Mind Over Mood

I say the things that sometimes

Feel like a betrayal to my feelings

I say them because they are polite to the ear

The sharp blade that of a word

Cuts deeper than any dagger

Without a band-Aid


So, I say the things that sometimes

Feel like a betrayal to my feelings.

The ragging storm in turmoil in me,

I deny myself the pleasure to soak up

In those short-lived emotions…

For the world is already in rage with itself.

The four corners of the earth are in collapse over differences!


So, I say the things that sometimes

Feel like a betrayal to my feelings.

For kindness has become a rare commodity

That’s in exchange for ridicule of others

Today I sought kindness

And the world did not stop to abound.

My feelings yelled traitor betrayed

But I still say the things that sometimes

Feels like a betrayal to my feelings.


The things I say to others I say to the self.

So, I say the things that feel like a betrayal to my feelings.

Feelings are guests never meant to stay…

But I stay with the self forever

And words shall forever echo back…


  • Mind over mood


“When I was young, I admired smart people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel.


Kindness simple and easy, but more than that, it is fulfilling, it heals wounds no medicine can. The pains and pangs of life are endless. Many of us are in a daily battle of the mind, soul and many other unknown demons. A simple act of kindness can be just the glimmer of hope that pulls one out of a pit hole. A hug, a smile, listening ear, a simple kind word are worth far more than any rand could ever buy. In a world where hatred spreads like wildfire, an act of kindness is the kind of waters needed to put the fire out. The world does not need any more hatred. Being kind to others is being kind to the self. So be kind to your heart, to your mind, to your body, and be kind to the planet. Mindfulness of the self is understanding that the act precedes feelings.


Kindness costs nothing, be kind anyways!



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