poem.

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    1. Thank you, Belinda. Your words always inspire me. xo

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  34. "embrace the storm..." what wonderful words.

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  35. stepping into the shoes of other and facing the trial with strength is brought perfectly into these words, such a compassionate and beautiful place to walk. Lovely ~ Rose

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  36. Be careful what you wish for...I do not think you would want to see the world through my eyes:)

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    1. One has to be careful what they wish for...wise words. :)

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  37. really nice. I like the idea of fully knowing, experiencing things the way others do, empathy at it's purest form. Really good. Thanks

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  38. struggle brings all since sturggle is the essence of life


    done for

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  39. Empathy can be most educational. We tell ourselves we'll go along, we'll do good and amend the wrong. That gives a lot of satisfaction.Great take ayala!

    Hank

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  40. seeking to be more human, good reminder ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I hope we all seek to be that.

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  41. Very lovely words, so nicely written.

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  42. I love the wisdom in this poem, Ayala. Some good things can result from one's struggles.

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  43. We have to embrace it all to evolve and this is a perfect presentation of that xoxo

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  44. Struugle will bring wisdom...this is so true.

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  45. I've missed your beautiful words. Especially loved..."not seeking perfection,
    but seeking to be more human"
    So true! xo

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    1. Thank you, Kristi. I have missed you. I hope you are well. xo

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  46. Imperfection. Truly that is where the lessons are learned. Thank you for this reminder Ayala.

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  47. i think i'd sure be glad to be in from that rain storm! :)

    much peace and love to you!

    xoox

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  48. Ah, you've captured it. Very good; peace Ayala.

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