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One of the most important things is to know when to listen, not only to others, but to the Earth, to the Universe. We're all constantly communicating, via our actions, our thoughts, our dreams, our energy.–– it's pulsating around us like a constant breeze and it deserves the silence we constantly murder, with our ever so blatant need to be heard.

The moon has seen billions of years, and it's still lost every morning.
The audacity of wanting to know it all, when the sun still questions itself at night.
The arrogance of coming to "factual" conclusions, when the stars engulf themselves with doubt.

One of the most important things, is to know how little you know, to be humbled by the extraordinary realm in which we live, and acknowledge we'll never understand it all, to surrender to it's will. All we can control–– is how we react to life, and the best way to react, is not to.

© Rocio Belinda Mendez
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
ohh thank u :D xx
forest-spirits Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very difficult to be ourselves in the world we live today. We are constantly under pressure to be something, to do something and it is very easy to get lost in that flow. When we get so busy we often forget to listen. You are right. We need to stop and listen because that is when we can truly experience something unique. I like your piece a lot. You have captured some complicated issues and expressed them very beautifully. The simplicity of the piece is what makes it so special. I love the second paragraph. I have never thought of the moon missing the mornings or stars doubting themselves. It puts things in perspective for me. There are so many ways we can interpret the messages here. I agree with james72487 here. Not reacting is not the way I would go. However, you have written what you feel is true for yourself. Creating something is so much fun because it is a medium for self expression. People will always have different opinions and that is what makes life interesting. I will definitely check out your other pieces. :) 
rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
mm I agree completely, I've written about that very thing many times :) there's a piece i'll take a snippet from "We live in a world where even freedom has a price, we have put economical worth on even the intangible things, we have the right to own. 
We are told to study, work, save money, meet the one, get married, have kids, buy a house, save up for tough times –– then we're told we're free…and we believe it. "

All that, with growing up… makes us lose the reality of the situation, because that isn't real ^^ that's manufactured. We forget to look around and see how it's all so magnificent, rare and phenomenal. ><
I could go one forever hehe thank you so much for reading, and I'm so glad this piece put anything into perspective for you!
As for the not reacting.. I understand :) as you said though, I do only write my truth, it's all I know xx
james72487 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very well written work; the poetic and deep analogies are very thought provoking.

You set up a very fascinating perspective of the world, which seems to be the purpose of this work.

The conclusion might deserve a bit more clarification and validity; the statement that we shouldn't react is a rather bold and controversial one.

However, that in and of itself adds to the atmosphere of the work as a whole. As a philosophical work, it sparks a desire to argue against the conclusion, which is a natural goal of any philosophy.

Excellent work.
rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Oh thank you so much !! you understood it well, I'm glad it served as food for thought! The ending seemed the right place to stop…of course leaving you with a few doubts. Also I was trying to communicate the difference between acting and reacting, if we react…we are giving the main power to the situation/event/person and we simply bounce of it… if we act, it is completely our own…but this is one of the hardest things to do in life, we tend to react all the time >< I hope that makes sense ?

I appreciate you reading, and taking the time to write ^^


james72487 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, that's a philosophy I'm familiar with. 

I came up with it myself while playing Fallout 3; the game allows the player to manipulate the other characters with dialogue. You can convince someone to assassinate another character if you wanted to. Really interesting stuff.

But I realized that there are people who do things like that; people who manipulate, coerce, and corrupt with clever words.

I decided I didn't want to be just another NPC reacting to what the protagonist said to me. I choose to be a good person; no matter what anyone says to me, I take that information and pair it up with my morals before taking action. In the end, my choices are my own. My mistakes are my own. My successes are my own.

It's not as graceful a story as what you've written, but it's been my motivation for years now.
shytheworld Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
good message. 
rociobelindamendez Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
thank you :) I appreciate you reading x
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