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Everyday we have a choice,

Will we let ourselves get swallowed up in darkness,

Or continue to reach for the light?

It’s not easy this push to the left and pull to the right,

Even our families are in a tizzy and fight.

It seems so clear to me, and clear to them, 

That they will do anything to divide our plight.

But the question is how can we continue to be true and honest to our ideals and have a dialogue so we don’t divide and separate creating more discord and dissonance?   It’s one thing when we know someone from a distance or as a colleague or client, but it’s quite another, when it’s someone we love and care about; a child, sibling, parent or good friend.

Today is my Dad’s 86th birthday and we are on polar opposite sides in this election which isn’t easy.  It gives me the opportunity to love unconditionally, while I disagree wholeheartedly, and a chance to get my bloated nothingness out of the way as Ralph Waldo Emerson said in so many words.   What I do know is that the election will soon be behind us, and we will be faced with what is in front of us, and moving on from there is crucial, so we can create openings that unite, instead of divide.  Why is this so difficult to do?  

You can’t change the spots of a Leopard! (Cheethas) Photo by Jason Gotlib Photography; Tanzania Safari 2019

We are living in unprecedented times right now, which create unrest inside, while we try to find our center.  The bombardment claws at us internally and we feel torn and ripped apart by opposing values. We feel violated, unheard, with forces opposing each other at every level, and the decency of being human, seems to be throw to the wind.  This creates tension within, and a desire to search for meaning in our life. 

Who are we is the age old question, and even if  we knew at one point, we are forced to look again, and grapple and search for answers.   We toss and turn and move into reaction by speaking out, or shut down, because it’s just too much to deal with.  Something wants to be born and birthing is never easy.  We can fall prey to false gods or to overwork, depression, anxiety, reaction, impatience, inertia or spin like a top, bouncing off walls.  Our voice so much wants to be heard, so we yell which falls on deaf ears or we go radio silent, because we feel so powerless, wondering if our voice matters at all. These repressed feelings go underground and we think there is something wrong with us, when in fact, there is nothing wrong with us, but there is something terribly wrong in our world. 

It’s hard to have discussions when we are polar opposites.  So how do we survive this period in our lives that we are all in together and not go into reaction or no action at all?  It’s hard to side step the issues because they are glaring at us in the face, demanding resolution, which bring justice not for one, but for all.

Locking Horns: It ain’t over, until it’s over! Two Thomson’s Gaazelles. Jason Gotlib Photograpy Tanzania Safari 2019

 We all have different ways to deal with it but one way for me, is to come to my W.P. family, where I can write and get out on paper what, is so bottled up inside. I trust one of you will hear and witness me for having these feelings without being judged, and I feel validated and cared for. If one person hears us, it shifts our internal landscape and gives us hope.  It’s a gift we share in our community here, where we contribute to the well being of each other and feel understood.  We each have our own motives and agenda but we all have the commonality of writing from our hearts, to share something from our soul. 

We each have different religious beliefs, color of our skin, sexual preferences etc, but we have writing in common.  The power of our words, move people and each one of us contributes to the well being of each other.  I had this epiphany when I read something that felt like it was written directly to me, which moved me so deeply.  I had a cathartic experience where the words penetrated my soul so deeply and I felt so heard and seen that tears cleansed old wounds in my psyche and tissues.  It made me think when we come to the page and share our stories, poems, thoughts, drawings, photography, ideas and hearts, that we never know who we impact and our words have the ability to reach deep in someone’s being, across continents and transcend time and space.

Tears run down my face in streams to the river,
Grace touches my soul,
I am heard and seen.
My friends the trees, the flowers and your words hold me,
As I swing from the branches. 
The rings tell their age, but I am young and free.
How long do we hold grief in our tissue and our soul?
I am heard and I am seen, for all of my flaws. 
I stand before you naked held in space, feeling whole,
Hunger sufficed, as peace and joy fill the space, 
Taking the place where grief lives,

Tucked neatly behind my smile.
But I am heard and seen now. 
Thank you for this gift.

There is no distance in hearts that love.  We are love.  That’s why we’re here on this planet and if we can hold our tongues accountable and speak with kindness, we can hold each other together here on the page and change our future.  If we can do it here, we can map that to each soul so that we may find peace and love.  We might not change the world all at once, but one voice at a time, touching one soul at a time, rooting us back to why we are here on this planet at this particular time, gives me solace and comfort. I thank each of you for showing up with all of your trials and tribulations and sharing your stories, because you matter. 

