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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Skipping Wishes



A kid
A child
A youth
A little man

Innocent
Safe
Comfortable
Content

Skipping down the road listening to my walkman with not a care in the world
Oblivious to what was unfolding around me
Seemingly impervious to danger

Untarnished
Untainted
Unafraid
Untouchable

How did that become...

Tarnished
Tainted
Afraid
A mere mortal

Disempowered
Disillusioned
Distrustful
Disgusted

I wish I could be innocent again
I wish I could skip and sing again
I wish I could be free as a bird again

I wish I wish I wish...

But there's no three wishes
Instead the days disappear into the rear-view mirror
Reflections of time
Never to be captured again
Distant
Hazy

Memories that seem almost like dreams
Figments of imaginations
Feelings

And now feelings have me trapped in my own mind
Unable to switch off
Unable to be free
Bombarded by thoughts &  fears
Shaped and molded by experiences
Exposed to the worlds ill's
Scarred

Knowledge is power

But its scary

Its really scary

Its scary growing up & losing your innocence
Its scary knowing that life isn't fair
Its scary knowing that death is always close

Its scary knowing that you are not in control of the universe

And yet...

We still we smile
We still laugh
We still love
We still have hope
We are still we are optimistic

We still believe that the universe is bigger than we can imagine...

And we still believe that there are more good times ahead along the road...

But still...

Still...

I still sometimes wish I was a kid again skipping down the road with those headphones...

I wish.

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER

Monday, 11 February 2013

Mind Notes Pt.30 Life Goes On



Life goes on...

Sunbeams pour down on our faces..
Water keeps flowing up & down stream...
The birds sing and tell each other indecipherable secrets...
The cold wind blows and keeps us aware of our frailty...

Fitness fanatics pant as they jog for their lives...
We show caution & size up strangers trying to decide if they are friends or foes...
Some pretend they dont see us and pass by like subliminal shadows...
Others acknowledge us as fellow human beings & remind us that we are not mirages - we do exist...

Evil deeds are done & make us question the nature of man...
Good deeds are done & acts of compassion restore our faith in humanity...
Some go to work to count pennies...
Some go to work because they love what they do...
Some hate what they do...
Some sit and do nothing...
Some go to work & still so nothing...
Some try to do everything and curse the clock for not having more numbers - never enough time...

100's of languages pass tounges as we speak our minds and share our hearts...
Some say nothing...
Some say too much...
Some say just enough...
Some listen and learn...
Some refuse to listen and embrace ignorance...
Regardless if its bliss or not...

Words and pictures illustrate points of view which we accept or reject...
New ideas and insights arise and disappear as we choose what to hold on to and what to let go of...

Mothers and babies remind us that the life cycle continues...
Old people pass away and remind is that life is finite...
Birth, death & time are the only constants...
Everything else is open to interpretation...

Some waste their time...
Some make the most of their time...
Some things change, evolve & adapt...
Other things never seem to change...

Money is always a factor...
But regardless of its effects and consequences there is no price that can be put on thoughts...
In spite of propaganda, advertising & subliminal messages our minds are not for sale...

We hold hands...
Hug, Kiss, Hit, Fight, Laugh, Cry...
Sleep... Wake...
Inhale, exhale...
Breathe & Stop...
Then keep going...

Life goes on...

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mind Notes Pt.29 Existence


They say that to question our existence is what separates man from beast…
But what use is it to pose questions that we may never get an answer to…
And if we do get the answers, What do we do with them…
Nevertheless we constantly question how things came to be, And how they could be different…

If I could change my life what would I change…
And once these changes happened would I still want them…
Would I be happy to forget my old life and trade it for a new one…
Is my current existence something that was chosen for me, Something I chose, Or both…

Different lifestyles dictate different trains of thought…
If my life was changed would I still think the same…
Would the thoughts I have now still be relative in a new life, Or would my old thoughts disappear along with my old life…

The arrow of time dictates that things always move forward, And that things always change…
If I did start a new existence and a new life, Could I go back to my old life if I wanted to…
If my thought process had moved forward in a new direction, How would it cope with trying to move back…

Fear of the unknown seems to hold us back and keep us doing the same things…
But how do we know what we might be missing out on, If we never try anything different…
They say you don’t know unless you try…
But who is brave enough to try…
Who is bold enough to try…
And who is strong enough to try and keep trying until they find happiness…

At what point do we stop trying…
Do we ever stop trying…
When is the right time to except our existence and embrace it…
How do we know when things are as good as they are going to get…
Can we ever truly know…

