Dry Within


 

 

Outside we may appear like a fertile garden
Full of fruit trees and lush vegetable beds
Which represent our fulfilled wishes
But inside we are dry, barren land

As we have not yet drunk the water of life…

DidiArtist, 03.04.2017

 
 

Lack of Determination


 

 

Whoever has his chair between two camps
Will neither know the one place
Nor the other one properly

He sits on the chair of indecision
Is neither here nor there at home…

DidiArtist, 25.05.2020

 
 

The perennial nagger


 

 

His characteristics:
He knows everything better
Criticizes everything
Knows an answer to all questions
Speaks ill of others
To take a bath in the limelight
His hobbies:
He judges and condemns

Spares himself
Without nagging
Because he is not aware
Of himself and his doings

May he find the road of life
In humbleness and respect…

DidiArtist, 20.10.2019

 

Self-cheating


We just want to hear
What we like
Any truth that is contrary to us
We sweep under the carpet

Are we afraid
That our innermost is discovered?

Are we anxious
That the truth harms others?

Are we frightened
That we lose appreciation?

Are we scared
That our ego is losing something?

It is an illusory world
That we are building
Leading us to dependency
On the opinions of others…

How much honesty towards ourselves do we have?…

DidiArtist, 20.10.2019

 

Painful Understanding


 

 

Only a deep pain breaks through
The wall of our ignorance…

DidiArtist, 14.05.2020

 
 

Learning to be Thankful


 

 

When we have lost our jobs
We start to see what we had

When we have lost our freedom
Only then we start to appreciate it

When we have lost stability of our life
Only then we understand its meaning

When we think we are lost
Then we are really lost

As we think
So we become

When we think that each thunderstorm will pass
No wind can treat us like a leaf

When all is back to normal
We are aware – in thankfulness what we have…

Understanding rises out of problems
Is medicine to make us aware of our own value:
We are all human beings
Children of God
Have to live in harmony together
To bring out of us: humanity, thankfulness

DidiArtist, 07.05.2020

 
 

Game of Mind


 

 

If we stop playing
The world can no longer capture us…

First, we have to understand this game…

DidiArtist, 03.05.2020

 

Outside Shining – Inside Fouling


 

 

How many angles and corners are there in us
Where chaos and disorder reign
Where dirt accumulates
Dust is setting down?

How many impurities are in us
Which we have neglected
Falling into oblivion
Where no external soap helps?

On the outside nice and clean
Well-groomed appearance among witnesses
Inside without hygiene
There’ s no one watching

But inner dirt
Moves motives on the outside
Hidden, concealed
Determines our thoughts, actions.

Our internal residence
Like a mirror:
What is inside is outside
What is outside is inside

We should be dust and germ-free
That the inner dirt
Does not become external dirt
With the soap of innocence and honesty

We cannot hide from ourselves nor from God…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2020

 
 

Time for Self-Introspection


 

 

Many questions come
Addressed to ourselves:
How has my life been so far?
What have I done wrong?
What can I improve in the future?

So much dirt in my thoughts
Garbage in words and deeds
Pyramid top of a now and here
Time to take stock
Who I was, who I am

How many people have I hurt
Including myself?
In the hamster wheel of equal deeds
Bad habits?
Shame on myself

Every thought, every word, every action
Has a heavyweight
When they hurt
It’s banging against the walls
Of one’s own heart

The scale shows
Where we stand
Honesty and confession may help
To cleanse us from dirt
To become a better person…

Time to bring about the change in us…

DidiArtist, 07.04.2020

 

Virus: Ego and Mind


 

 

Ego and mind of a man
Is like a virus
It needs a host
To multiply his power through:

Money, selfishness, pride, greed,
Attachment – packed in wishes

Detachment is the solution

Even from oneself
To be one…Self…

This virus is spreading around the world
May we all find a serum against it

DidiArtist, 30.03.2020

 

Self-Introspection


 

 

If we don’t look at ourselves in the mirror
To find the original reflection of it
Then we cannot see us either
Do not know who we are
What we are
Where we come from
Where we have to go…

Then the purpose of life
Is covered by our ignorance…

Man know thyself…

DidiArtist, 12.10.2019

 
 

Coronavirus: An appeal to Humanity


 

 

Let us all stand together
Overcoming differences through our heart
Whether rich or poor
No matter what colour we are
What religion we belong to
What country we come from

This virus affects us all
No one is spared
Spreads fear and terror everywhere
But it can unite us
Make us conscious: We are all one
Are all humans, a big family

This virus gives us the understanding
That nothing is certain
That everything changes
What is today is different tomorrow
But it can wake us up:
To treat each other as human beings

Let us conquer terror and fear
Walking in humanity and respect
Help each other, make sacrifices
Coming together from man to man
Anchoring love as the strongest force
And hold us from heart to heart

In the end, we all can come out as winners
When we have learned our lesson:
We all are human beings, no better, no worse
Just a big human family

DidiArtist, 25.03.2020

 
 

Gravity of Love


 
 

 
 

Between Tears and Smiles


 
 

 
 

Inner Fight


 
 

 
 

Arrogance and Pride


 

 

If we believe
To have tamed our mind
That we smile at
Then it is our mind
That smiles in our face

Another mask
A mirror of our thoughts
Prisoners of our mind…

DidiArtist, 11.03.2020

 

Be Good, Do Good, and Be One


 
 

 
 

Gulch between man and man


 

 

Where differences exist
People split themselves
Fought out in understanding
In grade and shade

Where man takes sides
Roads are forking
Towards individual directions
When the spirit splits

Politics here, sports there
Parties here, groups there
Separate in fighting
For dogmatic views

Teeth hold on to opinions, ideas
In the alliance of collective egos
With war-voices: only we!
What a human failure

Understanding is fragmented
Unity sacrificed
For own advantages
Man thereby divided

Differences need connections
Bridges that unite
Build unities
Love between human and human

Oneness of love and peace among people
A new horizon of understanding
That we all are one
In the One…

A cosmic symphony, divine notes…

DidiArtist, 05.02.2020

 
 

Darkness cannot be overcome by wearing white clothes… quote by Kabir


 
 

 
 

Hope for a change


 

 

When we deeply regret our sins with our tears
It is Christ who washes them away

He provides us a new beginning
Gives us strength and courage

His biblical Word: resonates like an echo
“From now on sin no more…”

Old dresses are putt off
Replaced by clean clothes

The lie changes to the truth
The dirt gradually to cleanliness

A process of consciousness
Distinction between right and wrong

In everyday life, we should sieve:
Separating the bad from the good

How much dirt is there still left
That we do not see yet…?

Consciousness is:
To recognize oneself

To make us visible
What and how we really are

“Every saint has his past
And every sinner his future…”

DidiArtist, 23.07.17

 
 

Spreading violence


 

 

The more we deal with violence,
Through movies, games, media
The more it influences us…
Is passed on:
In thoughts, words, and deeds

A virus of our mind…

DidiArtist, 15.01.2020

 
 

Missing honesty


 

 

How much nonsense goes out into the world
Out of stupidity, ignorance
Acting and posing
Out of greed for power, money, reputation
To achieve advantages
By a selfish attitude
To be better than others
To instill arrogance
Overconfidence
Dripping vanity
Condemnation
Unfair usage of elbows

Let us see the good in people
Because bad things create bad things
While good things sow good things

Therefore, we have to be more honest with ourselves…

DidiArtist, 12.01.2020

 
 

Presciousness of listening


 

 

An egostic ear
Can only hear
Listen to itself…

DidiArtist, 06.01.2020