When You Have Everything

When you have everything
Be careful how you cling.

When you have everythin
Take care it’s not just skin.

When you have everythi
Guard your identity.

When you have everyth
Be sure it’s not just froth.

When you have everyt
Examine it forthwith.

When you have every
Wake up from reverie.

When you have ever
It’s just not clever.

When you have eve
Prepare to grieve.

When you have ev
No engine rev.

When you have e
You’re almost free.

When you have
Feel the love.

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64 thoughts on “When You Have Everything

    • I love that you love it, Wilde! Thanks so much for visiting. 🙂 Sorry for the long gap before I replied – I try to hold back for 24 hours. And yes – it’s hard (or should I say ‘difficult’ to avoid confusion).

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    • I know what you mean, and I agree. This poem is about keeping in mind that when you have everything, you might lose it piece by piece until you have nothing left. And so it’s about finding happiness in having nothing. If you can love having nothing then you can be truly fulfilled.

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      • Well, I thought as the words got missing in everything the same way we loose things which we value a lot then we should. Like we want everything and because of increase in our greed to acquire everything the law of the universe works and it takes away our lust for every- ‘thing’. Slowly we are left with nothing and realise that it was wrong to grab everything. That is how I thought it to be and then when you explained it made more sense of your poetry. Whatever was written it was amazing, really loved it.

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      • Got you.
        Yes, lust for things is a big problem. It would be much better if we could be happy with what we have rather than trying to get more and more in the hope that it will bring us the happiness we crave. Real happiness is about accepting and loving the things and people we have around us. That vibration will then attract others to us in a more natural way and we would then find that all sorts of good things happen.
        We can have a deep, underlying happiness and yet still be able to express our passing sorrows at the same time. Like clouds passing over the sun. 🙂

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      • You always do!
        Greed is what it is called. We just don’t use the word subconsciously because the word is negative. Good automatically leads to ultimate happiness and spreading of positive energy inside us and positive energy around people around us.
        Clouds passing over the sun, wow! I so love what you compare Robert. Oh speaking of, there is this man somewhere in west whose stare creates hopes in people. I saw this video of him where he comes to the stage and keeps staring at people who go to watch him and cry and say they find hope when they connect to his eyes. His vision power could not be known by eminent scientists too but what a fun fact!

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      • I once saw a video of as man who boarded a train, sat down and then deliberately started laughing. He carried on laughing. By the end of the video (it was about three minutes long) everyone in the carriage was laughing uncontrollably. It was an amazing sight.
        We should be like these people – those who laugh and those who give hope. It would help. 🙂

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      • That feels great! How can something so simple and natural can make our day with positive benefits.
        Agree Robert! We should learn good and happy things from these people:) I feel blessed to follow your beautiful blog because it has the same effect on me as well. Fresh, simple and impressive 🏵

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      • I now have a vision of you laughing uncontrollably as a result of reading my blog posts. 🙂
        Don’t worry, I’m only joking. I know for a fact that they are not that funny. Actually, I should get back to being humorous. I miss that. Do you ever get the urge to write humour? What makes you laugh? 🙂

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      • I am? I like to think I’m humorous so thanks for that. I don’t feel very funny at the moment. I don’t know why. I feel like I need to get drunk or something. But not drunk. Something like that but without drugs or alcohol. I think I need to get lost in something that’s bigger than me – you know what I mean? If so, could you please explain it to me? 🙂

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      • There are moments not funny but to smile for something that makes us feel nice. I understand what your drunk means like being partially sottish and exploring beyond the horizons? Maybe. Or maybe drunk of humor so you write that with a flow. Getting lost in something bigger than you..hmm, something superior which you admire? You want? I don’t know humor is so deep and this word, if was an object consider it to be a cube wooden boxand placed before us everyone would take it differently. That’s humor. That’s everything I guess. For humor, we don’t need to feel funny to write humor,right? People getting irritated usually become humor or create a humorous environment. Oh well! I read Bridget Jones recently and all of the diary consisted of her way of life and how every little thing annoyed her. It wasn’t humorous to me if I were Bridget but here I am reading her diary and laughing at every next paragraph.
        Something bigger can be anything maybe, to me it seems wanting more of yourself (which isn’t selfish), it can be achieving heights? but doesn’t suits here maybe, or to see the world in a way which is not seen by everyone, getting lost in wonderland which maybe a labyrinth but still it’s bigger and denser than we know, there is so much to think of.
        What is getting lost in something bigger to you? What is bigger? What is lost?