One thing we can get to know is ourselves…
We know when we are happy and content…
And we know when we are unhappy and unfulfilled…
Therefore our answers about our existence must lie in our emotions…

If you are unhappy or unfulfilled in your current existence then you should work to change it…
Changing things may not be easy and may take time…
But as long as we are working towards a happy and fulfilled existence then life is worth it…
As long as we do not succumb to defeat and despair life is worth it…

They say life is short and you only live once…
So be happy, Or work towards being happy…
And if you are not either of these things then maybe you need to remind yourself what separates man from beast…
Remind yourself what it is to be human…
And start questioning your existence…

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Mind Notes Pt.28 Manifestation Of Beauty


Moments of peace, tranquillity and beauty are far and few between when we reside in concrete jungles…
But when they do happen it makes them feel even more beautiful…
Sometimes we get chances to embrace our true surroundings…
Sometimes we get chances to marvel at the beauty of our universe…

Our minds are consumed so often with manmade concepts, that we can forget that small things can bring us happiness…
Taking time to enjoy simple pleasures like feeling the sun on your face or listening to the birds sing, Seem far from our daily escapades…
But when we have opportunities to free our minds, We can appreciate things for what they truly are…
When we can take opportunities to live in the moment, It is a truly emancipating experience…

Having time to let our minds be free is never easy…
Especially when we are trying to contend with the many worries and pressures we face…
We are told that we are free, But we are only free to live within the guidelines set by our society and the powers that be…
But our minds can be free if we let them…
Our thoughts can span time and space limitlessly, If our minds are open…

Nothing is fixed in time…
Although it may seem some things never change, We are in fact in a constant state of change…
The universe is changing…
The earth is changing…
And our minds are changing everyday…

We constantly learn new information and re-evaluate our perceptions based on what we know and don’t know…
But sometimes it seems we think too much…
Sometimes it seems we miss opportunities to realise that actually the absence of thought can be a beautiful thing…

We should always strive to learn more and think more…
But sometimes we need to think less and enjoy what’s happening…
We should always be aware that beauty does exist…
And recognise that it can be found in the most unlikely of places…

We never know which moment will be our last…
And we never know if certain moments will come again…
So when we do encounter beautiful moments, We should try to remember not to think too much…
And instead to just enjoy and embrace these moments as if nothing else existed except…

Us…
A place in time…
A moment in time…
And a manifestation of beauty.


PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Mind Notes Pt.27 ALL for ONE & ONE for ALL


Cold wind blows...
Numbers turn as I watch time disappear before my very eyes...
Raindrops trickle like tears from heartbroken grey clouds...
Sunshine days seem distant memories...

Obseesions with keeping people OUT,
Are paradoxical in a world where deep down people actually want to let people IN...
Strangers who were once family now dodge & weave amongst each other,
Pretending not to notice the suffering of their fellow brothers and sisters...

Compassion still exists,
But is stifled by the needs of the individual - which are now seen as paramount...
It is no longer US...
It is now simply a closed circle of - ME MYSELF & I...

How did it come to this...
It took hundreds of years of conditioning, For us to embrace the idea that we should NOT embrace each other...
We have learned that we must win...
And our brothers and sisters must loose for us to do so...

But this is not the way it's supposed to be...
This is not how we are supposed to live & exist...
For mankind to flourish and grow the only option is unity...
It is a simple principle...
But it has become very complicated in the very complex situation we now find ourselves in...

It may take many more years...
It may be a long, hard and rocky road...
We may loose many great people, And suffer many hardships...
And many people must unlearn the lessons they have learned - And learn new lessons... And pass on these lessons to the new generations...

But it CAN be done... It CAN happen...
We MUST learn, That we MUST embrace each other...
We MUST recognise that winning is simply a concept that can be for ONE or for ALL...

We can ALL win together...
It's ALL about ALL of US - and US is really ALL we need
ALL for ONE & ONE for ALL!

LEARN MORE-TEACH MORE-SPREAD LOVE-STOP WAR!

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Mind Notes Pt.26 My Heart In the Sunshine



My Heart...
The only one I have or ever will have...
I love my heart....
But sometimes life isn't easy on my heart...

My heart seems to break again and again in so many ways...
But I wake each day and try to figure out how to piece it back together again...
Always trying to be a good person and do the right thing...
But in this society it's hard being a good guy...

Sometimes I think it would be easier not to care because my heart wouldn't hurt so much...
But I can only be me...
And even though they say nice guys finish last..
If I have to finish last then so be it...

