The Conscious Stream


Rampant ideas and tangential thoughts

Swirl and eddy in constant motion

Bordered by subconscious banks

That steer them as they pass by


Coursing around stones and rocks

Dug from unknown biases

Changing the direction of the flow

To find a less resistive path


Where pebbles of like and dislike

Lay strewn on glimmering bottom

Some seen just as clear as day

Others are ripples of misperception


The stream runs pristine at times

When the heart is given some say

But when fears muddy the waters

Those fears will cloud the mind


We cannot control the journey

Of things that dwell in our heads

But we can ensure the water is deep

Thus, unfouled by shallow judgements


Be mindful of the words that fall

On the mountain of your life

If they flow down unchecked

They become the ripples and waves


Without a calm surface to look through

We can never see who we truly are


15 Responses to “The Conscious Stream”
  1. beth says:

    a beautiful analogy that rings so true

  2. kristianw84 says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the analogy which paints a very clear picture. The world could use more Brads!

  3. I support kristianw’s wish for more Brads in the world. For myself, I am sometimes scared when I catch a glimpse of who I truly am!

  4. Without a doubt, thoughts are rampant and tangential. Very well said, very well crafted and artistically sealed. Excellent work my friend!

  5. Jim Borden says:

    a wonderful analogy. we need to get our thoughts into a state of flow…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    This is one of my favorite pieces from your work (and that’s no small accomplishment.) Misinformation causes excellent ideas to get cast aside.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Could be god’s review of what seeds as he looks down upon we humans.

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