The colour of peace……

Skin Deep ~ Mandy Moran

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Photograph by ” Traudl Becker”

Dare I ask for peace in this turbulent world of silent wars
The colour of war is dark and dissolute
Corrupt, abounded with fear
Yet still I hope for a glint of light

Peace what is its colour
In this sea of red and rage…
We are abundant with greed
Power people embrace in their foolhardiness

Could it be translucent or sublime
Maybe more a cool blue breeze
Or perhaps full meadow green and yellow
Yes I will dare ask for peace….

Let’s cast a dream of hope
Crimson washed to sea
Darkness erased by an energy of illuminate
Onwards we will wander seeking for our own true colour…..

Mandy.x

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Wounds of time!

Skin Deep ~ Mandy Moran

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Peering through the Winter glass,
Blinking in utter disbelief,
Realisation of what the focus sees,
Pointed, high heeled leather
Female shiny adornments!!

Agony ripping through the soul,
Pain is undescribable…..
Aching heart of crumbling dreams,
Anger, fury, covering the screaming hurt,
Dizzy with sickness of fear…

Screaming from memories of love,
Apart from reality so floating in pure rage,
Blinded by a women’s wrath,
How could this be,
Infidelities destruction lies in ruins!

Wounds laid raw for the world to see,
Passerby’s show of drama,
Taking revenge would unburden the heart,
Ease the throbbing misery,
Disperse the torment of injury.

A fracas of battling hearts,
The quarrel however soon dissolved,
For where can this but lead,
So bitterness could take hold,
For hurt once turns to bleed.

This wound will heal on forgiveness,
Time is of the essence,
Elements warm and mend the anguish,
Chains thaw from the heart,
This…

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Possibilities……

Skin Deep ~ Mandy Moran

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I dwell on Possibilities of time,
If time were only eternal,
Our time however is limited and precious,
Preserve, cherish, endear in your memory.

New possibilities erase the old,
Ashes made from thoughts lost,
Let’s now concentrate on the promise,
For with this new found energy things will grow….

Hope has always simmered,
For now it has manifested,
Its colour is turquoise fresh and clean,
Blowing in the wind of the hands of times…

Like a petal in a rose bud,
Unfolding on times count
No sooner than its ready to climax,
To open to its prize of scent…

Mandy.x

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Is anger really fear?

Skin Deep ~ Mandy Moran

We have all experienced anger at some time in our lives wouldn’t you agree?
How we manage it though determines its effects both to ourselves and those around us.

Let’s think about what anger really is!

Its a reaction to flight or fight produced or triggered from fear,a feeling that’s preminary to protect us, that fear can come in different forms though!

1. Physical.
2. Imaginary.

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An example of different forms of fear!

Physical.
1.You are happily driving down the road with your children in the back in your car off for a day out, when suddenly a car overtakes on a bend and narrowly misses causing a serious accident!
You are enraged, angry and feel belligerent!
The anger you are experiencing is a true fear of injury to yourself and your offspring.

Imaginary.
2. You are with your new girlfriend or boyfriend at a busy party having a…

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One small change at a time….

Skin Deep ~ Mandy Moran

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Photograph by Noor Iskandar. Flickr

Just as this beautiful butterfly was once a caterpillar, so can we also manifest and change our life’s!
Mandy.x

We all want change really if we’re totally honest, unless you want to stand still because change means moving forward, it means improving and checking who we are, the hard part is achieving the change and making it a habit, a lifestyle…..

Whether it be a habit of food, exercise, or thought of mind I find the best way is to just make one small change at a time and practice that for a few weeks so that it becomes habit forming before introducing another change and so hence then not getting too over whelmed or worst still failing with the change, giving up!!

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Photograph by ‘Moon jazz’ Flickr
This amazing picture shows the change that hasn’t happened overnight, the seasons take time just as any…

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How self reflection can help all of us in 2017!

Well its coming up to that time of the year again, resolutions at the ready everyone….

I absolutely love New Year resolutions, however they are only worth while if we can try to keep to them for at least longer than a few days!!!

My son has a saying for the January gym goers, probably better I didn’t repeat it!!!

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                     Reflection……

It doesn’t have to be exercise, it can be anything that helps shape you and your future.
Self reflection is a fantastic tool to help with a number of things, its perhaps something we do too little, probably because we are afraid of facing things…….

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Let’s first just think about “Reflection” it can be produced from light, sound and water waves.
Its a wondrush, astonishing, fascinating form of Physics.

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Nature itself produces beautiful examples, the light and water droplet reflect the flowers with extradinary results.
Other magnificent reflections with a wave reflector the mirror, and water waves, each one leaving us in utter disbelief of their beauty…….

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“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle was real, and you’re just a reflection of him”
Bill Watterson

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“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your last misfortunes, of which all men have some”
Charles Dickens

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     Self reflection has positive results!

Self reflection has to be done with ~

1. Knowing what you are reflecting on :-
i.e ~ to change a habit or lifestyle
     ~ to help change a relationship.

2. Being honest to yourself why you want to change…….

3. Find somewhere quiet, be alone and maybe put on some calming music to help you relax and think more clearly.

4. Write down your thoughts, read them however painful. Clearing the mind by written word, I find incredibly powerful. We are all different though remember, but give it a try!

5. Now you have reflected on what you want to change and honestly….

6. Its time to write down aims, with a time scale for each.
That way you can refer to them and don’t get too hung up if you are a little behind time. As long as you don’t lie to yourself……

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       Reflection produces amazement!

The kind of transformation that self reflection can produce is worth a try, I’d say.
Our thoughts and feelings playing their roles again, thoughts positive, results feeling amazing……
Always remember each and everyone of us is special!

So now with all these tools let’s go and think about what resolutions we want to try this New Year.

Let’s make 2017 a year to remember…

What are your New Year resolutions?

Mandy.x

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