"What if you knew you’d be the last
to touch someone?
If you were taking tickets, for example,
at the theater, tearing them,
giving back the ragged stubs,
you might take care to touch that palm,
brush your fingertips
along the life line’s crease.
When a man pulls his wheeled suitcase
too slowly through the airport, when
the car in front of me doesn’t signal,
when the clerk at the pharmacy
won’t say Thank you, I don’t remember
they’re going to die.
A friend told me she’d been with her aunt.
They’d just had lunch and the waiter,
a young gay man with plum black eyes,
joked as he served the coffee, kissed
her aunt’s powdered cheek when they left.
Then they walked half a block and her aunt
dropped dead on the sidewalk.
How close does the dragon’s spume
have to come? How wide does the crack
in heaven have to split?
What would people look like
if we could see them as they are,
soaked in honey, stung and swollen,
reckless, pinned against time?”
"I would like, once more, to point out that ‘Extreme Positive Thinking’ is NOT Denial nor does it create any kind of ‘spiritual imbalance’. It is simply a ‘Choice’. We have ‘created’ this ‘physical reality’ to experience many different ‘feelings’ or ‘emotions’. I have visited the walls of friends who are passionate in their anger. Others are passionate in their Love. Some are filled with joy. Others express deep sadness and fear. All are very ‘REAL’ to each individual and all should be respected. And YES, we must be Compassionate to our fellow travelers who, at this time, are overwhelmed by negative energy. By Being acutely AWARE of all aspects of Humanity we can, then, make very CLEAR CHOICES as to what we want in our lives and what we do not want. This is Perfect Balance. Those of us, who appreciate and use ‘Extreme Positive Thinking’ as a powerful tool of manifestation, are very, very aware of the ‘extreme negative’ side of humanity and ourselves. The ‘negative energy’ is ALWAYS within reach. However, because of our Understanding and Awareness, we can Choose NOT to reach for it. It’s that simple. That is our True Power.” ♥ ~ Eric Allen author ‘The New Awakening’ and ‘The New Way