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      • You’re a deep and interesting thinker, Revati. 🙂
        Getting lost in something bigger means connecting spiritually with God. Nothing is lost, in fact – much is gained. God is not bigger in a physical sense, but greater in a metaphysical sense. Alternatively, it could be about subsuming myself in the human race so that my cares and concerns shrink to nothing in comparison to the woes of the world.
        We’re all different, yes – but isn’t that a wonderful and refreshing thing? 🙂
        Bridget Jones is funny for me too. Never read the books, but have seen all the movies. 🙂

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      • Oh okay. Then I guess spirituality and god is much much bigger and deeper to fit. I am glad that much is gained. Lost wouod have been a sad thing then. I think it differs for people of how they take god god as bigger. Like the love matters here. If subsuming gives fulfillment and satisfaction of cleansing of our very souls then you are on the right track🙂.
        Oh yes it is a refreshing thing actually. New creates excitement and energy which makes the world go on and on.
        I havent seen the movie, just the trailer,haha, I would be more dissapoinetd if Bridget won’t be what I feel she is in the diary and everything else about her. I should have seen the movie before reading it would have been a whole to me.
        Hope you are doing good.

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      • Yes, God is bigger than me. Yes, spirituality is bigger than me. Much is gained from having a hand to hold. I’m a child. I’m protected. I’m loved.
        How big do you feel. I mean – do you feel that you have enough strength to do everything you have to do in life?
        And yes – for sure – I find that the book is always better than the movie. More is explained and in more depth. That said – the Bridget Jones movies have merit. 🙂

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      • Yes, we are children until the very end of our lives which runs because our soul representing god or enlightenment fuels us.
        I feel lesser than an atom since I started to know myself. Don’t know when does that atom becomes a molecule of more than that, more bigger. I don’t really know I have the strength or not but I know even if a situation stands before me which won’t be in my hands completly ,sometime, after god would be there to help me get over it, that’s all. He is the one I am co-dependent on as far as I know what I am doing is right and giving my hundred percent in it. Otherwise I don’t expect myself to be of strength if I don’t try and use my full capability. What is your light? What is your capability to pull things?
        Yes. I would see the movie sooner hope wouldn’t be dissapointed!

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      • My light is God – pure and simple. I don’t know if I feel God as much as I think I should, but I feel enough to be comforted and to have strength to move through any dark times. And if that’s not true, then I wish it to be true and so it will be.
        I can pull good things towards me. I am constantly surprised by how much good I have attracted into my life – people, places and things but also comfort, happiness, interest, opportunities, understanding, love and peace. I’m not really sure how I got to deserve so much goodness, but here it is – so I must have done something, right?
        How do you pull goodness into your life?

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      • I understand what you mean. Everyone feels god in a diffrent way and at diffrent levels. It’s true I guess because what I believe is god is the way you want him to be and the belief that one holds is enough to reach him.
        Yeah, you must have done something right. Because god comes and resides where good, holy and positivity exists. You are lucky to pull good things towards you, you really are, everyone cannot do that, they just get lost in the trap of what is called ‘Maya’ or ‘illusions’. The best part is how we manage to stay good and in peace when we are dealing with the worldly life. Millions become the flock and other millions find peace just by closing eyes.
        I don’t really know if I pull goodness in life. Its hard to tell. I just know the good when it makes me feel the presence and essence of its goodness. Otherwise my ingredient to mix good to my soul is doing only the right things and listening to my intuitions and inner self. It speaks you know. By all of it I can atleast tell that some particular things I should do to let me get the golden ticket to a good world. Do you think the good that you deserve and the the goodness that you have is because you followed what your inner self told you to do? Of course it does not control but it never lies and is never wrong! Is inner self responsible? I call it god what do you call him/her?

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      • Ooo, that’s an interesting question. I think …
        I like to express as a first preference, but also, if what is being said is interesting, then I also love to listen. I guess a balance would be nice.
        But I was away in Germany and so could not say much. Hence no comments.

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      • Yeah the balance. Now that you have given an answer to it I want to say that you are the first person to balance both of them, more than that people usually told me that listening is more important to them. I am glad to find a similar person to me like you.

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      • Even birds love to listen as well as to sing their beautiful songs. If you play a recording of the song of a bird (for example, from YouTube) to a bird that is sitting in a tree singing, it will stop to listen and (sometimes) come on over to investigate. 🙂

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      • Ahh yes, well I don’t need YouTube at home I have many of them around me so I fit to your observation and yes it does happens. Just that these little things you remind me helps me grow my mind with nature. Thankyou for that😊

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      • Yes I do urge to write humor. A lot but then That Won’t be me. I feel being humorous is also being intellectual in some sense I guess but I cannot do that. What makes me laugh? Well anything that is not very mainstream, small things that are not very noticed and small things that are made fun of I guess. What about you? What is your idea of humor?

