The Conscious Stream



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Rampant ideas and tangential thoughts

Swirl and eddy in constant motion

Bordered by subconscious banks

That steer them as they pass by

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Coursing around stones and rocks

Dug from unknown biases

Changing the direction of the flow

To find a less resistive path

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Where pebbles of like and dislike

Lay strewn on glimmering bottom

Some seen just as clear as day

Others are ripples of misperception

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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

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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

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Be mindful of the words that fall

On the mountain of your life

If they flow down unchecked

They become the ripples and waves

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Without a calm surface to look through

We can never see who we truly are

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Comments
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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