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I took my Mind for a walk. Sunday October 23, 2016

I took my Mind for a walk
Then sat it down and had a talk
Mind, I said, stop bothering me
With all your negativity,
Look around there is so much
To do and see and feel and touch,
Sometimes Mind you can be wrong
Please try to sing a happier song,
And remember Mind you're strong and true
You're clever and smart and I love you,
So help me to stay focused today
On all the good things coming my way
And tell my heart how awesome I can be
And love and cherish all of me.

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Sally Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 6:48am

How lovely! Jane, this really appeals to me. Simple, and says it as it is. I think I shall copy it out and carry with me. :-) Thank you so much for sharing. Very kind of you.

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 7:24am

Thank you Sally. It's lovely to know you will use it, I hope it helps. X

DAVE Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 7:52am

What a Lovely poem JANE, so true, is this your work ?

That's where we train our minds to become more extrovert in looking outwards, there's so much to be grateful for, and to think of all the planets and galaxies to which we could have emerge from heaven, He chose this planet, with you do, to see, to feel and touch'.

There is so much to be thankful for, a bed to sleep upon, food in the larder, and a roof over our heads...
Take any one of these blessings away, and life would be more difficult. We'de be still grumbling, I bet, perhaps many of us are....are never quite satisfied, they have to queue for the very latest up-to-date gadget, and always looking to be and have better, always looking for more, it is a 'bottomless pit, which cause decention and depression....

Are you content with your lot JANE, I'm sure you are ?

No matter what we have....Contentment is the ONLY key, which will open the door to happiness, and a peaceful counternance.

Examine different flowers, just one example...To feel and see real, natural perfect beauty, that is how you have been made, beautiful, and unique, to use these senses in a positive way, life becomes focused in complete harmony with the mind....

After all you and I can have control over the mind, simply because we CHOOSE to give it PERMISSION to do anything, if we choose good things, we feel uplifted, if we do bad things, there are always consequences.....If we follow the crowd, we go over the cliff like lemmings to our demise....Swimming the other way, your individual style, shows independence upon the fashion moguls lining there pockets, if we're not careful we'll become 'Cloned',.....As your poem directs keep in control, don't procrastinate, get all chores out of the way, get order back into life.....Then when all is done....we'll have the TIME to walk amongst Ratg's (yesterday's moodscope) hugging trees,and into a garden to absorb the beauty of His creation.
God bless you JANE,

Have a beautiful, scentful uplifting day......You deserve it !

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:01pm

Thanks so much Dave, yes it is my work. I'm sat on a ferry in Dover in glorious sunshine! ????

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:02pm

Oops the question marks were supposed to be a smiley face-doesn't seem to work!

Orangeblossom Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 7:55am

Hi Jane, I would like to echo Sally's words. I shall copy it into my journal. Thanks very much for the blog!

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:03pm

Thank you Orangeblossom, it's lovely to hear this. Xx

Lou Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 8:33am

This is really lovely and a far more lyrical version of what I have been trying to say to my mind. I shall read this often. Thank you.

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:03pm

Thank you Lou, I hope it helps xx

Alice Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 8:45am

Thank you Jane. Very lovely xx

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:04pm

Thank you Alice xx

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 9:07am

Thanks so much for all comments. I am now away for a week. Take Care Jane xxxx

The Gardener Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 9:38am

That's super, Jane. Read it early this morning after an awful night and Mr G in a mood to moan at everything. My mind and I are embattled - Mind 'You will ride over this - do all the nice things on your list'. Me 'But I'm so tired'. Mind, 'stop being so stubborn - if you're tired sit down with knitting or radio and rest'. Me, 'But Mr G keeps yelling at me'. Mind, 'you should be used to it by now, ride above it, keep focused, enjoy and be proud of what you do'. OK, but here he comes again 'where are you'. Mind 'Move'. OK,Go out shopping, smile at people, polish my beautiful 300 year old parquet in the house for sale - really rewarding. 'Mind, well, it's a start'.

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:04pm

This sounds exhausting for you. I hope you find some peace today xxx

Jul Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 9:46am

Hi Jane. A great poem and words of wisdom. Left to it's own devices our minds will go off on their own little stream of thoughts and conversations over which we do have control but more often than not allow these thoughts etc to dominate almost as if we are not aware of them. Or at least aware that we can stop them and lead them in a more relaxed direction. My mother used say the word "STOP!" to her mind and jumble of thoughts when it got too bad. Julxx

Jane Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 1:07pm

Thanks Jul. It's so easy to let our minds take over in unhelpful ways-our chatterboxes! Xxxx

Tutti Frutti Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 5:44pm

Great poem. Quirky but compassionate. Thanks Jane. Enjoy your trip.
Love TF x

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:35am

Thank you Tutti Frutti xx

the room above the garage Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 6:58pm

Thank you Jane and I hope you enjoy your break, love ratg x.

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:34am

Thank you ragt xx

The Gardener Sun, Oct 23rd 2016 @ 7:21pm

Now getting to worst time of day - and your poem really had an effect today - mind not like a laser - but focused on achievements - today, and in the past through photos - my 'survival' depends on so many little things during day - rather a shy young dark chap in a rented flat on the corner - now on furious waving terms through my kitchen window - next step actually talk to each other! Love from the Gardener - busy working out how to save TWO gardens of flowers through the winter.

Sophie Mon, Oct 24th 2016 @ 10:52am

Good luck TG! I'm a big advocate of congratulating myself on the small stuff if that's what it takes to get me through the day. After all, some days I cant manage the small stuff at all, so when i can, its a big achievement and i congratulate myself! (Lets face it, not many other people will feel like i deserve a 'well done!!' just for getting up and cleaning my teeth or having a wash!)

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:34am

I'm so glad it helped a little xx

Lex Mon, Oct 24th 2016 @ 3:32am

Beautiful Jane

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:32am

Thank you Lex ????

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:33am

Oops did it again - the question marks are supposed to be a smiley face! X

Tychi's Mum Mon, Oct 24th 2016 @ 9:07am

I loved your poem Jane. Thank you. I too, will be copying it into my journal.
Wishing you all a sunny day in your minds....x

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:32am

Thank you Tychi's Mum xx

Melanie Mon, Oct 24th 2016 @ 9:14am

Hi Jane, I also loved your poem and have saved it. I read it on a day where I was very tired - so prone to feeling ungrateful and in a sort of hell - like a hangover where you just feel rubbish but cannot get out of your body - I don't drink any more but that is what I thought of. What I had realised this day was that I was always thinking something is wrong - something is wrong - I am single I need to be in a relationship - then when I am in a relationship there is something wrong with the person I am with and I become single again. This is what I realised! My highest priority is to be happy with myself - to love myself unconditionally and be happy and grateful for my life. Thank you for the lovely poem to help remind me of this. Lots of love, Melanie

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:31am

Hi Melanie I hope u still see this reply. Your post reminded me a little of myself. I'm finally understanding self love and I'm so much happier for doing so. Keep at it! Love Jane xx

Sophie Mon, Oct 24th 2016 @ 10:52am

A beautiful, simple yet powerful poem Jane, thank you :)

Jane Tue, Oct 25th 2016 @ 8:31am

Thank u Sophie xx

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