You matter to me. You are love, you deserve love and we all need each other.  We are the stars in the sky and universe, each casting different gifts, reflecting back at each other to pave a path for love, wholeness, peace and happiness, casting light in shadows where we can all live as one. That is who we are.

Love of Elephants captured by Jason Gotlib Photography, Tanzania 2019 Safari

Thank you for reading this and the contribution you make in my life.

A special thanks to Jason Gotlib for his spectacular photography that is so heartfuld and a beautiful addition of love and support.

And Happy 86th birthday Dad, I’m fortunate to have you in my life to share our truth, even if we disagree. It’s an honor to have a chance to be truly authentic in my views, but I’m just grateful my vote cancels out yours!

In Love and always light,

Cindy

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asthaisha
11 months ago

Or continue to reach for the light ✨✨ beautifully written ❤️

House of Heart
11 months ago

We are definitely in what I would refer to as a disturbing time where friends, family, strangers confront each other with there very strong feelings about what is happening in America. That’s because we love America but so many have such opposite agendas that surpass our love for one another. We must take a new past than the one that has led us into this dark time. Lovely eloquent post Cindy. ❤️🌹

House of Heart
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Let’s write each other in…I already voted. lol!
❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️

House of Heart
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

lol!!

Kumar Harsh
11 months ago

Hello Cindy, WordPress here today has been privileged to hear what your heart has to say. It is really courageous of you to share us with all whatever you are going through. May you have the strength to bear this all. We all are here to listen to whatever you have to say without saying anything. WordPress has been a sacred grove for many of us and i am glad that it is for you as well. A very happy birthday to your dad. He is so lucky to have a loving and caring family. 😇😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

The pleasure is all mine Cindy. 😇😇

Nawazish
11 months ago

You have expressed your heart beautifully. Life is unexpected and we need to hold on to it! Amazing work Cindy!❤

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Thank you! You too friend!❤❤

Bryan Wagner
11 months ago

Amazing photos and post. I think for me, I listen more than anything. It really feels like I can offer something by making sure people feel seen and someone cares. As for me, I know my heart, I know how I will vote, but I also know that my little opinion will shatter upon times endless machine. I have been right and wrong endless times, they probably all seemed dramatic and important. But love and caring and being truthful with myself have always mattered more. Maybe I’m starting to see that. Be well my friend.

ecohorizons
11 months ago

May God bring the best …

ecohorizons
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

To all , all the best …

Offshorewriter
11 months ago

What a beautiful post Cindy. 💕💕 Agreeing 💯 that this WP is to vent out our emotions, writing from our hearts to share something from our soul! Glad to have met you here to travel along with you in WP. Stay well. Happy 86th birthday to your loving dad. 🥳🎂

Lisa Mae ❤️
11 months ago

Oh Cindy, your words are so beautiful. I am so glad that I met you here on word press. I am happy that we are kindred spirits, Soul sisters. ❤️ I am especially happy that even though viewpoints may be different, we can be bearers of light. XO Lisa ❤️

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Never! Trust me! The bottom of my hill is filled with smashed pumpkins! ❤️😂🤣

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

😂❤️🎃

Sheila Murrey
11 months ago

Beautifully written/said. Life is a double-edged sword. Let’s all spend our time in the best of ways, uplifting each other.
❤️🦋🌀

Ruelha
11 months ago

Cindy…..firstly…you’re a doll. I loved this paragraph
We all have different ways to deal with it but one way for me, is to come to my W.P. family, where I can write and get out on paper what, is so bottled up inside. I trust one of you will hear and witness me for having these feelings without being judged, and I feel validated and cared for. If one person hears us, it shifts our internal landscape and gives us hope. It’s a gift we share in our community here, where we contribute to the well being of each other and feel understood. We each have our own motives and agenda but we all have the commonality of writing from our hearts, to share something from our soul
I completely understand this bit and I know it does not resolve anything but it feels nice to vomit it all someplace safe and where there won’t be repercussions.
Have a lovely week
Stay blessed happy and full of peace
Hugs
😍🎀💝😘

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Oh my sorry Cindy….wrong choice of words…I didn’t mean to say vomit in a bad way…..vomit….as in emptying yourself and getting everything inside you out….yiu know just getting all your insides out….everything that is inside you and true and real feelings out into words on WP….
oh yesi remember penser. He was quite something lol.😁😆🤣😂

Xoxo

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Oh…spam folder 🙈🙈🙈…
I recently heard about it….I’ll try to access mine maybe 🙃🤭
We are the powerpuffgirls🙈🎀😊🤩😍🙈🎀💐🌷💝

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

🎀👧🏻👩👩‍🦰🎀

M.K. Dahlon
11 months ago

Great post! I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, feel free to check out the post on my blog!

