The Stairway of Mind

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The gesturing clouds,
the echoing foyer,
and rhythmic beats of
the pulsating heart lead
up to the stairway of mind.

In the midst of swirling
thoughts, I found the answers
to life and in a place where
the spirit dances learned that
assumption was devil’s advocate.

If I could hold on to reassuring calm,
would retrace life-altering steps, like
the first glow of dawn annihilate
doubt and break loose from the grip
of darkness.

 

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52 thoughts on “The Stairway of Mind

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Love this… “learned that assumption was devil’s advocate.” I read it as a fight for sanity and positivity and light. Great write! I’m thinking of my offering now 🙂

  2. kaykuala h says:

    first glow of dawn annihilate
    doubt and break loose from
    the grip of darkness

    There are good souls who extend kindness to us that help reduces doubts and enhance our confidence! Very true, good observation Sanaa!

    Hank

  3. Kim M. Russell says:

    That’s a great first stanza, Sanaa, that leads us into your swirling thoughts. I love the lines:
    ‘the first glow of dawn annihilate
    doubt and break loose from the grip
    of darkness’.

  4. Old Egg says:

    Those life altering steps are the mirror of our live for when we become aware instead of playing at heir foot like children we climb up further to take on life’s challenges but then having reached our goal find that the going gets harder and we slow down to old age, sit on the steps and watch the younger people come up behind us! Another great poem Sanaa.

  5. wildchild47 says:

    I found the answers
    to life and in a place where
    the spirit dances learned that
    assumption was devil’s advocate.

    ahh … to corral the mind that is running wild …. to control the out of control ideas and feelings, to learn that projecting ahead, to assume is never as clear as just seeing what is …. not an easy lesson to learn ….

    I really like this turning point in the poem Sanaa – it’s very insightful and wise …. 🙂 climb those stairs with confidence

  6. Amaya says:

    Yes, it’s a spiritual practice to not work toward conclusions, a direct antithesis to what the gods of this world would have us doing.

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