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Monday, May 16, 2016

Latifa Prayer, I am

Carpe Diem Theme Week #4 Latifa Prayer episode 2 "I exist"

INSPRITION
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inspirational challenge 
Today we are looking at the first line of the Latifa Prayer, 'I exist'.  What is its meaning and relation to haiku?  I suggest you read the full post here.  Learning as much as everyone on this journey.

dancing dervishes
reflecting movements
Lotuses dance too

© Chèvrefeuille

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my response or journey
i exist
Ever wonder at what point self awareness happens?  Is it in the womb?  Or when we take our first independent breath?  The first infant cry of discomfort could be the moment.  But who knows!  I surely do not remember my first moment of that awareness.  Whenever it was it was certainly the beginning of the journey.  Many years of childhood are spent gaining the experiences of 'i exist'.  Think of the delight of a child bursting bubbles, "I exist and that exists.  I'll touch it and it no longer exists. "  That surprised look is the moment we discover our existence has an influence on others.  

i exist
is it me or the great
I am?

questions lead to more questions 
invisible answers wait

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful response Janice ... When I was a child I learned that I was a gift to my parents from our Creator. When was it that I started to exist? I believe my existence started right at the moment my first cells were created in my mothers whomb. Later as I grew up I started my existence when I took the path to become aware of whom I am ... a path full obstacles but I always knew that I finally would find why I exist ... to serve others out of unconditional love, to see God in all and everyone and in myself ... Now I am who I am just a man ... humble and full of unconditional love.
    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts and tanka.

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    1. I bow in your presence, my master teacher. I remember a point while searching for my purpose I realized the Creator smiled at my conception because my purpose was to help people smile and laugh. A much needed thing in the grim moments of time. So many nurses I know say what you said, it was just always what they wanted to do, their calling as some say. The world needs all the unconditional love we can offer. thanks for taking time to visit this post. Such a kind host are you.

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  2. Hari OM
    Well... I write an entire blog about the Truth of Self and Existence... but I surely love your take on it for this exercise! I admire haiku so very much, but rarely attempt it myself. YAM xx

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    1. Good day, my friend.
      So pleased you liked this take. I really feel at one with the concise form of haiku. janice xx

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  3. This is so much condensed wisdom here Janice... sorry for not visiting your blog more often. i can see I have missed some.

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    1. I can't imagine you have much time for visiting with all the beautiful writing you do. Thanks for dropping by and the kind comments.

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  4. Oh my, Janice, this is beautiful ...a sage's lesson on being at one with the Divine, I am

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    1. Ah, th wise muses lead us to wonderful places some days.

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