Era
Era
11 months ago

Beautifully written 💙

Era
Era
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

💙🤗

Ingrid
11 months ago

Cindy, I so needed to hear this right now! I got myself into a conflictive situation because of the need to write, actually! I don’t ask for much but a few moments of stillness in each day to read, reflect and write. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us 🙏🥰🙏

Samreen Asad
11 months ago

Your words are so beautifully reflected always😊 Wonderful post ❤️ Since the longest time I am writing to vocalize my emotions on paper without anyone knowing it, it was very difficult for me actually to start blogging as I never considered them worthy enough to share with someone but yeah my husband insisted and I started sharing and to tell you, as you said, you feel heard even if one person comments, you feel so blessed. 🙂
Choices and thoughts may at times be different but what matters is being together. 🌺💖 A very happy birthday to your Dad Cindy, may he be healthy and happy always.
Love and hugs, 🥰❤️🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are so welcome Cindy, always a pleasure ❤️❤️❤️🤗🌺🌹

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

😘❤️🌹🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

🌹❤️ You are welcome always🥰

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
11 months ago

♡ Consider this Support of YOUR!!! Amazing, Awesome, Ability to Actively Listen and for Creating; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that YOU!!! ARE Loved and Valued; especially when some of YOUR!!! Loved Ones ARE a Little Bit Clumsy in Expressing ThemSelves

…♡♡♡…

ON BEING CREATIVE

♡ We Creatives Have a Very Tough Gig endeavouring to erstly explain why We don’t CONFORM!!! to ‘Normal’ yet The Irony is that ‘Normal’ People Enjoy what We Have Created; perhaps it’s Latent Jealousy, Envy, Tall Poppy Syndrome and UnResolved Issues 🤔 ? I SEE (Soulful Emotional Energy) MySelf as SOMB (Soul Observer Mind Body); rhymes with WOMB and I AM very often VILLIFIED!!! for Being Crazy and Lazy, especially by Family, Friends and EXES!!! which is OK as it’s Crystal Clear Clarity Creativity Cannot be Forced; obviously and clearly Creativity Can Only be Inspired and that Inspiration may involve frustration and maybe a cried out tear or two; a Delicious Irony The is that I Live Alone in My Perfect Home, I Cook, I Clean (Just Cleaned My Oven) yet I AM NOT!!! a ‘Catch’ because I AM a Lazy Writer yet I Have Dodged Many Bullets by realising SHE’S NOT!!! One to Be Building a Warm Home with Her Partner instead SHE!!! is Focussing on Building Up more and more and more Cash and Power

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…♡♡♡…

ON ‘DISCIPLINING’ BY ASSUALTING

◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

◇ Striking a Child is Cowardly Assault that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! to do with Discipline only Power; ask Any Parent who has been Struck By Their Child when The Child was Big Enough…many Parents Beat Their Creative Child in to Any Form of Submission such as Psychological and Physical; if The Parent was to do this to an UnRelated Child or ‘Grown Up’ it is variously called Assault, ABH (Actual Bodily Harm), GBH (Grevious Bodily Harm) and, in The Case of Death, Murder and/or Man-Slaughter

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◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

…◇◇◇…

ON SUCCESSFUL CREATION FOR ANAL RETENTIVES

◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

◇ I Strongly Suggest that YOU!!! Shed ALL That Rubbish and Garbage YOU!!! were Conditioned by UpBringing with about Creativity NOT BEING A REAL JOB!!! then Create to YOUR!!! Hearts Content in The Absence of Financial, Material and Other Destructive Distractions like Destructive Criticism

