We are blind towards ourselves

Would we see the mistakes we make
How many times a day would we have to apologise

Would we see why we do or say something
We would see our selfish motives

Would we see how we treat other people
Our pride in ourselves would leave us

Would we see how we treat ourselves
Our theatre towards ourselves would end

Would we see how we struggle to gain advantages
Our self-respect would be at rock bottom

Would we see what we are doing with our lives
Would we be ashamed to the core

Would we see where our attention goes
We would perceive wasted time

Would we see the meaning of our life
We would become a different person….

DidiArtist, 06.08.2021

Judging other people

How can we judge someone
When we can’t even judge ourselves
And when we judge ourselves
Then we stop judging others

DidiArtist, 22.08.2021

How often

How often do we hurt
Without knowing it?

How often do we ignore
Unintentionally, unintentionally?

How often do we overlook important things
With open eyes?

How often are we deaf
To hear the truth?

How often are we blind
To our own mistakes?

How often do we look away
Without helping?

How often are we different to others
Than to ourselves?

How often do we think differently
Than we act?

How often do we have to fall
To learn from our mistakes?

How often does everything repeat itself
Like Sisyphos rolling a rock uphill?

It may be avoided,
When in our attention lies consciousness
Right understanding…

DidiArtist, 16.08.2021

Confessional of our mistakes

If we could see all our faults
We would not be able
To leave the confessional….

DidiArtist, 08.07.2021

Forgive and forget

We all have mistakes and weaknesses in us
We do bad and good things
Nobody is perfectly good
No one is perfectly bad

Life shows us the direction
Though we may have to go through many chambers
That are painful and unpleasant
We are all in the process of becoming, in the making

Let’s not pigeonhole any human being
To judge, to condemn him as he is at the moment
For time and tests of life will change him
Like the waves of the sea breaking at the shore to form the rock

God always gives us new chances
To learn from mistakes, to become a real man
That’s how we should treat each other
Always giving us new chances

That is true forgiveness and forgetting…

DidiArtist, 30.06.2021

Wounded pride

 

 

How it is possible to understand higher mathematics
If the foundation is missing…

On how many misunderstandings do we build our knowledge
And hold on tight to it…

Then when hearing the truth
We cannot accept it and are offended…

We prefer ignorance and old habits
Instead of questioning them…

It is our pride to admit
That we made mistakes…

Because everything that is in fashion seems right to us
Inducing us to do our best to copy everything…

Well, we’re more sheep than we think
If a sheep runs into the fire
Then all the others run after it…

Who can handle the truth…?

DidiArtist, 16.07.2020

 
 

Honesty and Awareness

 
 

 

We are not aware of all our mistakes,
How can we then be honest
Where mistakes stay hidden?

Honesty goes along with awareness…

How much blindness is still in us?…

DidiArtist, 17.11.2020

 
 
 

Again and again

 

 

Again and again
Involved in patterns
Similar cases
Reborn in shadows

Again and again
Falling in ditches
Following patterns
Programmed steps

Again and again
In circles of deeds
Old traces, same patterns
Captured acts and reactions

Again and again
From old to new
Inherited patterns
Tests, temptations

With courage and consciousness
Understanding in the moment
To escape patterns
Prisons of life

DidiArtist, 07.10.2012

 
 
 

Fight against lies and malice

 

 

Those who use the mistakes of others
To gain an advantage
Have a heart of dust and ice
They take these mistakes of an individual
To eliminate the opposing forces
To generalise it as a mistake
To make themselves look great
They burn in the fire of their greed for power
They will do everything to maintain this power
They are slaves of their own ego, mind
They are hungry for power, see only themselves
Others are only means to an end
Others are their versals, their servants

Who is there brave enough
To stand up against such malice?

Who is there who can still distinguish?

Who is there who sees the truth?

DidiArtist, 10.10.2020

 
 
 

Becoming aware of own mistakes

       

When we put our mistakes
Before our inner eyes
Honestly and self-critically
Then we become aware of them
To avoid them in future…

DidiArtist, 06.09.2020

   

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

 
 

Is such a person trustworthy?

 

 

How can we believe a leader
When he accuses many of lying
And spreads countless lies himself?…

Who is not able to see his own mistakes…

DidiArtist, 24.08.2020

 
 

It is not seldom that…

 

 

It is not seldom that we show ourselves
As the good, the infallible ones
Looking down on others
Measure them, judge them

It is not seldom that we compare ourselves
With people around us
Loading guilt on their shoulders
To rise above them

It is not seldom that our gaze
Is dyed in Higher and Better
To demonstrate flawlessness
Humiliate our fellow men

It is not seldom that we exhibit
How great and good we are
Catching applause, reward
Carelessly, arrogantly

It is not seldom that we seek victims
Who pay the price
For our fallibilities
That we hide from others

DidiArtist, 19.03.2019

 
 

Ignorance in hurting people

 

 

Often we are not aware when we hurt someone
For we are so much busy with ourselves, not seeing
That our reaction has a hurting content
As a motto: “I come first…”

We are fast with prejudices
See things on the level of our ego
Too proud to admit when mistakes made
Leave the hurt one alone: “Not my business…”

There is fear to face the truth
That we were wrong, ego-oriented?
A chess-player cannot just see his own chess pieces
Needs to step into each other’s shoes

Only then we learn the “moves” of the other
Better to understand, better to react
Instead of adopting the position: “I do not care…”
So also no reactions – can hurt…

These thoughts packed in silence
Are like an arrow shot into the other’s heart…

DidiArtist, 15.01.2020

 

Ignorance in hurting people

Often we are not aware when we hurt someone
For we are so much busy with ourselves, not seeing
That our reaction has a hurting content
As a motto: “I come first…”

We are fast with prejudices
See things on the level of our ego
Too proud to admit when mistakes made
Leave the hurt one alone: “Not my business…”

There is fear to face the truth
That we were wrong, ego-oriented?
A chess-player cannot just see his own chess pieces
Needs to step into each other’s shoes

Only then we learn the “moves” of the other
Better to understand, better to react
Instead of adopting the position: “I do not care…”
So also no reactions – can hurt…

These thoughts packed in silence
Are like an arrow shot into the other’s heart…

DidiArtist, 15.01.2020

 

Courage to admit own mistakes

 

 

Sometimes we are not aware
Of the consequences of our words and deeds
When we notice them,
Often it is already too late…
Then we get stuck in our own pride

With courage and confession
To be responsible for own mistakes
The rudder can still be pulled around

So we have to make peace with ourselves
To be in peace with others…

It is never too late for that…

DidiArtist, 25.11.2019

 

Unequal Perspectives

 

 

Only who experiences the same
Or things similar
Is able to understand
Able to know

How many mistakes, misunderstandings arise
from the inequality of experiences?
How many prejudices are fired off
Without a common foundation?

Inner experiences
Cannot be shared
Nor discussed or transferred
They must be lived through…

DidiArtist, 05.05.2019

 
 

Effect of a mirror

 

 

Prejudices only distract
From one’s own shortcomings…

DidiArtist, 10.06.2020