Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

it was so

     scarcely we remember
       humble beginnings

   the when
                the where

     not consequential

   the why
        a true miracle

     for a time
     it was so

                 until it wasn’t

there are no humble endings

     but we are humbled
     by even its existence

08/12/2022                                                                                             j.g.l.


Sadly, our voice
is not always
strong, or not always
there ,when it
is needed.

It is hard to know
what to say, or
how to say it,
so often we
remain silent.

Silence stops the
process of
but it does not
stop the thoughts.

08/09/2022                                                                                   j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

A sign I’ve been glancing at, daily, since I noticed it a week back at a regular coffee stop where I try to begin my day with a dark roast cup of bravery.
   I try to take the time, every morning, to scribble out my current considerations, deliberations, and contemplations on images and memories that have come to me in my dreams and in reality.
   If your first meal of the day is the most important, shouldn’t your first thoughts be as well?
   Take time to write them down. It’s important. What you are thinking affects how you continue to navigate your self through the coming hours or weeks.
   “The bravest thing you can be is yourself.”
   How much courage is required to make it through the remainder of the day? Is a single cup of coffee enough to provide the fortitude required to step further into the day?
   It’s a good start.

08/08/2022                                                                                         j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

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is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Willpower To Dream

Posted on March 31, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

You will notice your surroundings a bit more during the day as you pay greater attention to what flows through you at night. You will become more attuned to your breath, more cognizant of your body movement, and you will pay more attention to the details of everyday life.
  When you devote thought to an issue or idea you have been living with, you will subconsciously begin to infuse the thoughts or ideas that have arrived at night. It may even be possible to solve certain dilemmas because of the added attention the mind has given the topic.
    This also opens up your dreams to the power of your will. As you become comfortable with the steps you are now taking to fall off to sleep, you may want to introduce suggestion to your process. This is far from self-hypnosis, but the power of suggestion can do amazing things when channeling your mind.
    After you have gone through your deep breathing, ridding your lungs of the remains of the day, you could try a mantra or word repetition during the more regular breathing pattern. By holding your thoughts as you fall into sleep, you are raising the consciousness of your unconscious by subjecting it to your intentions.
   Deep sleep.
   Deep peace.

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