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◇ Diamond Hard – ◇

…◇◇◇…

ON SUCCESS CLASS 101

◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

♡ Only YOU!!! Decide what Successful Means to YOU!!!
♤ How YOU!!! Succeed is Entirely Up to YOU!!!
♧ Clubbing – If Others Belittle YOUR!!! Successes YOU!!! ARE PERFECTLY ENTITLED!!! and Welcome to Tell THEM!!! to VERY KINDLY FUCK OFF!!! – Clubbing

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◇ – Diamond Hard – ◇

…◇◇◇…

Ladysag77
11 months ago

Oh Cindy, these words you’ve built together are the foundation I too care so much about. The picture of the elephant captures your post perfectly. We are all the same. I don’t know where, when or why it started snd I don’t care but putting labels upon fjs, classifying others by color and security, age and religion is animalistic to me. We are all humans. Period. Love is the main ingredient missing all over the world. I see differences as magical superpowers that make others unique and special. Together we are stronger. It starts with one. One love. One world. One heart beating a resounding rhythm. I choose not to get too deep into issues with folks that have opposing views. I say that because the line gor me is let’s agree to disagree and move on. I have plenty of friends and family whom think different opinions yet I listen to them when they talk. I hear their words and don’t attempt to change, prove wrong/right and especially judge them for what they think. That’s not my job. Respect. I respect others because that’s what I deserve in return. That’s the way energy works and once that’s understood, all can flow much easier. Belief systems are personal choices and should not be controlled. Our systems on the planet are broken. I do know this, no matter who wins this election, it’s not going to make any difference to me how I choose to show up in the world. I’m still me. I choose to love others as I do myself. Imagine if more people tried this for one day? Wow, what a difference it would make. The issue is that our culture is flipped inside out and we compare, compete and have this separateness mentality. So many people hate who they are because they’ve neglected their inside storyline. We glow with love from the inside out. That’s where it all needs to return to for balance to be restored. Much love always dear Cindy ❤ 🤍💙

Ladysag77
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

It’s a sincere pleasure and honor to be recognized for my soul’s light, which is the name of the new book I’m compliling right now. At the end of all of my healing sessions with clients I say, Namaste. It’s the 20 yogi ❤ in me. It’s the past lives lived as both a Buddhist monk and a shaman. We are each here to shine and after living in shadows for many years, that’s what I understand completely and wholeheartedly. I always hum a tune of happiness, light and love when we interact so that makes sense my dear🥰 That picture of the elephants really hit me in my heart space and I just love it so much. We can always learn so much from our animal friends ❤❤❤❤Maria Teresa💃🧘‍♀️📿🌠🎆🙏

Ladysag77
Reply to  Ladysag77
11 months ago

20 year yogi btw and I too have my moments so don’t be too harsh on yourself. I just unplugg and detach with love in those moments.

indianeskitchen
11 months ago

You have no idea how much this post relates to me too! Even my parents who turn 80 and 85 next week. You are an amazing writer and I really enjoyed your post, especially cancelling out your dads vote!🤣😂🤣

indianeskitchen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You too Cindy! 💕

akshita1776
11 months ago

Beautiful!

Rishika Kakar
11 months ago

Continuing to reach for the light and choosing to believe in it when everything is falling apart is true strength and beauty, I believe. I absolutely love this post, Cindy. Also, happy birthday to your dad. I wish him all the happiness and good health. ❤️

Beck
11 months ago

Great post Cindy!
Happy birthday to your dad. 🎂
In 100 years not a bit of this will matter. 😂 putting it in a different perspective changes things.

-Eugenia
11 months ago

Wonderful post, Cindy, and Happy Birthday to your dad! We have to be better than what is going on today by putting politics, religion, race, and gender opinions aside. ”
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

-Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy! 😊

Introverted Thoughts
11 months ago

Lovely post! It’s beautiful how you convey your feelings so effortlessly through words. And WordPress does offer a wonderful community! Loved reading through this!❤️

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My pleasure! ❤️

Eliza
11 months ago

I seem to be an anomaly here, I couldn’t care less what people believe. Live, and let live…

Eliza
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Just that I don’t care what others believe. It interests me. And so they believe differently. So what? It’s funny, for I’ve also found that the all inclusive are discriminatory against the not all inclusive. For example how pro LGBTQ campuses have banned religious groups.

