Contemplation

(My only published poem)

When quiet moments finally overtake

The harshness of the day and

Moonbeams replace traffic lights,

I ask myself:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

Shouldn’t I be doing something?

As day after day races past me

And my life flees like a rabbit

Freed from its cage, I wonder:

What is worthy of my time?

I seem to have so little.

What do I value?

What thief steals in the night

My richest treasure? My life!

And another day dawns

And off I race.

I sit and write checks to pay for

Services and goods already received, 

But then halt because

Although the bills flow like the

Incoming tide, the numbers in my

Little checkbook deplete.

I wonder if I am just a lost soul.

The world around me slumbers as

I lie awake still watching the night lights 

Reflecting on the pond outside my window 

And dream of a gentler way;

A world where

Human life has value and joy.

And so I reach deeply within,

To that place where infinite wisdom resides, 

to ask,

“Father/Mother, Creator and Source 

of all life and intelligence, 

Tell me, I pray, how do I live wisely and usefully 

That I may not reach the end of my days 

In regret and shame? 

For I fear that is where my life is going.”

As I lie there in silence, 

I can feel the gentle breeze 

From the wings of the angels 

That watch over me. 

Soft voices in the stillness of my mind 

Speaking words of love and encouragement.

YOU MUST MASTER YOUR OWN MIND. 

THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT 

FOR YOU TO DO HERE.

“How do I do that?” I ask.

“LIVE FROM A PLACE OF

WISDOM, TRUST AND LOVE.

BANISH FEAR.

LET EVERY MOTIVE BE UNITY

WITH YOUR SOURCE AND ALL LIFE.

NOTHING LESS IS WORTHY OF A SOUL.”

“And how do I start?”

“BEGIN NOW. 

LISTEN AND LEARN IN SILENCE,

BUILD CHARACTER IN THE 

STREAM OF LIFE 

WHERE YOU CAN FACE

YOUR OWN FOOLISHNESS

DISGUISED AS ANOTHER’S DEEDS.

LEARN TO BE LOVE IN ACTION.”

“Wow,” thought I. 

“Answers from angels; wisdom on wings. 

I shall write of love and life and purpose. 

I shall know where I am going and why! 

Ah, Merciful Divine Father/Mother, teach me 

To live love. I am ready.”

Here is the wisdom that flowed from heaven 

to this humble man…

PRAISE HEAVEN AND EARTH

AND ALL THEREIN.

WE NEED TO BE SAVED…

FROM OUR OWN FEARS 

AND NOTHING ELSE!

WE NEED ONLY TWO TOOLS

FOR COMPLETE SUCCESS…

A LOVING HEART AND A

PEACEFUL, WILLING MIND.

~ from The Mystical Secrets of Life

by Todd Puntolillo

 

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My Soul Quest

My latest book, #6, entitled My Soul Quest contains Wisdom, Science, Humor, Cartoons, and portraits I’ve done. It began right here on this site and was converted into a book. This book is taken from the collection on this site, shorter, rethought and edited. It powerfully says who I am and what I stand for at this time in my life.

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My sketch of Angelina Jolie July 2017

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Peace and Happiness

My enlightened friend Christina wrote on her site http://www.untroubledmind.com, a very realistic look at people who are disappointed with life. The average person is so sucked into what everyone else thinks that they are afraid to do the wrong thing. Insanity and normality are becoming synonyms. We keep looking outside ourselves for joy.

Everything we like or dislike are choices that exist only within our own minds. I have always found happiness and yet I can tell you a  few horror stories as can anyone.

That is life.    We choose to be happy or ungrateful.    It really is that simple. 

A grateful person doesn’t need circumstances or possessions to find joy.  “I am” is my joy, not just “I have.” “I love” brings me fulfillment in place of need. The older I get, the easier the path has become. The answer has been…

Letting go and living in kindness and appreciation. 

As this ideology has evolved, so has peace and joy…and miracles to accompany my simple life. So happy to have friends to share with!

Actually, some innocent strangers get exposed to my enthusiasm too.

~ Todd Puntolillo