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      • You’ll probably have heard this already: https://soundcloud.com/levishedated/comedy-a-blog-post-by-robert-c
        If not, then it’s me talking about comedy. If you want the transcript then you’ll also have to look here:
        https://levishedated.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/comedy/
        I can’t read (or listen) to me talking about humour without me losing my sense of humour. It’s like having a joke explained to you – it just stops being funny.
        I find F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to be funny. I can laugh and forget about myself when I watch that show. I also found Swiss Army Man to be funny in parts. It’s a film about a farting corpse (played by Harry Potter).
        Writing humour isn’t easy when you’re not feeling funny yourself.
        I feel like I have hands full of tiny pebbles today (kinda flexible, but kinda heavy).

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      • No I hadn’t heard this, I read it fresh recently. Found it really interesting and it was maybe the first time I ever had payed so much attention to types of comedy. The third point made me laugh, about the threesomes and how it ends giving meaning to the whole story or sentence.(the half way asleep😂). Do you have more like that? Oh and the condoms one, well there, looked to me like some classic humor giving little laughs, like Charlie Chaplin, is that what?
        Anyways I got your whole idea of writing humor that you basically like to make humor and cannot be written until you yourself don’t find it funny. Something interesting came up to think upon because I never gave a deep thought on humor. Also got to know which places of words touch your mind to think upon. So yeah that means to understand humor we need certain inborn skills or intellect, yes?
        Yeah same here. I find friends funny enough that there is no episode left without me laughing at things. And I guess it has all the kinds of humor. Sarcasm by Chandler, being bonkers by Joey, explaining jokes by Monica, the one who tries to make jokes by Ross, and jokes without meaning by Phoebe. Will watch Swiss Army men. Thankyou for giving me a deep deep idea on it. Feels important and fulfilled.
        Also, the other way round thing, Cheerful people get miserable due to humor created by humorous people, is that so?

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      • Ha – when I finally get around to publishing my books I would love, love, love you to review them! You have a lovely and thoughtful way with words. So much attention to detail and a great depth of understanding. Have you considered a career as a professional reviewer?
        And yes, I’m aware that I didn’t answer any of your questions. Which ones were not rhetorical? 🙂

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      • Oh nothing makes me feel more glad then to review your book. I would love to do that(by not being humorous of the age I exist in). Thank you for your words Robert, it always takes me back to think more of myself not selfishly but everything I can do to make this world a better place.
        Oh well, I haven’t considered any career yet. I want a hold on language that’s what I am focused on. But this sounds really interesting! I didn’t know about it and yes I would love to consider it as well. I didn’t ask questions just to know more about you. I may already know.
        I understand two rhetorical-one exaggeration and other thoughts to influence. The core of your post was influencing in every way. It actually opened my mind. So yeah in terms of influence it was rhetorical and in terms of exaggeration nothing was because it is a standered and universally accepted definations and types of humor. I would love to hear more like that. 😊

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      • Reviewing job is yours then. 🙂
        Maybe you’ll get married instead of having a career?
        I have to confess to you that I didn’t understand your last paragraph. I read it several times, but couldn’t decide what it meant. I … sorry about that. 😦

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      • I just wish, that if it is meant to be it will be.
        About marriage, no I want to build myself an career and I don’t really think of marriage. That is something I don’t discuss it think or dream of.
        The mistake is on my part I may have written and interpretation was wrong. You asked me what do I not find not rhetorical, so I just told the two meanings of rhetorical I know. Maybe I am wrong! I think I am. Sometimes I ain’t clear of what I write so…
        My question is just one, your blog post on soundcloud mentioned that humor is something which cheerful people get miserable because of it, is it true that it is the other way round? Also humor requires skills and intellect right?

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      • Robert: “I’m aware that I didn’t answer any of your questions.” (meaning: I was feeling lazy and so I did not answer your questions in full – sorry.)
        Robert: “Which ones were not rhetorical?” (meaning: please tell me that your questions were just rhetorical (meaning: do not need to be answered) so that I do not have to answer them because I am feeling lazy.)
        I guess I should have explained myself better. 🙂
        So, onwards to my answer to your question: Yes – it is true the other way around. Miserable people can be made cheerful by humour – both by listening to it and by writing it. It’s all about rewiring the brain. Humour can change people by changing the habitual ways in which they think. 🙂
        Does humour require skills and intellect? Hmm – probably writing it does, but probably listening to it does not. 😉

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      • That I understood! Well there wasn’t anything to be answered it’s just what I thought and I repeated it in my own words. There was just one question which you answered now!
        Of course humor holds that power:) I would love to study more about humor which I probably will sooner or later.
        Okay, I thought it to be different but I am mostly clear of my doubts thankyou for your time, Robert. It means a lot. Hope you are having a great day🙂

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