There is no right or wrong. Every persons life experiences and education will inform their choices. So I don’t think the NHS is good. You do. Opinions are not the basis for a relationship. And if they are then I feel bad for the person…

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
11 months ago

Cindy, beautifully written post you are so creative and talented. Indeed the spoken word is so powerful . It can cause very deep wounds or can be extremely healing.Intuitively it has been my experience that unspoken words can be transmitted as well.we must all be mindful of our intentions.i think the pandemic is exactly what was needed for all of us to wake up To the fact that we are all connected and love is the only answer to the unity of the world 🌎
Thank you for your very profound and heartfelt ❤️Sharing 🥰

Suma Reddy
11 months ago

Dear Cindy, each word has been from your heartfelt, any one can feel that reading thru your post and you have melted our hearts with all the beautiful comparison of Stars n Universe. Yes! A word has a strong power to inspire and impress or chane anyone’s mind or life. You are so loving, take care 🥰

Dulcy💕
11 months ago

First of all wishing a great birthday and regards🙏 for your dear dad 🎂
I always love reading your amazing posts everytime and
it really helps in understanding the life with different perspectives. This one is awesome 👌👌
Same blessed and happy with your family and friends always ❤

Dulcy💕
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

😇😇🤗🤗💕

akshita bansal
11 months ago

Beautifully expressed one cindy..!😍😍
Life is soo unexpected but still, worth it😅😇
Have a lovely day 🥰❤

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are most welcome cindy…!!
Much hugs and love back to you too cindy 🤗❤

K E Garland
11 months ago

This is quite beautiful.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
11 months ago

Cindy, this post is spectacularly good…beautiful writing and photos, heartfelt message. <3 The two poems are lovely! It touched me especially because I am experiencing a painful distance in my relationship with my brother. It has partly to do with personal tragedies in his life, but there is a political/philosophical element very similar to your relationship with your father. Over time, he has distanced himself from several other family members as well. It makes me so sad! I know many families have similar problems. Thank you for sharing your experiences. <3 All the best!

kinge
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing. W.P family is a true blessing. Allows for expression and growth with amazing people and support.

Contrast in life often helps to bring out clarity in situations. It’s okay to be in complete opposites. Happy belated birthday to your dad. Wishing you both peace and joy, and May the right leader be elected in perfect ways and right Divine time.

kinge
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I’m grateful to be walking the path with you to and be a part of this community. Well said. And in the process, we live and learn. Collect experiences that define us. Peace and joy 🌻❤

MisaeMich
11 months ago

Beautifully written Cindy. 😍 Love your post. ❤️ Happy birthday to your dad! 🎈🎉

Great days ahead. 🤗

MisaeMich
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Anytime. 😉❤️

thereluctantpoet
11 months ago

Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

Carla
11 months ago

Beautiful writing 🌹I have been reading your blog and I enjoyed it very much, congratulations 🌹I would like to invite you to follow my blog to thank you so much and I wish you much success 😊

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Hello Cindy, this is our first connection, and I am truly glad 🌹❤️thank you so much for your kindness 🌹wishing you all the best in the world. Carla 🌹❤️

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes Cindy 😊I am already following you. It’s OK take all the time 💐🌹wish you a beautiful day ♥️♥️♥️

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Sorry for answering you just now but I was on the phone, so very sorry Cindy 🌹well for what I just saw you already are following me, thank you so much and welcome to my world 😊❤️

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, it’s there I am sure of it 😊🌹🌹🌹❤️

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

And be welcome to my world ❤️

Carla
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are welcome ♥️and I am the one who must be grateful 😊😊❤️Carla

ashok
11 months ago

Beautiful Cindy. Many happy returns of your fathers birthday.

So very well put. We may disagree but we can always be loving. Long back I wrote a post : Love is a One Way Street 😊💖

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Always a pleasure Cindy 😊💖

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

So are you Cindy 💖🎃💖🎃

Muralikrish
11 months ago

Great post and excellent pictures. I enjoyed reading this. 👌

coffee and me 💖
11 months ago

Beautifully written

coffee and me 💖
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

💖💖 i hope you find time readjng my poetries too💖

coffee and me 💖
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, I do 💖

coffee and me 💖
11 months ago

💖💖 I also makes poetry and i hope you read it and by the way! Great poem

My Rollercoaster Journey
11 months ago

Thank you so much for this post. My heart is currently very heavy and I needed to read this.

My Rollercoaster Journey
11 months ago

Happy belated birthday to ur dad (i know I’m late reading this)

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