Sometimes feeling like I got so much love to give...
But I'm not sure if the world wants my love, Or if the world is ready for it...
If I keep showing all this love, Will it really come back to me...
But even though I'm unsure, I still feel I have to try...

Wishing I could be everywhere at once...
Wishing I could please all the people all the time...
But I'm only one man...
And I only have one heart and one life...

Nothing is certain, And sometimes nothing seems to make sense...
But I come to realise that I cant focus too much on things out of my control...
I can only do what I can do...
And that has to be enough , Because that is all I can do...

Sometimes I wonder about being a different person...
Sometimes I wonder about being born in a different time or place...
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like, If I was living the good life...
But then I wonder if I would really appreciate my life, If I hadn't struggled to live it...

In the scheme of things I have been fortunate...
So I try to recognise and appreciate the gifts the universe has sent me...
But sometimes I feel like I could do with some more gifts...
Sometimes I feel I could do with some more good fortune...

But regardless of my situation, I keep striving to be grateful and show love...
I keep striving to be that good guy...
I keep striving to do good things...
I keep striving to be around good people...

I keep hope that if I continue to show love and share my heart with the world...
Hopefully the love I give will come back...
Hopefully the world will look after my heart...
Hopefully the world will help me piece it back together every time it breaks...

Hopefully...

My heart will hold together through dark times...

And hopefully...

Me and my heart can live my life in the sunshine.


PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mind Notes Pt.25 Mother Nature Father Time


 

Reflecting thoughts on crushed tree pulp...
Becoming ever more aware that life is finite...
Wondering how much time I have left on this planet and how to make the most of it?

A natural mystic seems to be ever present...
The universes forces seem to work in strange and wonderful ways that I can never begin to explain...
Receptive to positive energies radiating from my fellow human beings...
Avoiding negative energies at all costs...

Recognising that all it takes is the wrong place at the wrong time and my world could be turned upside down...
Realising that any day, events beyond my control could change my world forever...
Feelings of love and appreciation seem to grow inside me, The more I realise how lucky I am to be alive...

I could have been born anywhere in the world, Any time in history...
But the universe chose to put me here - Right now...
Would it.. Could it... Have happened any other way?
Who knows?

Am I living on borrowed time or my time?
The days and years seem to fly by and become a blur in my mind...
How much of my past can I possibly hold on to, When my future is manifesting before my very eyes...
Minute by minute, Hour by hour...

So I look forward, As that is the only direction I can go...
The arrow of time waits for no man, And can never be corrupted or conquered...
After all... Time is one of the only unshakeable foundations in our existence...

So I always try to remind myself to appreciate, Enjoy and value...
Every single Second... Every single minute... Every single hour...
Every single day...Every single month... And every single year... 
That the universe chooses to bless me with...

Thank you mother nature...
Thank you father time...
I love you x

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Dedicated to Pete Ker - An inspirational man and loving father - R.I.P.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Mind Notes Pt.24 Keeping The Love


Found but I'm lost, Lost but I'm found...
The mind such a curious thing, Thoughts remain profound...
Fascinated by all the things that surround...
But my spirit is sometimes lonely, Even with people around...

 The heart is a muscle...
That we say can feel love and pain...
But really it's our spirit and soul...
That carries the love and pain...

Making positive moves...
Trying to do the right thing...
Thinking I got it figured sometimes...
But then realise that I don't know anything...

I feel like a child sometimes...
Trying to make sense of it all...
Because life seems unfair...
And the higher you climb, The further you might fall...

Sometimes I feel like I got too much love...
Sometimes I feel stuck here in this man-made fa├žade...
If there is a better place or a heaven...
Would it, Could it fulfil my heart?..

Feel like I would fit right in with the lovers, And those who care...
But right now I'm still here, Surrounded by people that don't seem to care...
Or don't have time to care, Because they are running the race...
Nobody wants to get left behind, Or be seen to loose face...

But there is seemingly infinite space, And we create our existence...
Seems we need new rules, Not rulers, To control our experience...
Because this may be the only life we see...
And when it's our time to go, All that matters is that we lived happy...

After all, Is it too much to ask...
To wake everyday, And fulfil our task...
Of self fulfilment, Enlightenment and Exploration...
But instead they spend our money on rockets, And space stations...

They teach us maths, Science and English...
But what have we learnt about life...
When the school lessons have finished...

We have the collective knowledge, To create a beautiful life...
But what will it take, For us to stop and think twice...
Everyday people are loosing their lives...
But many of those lost souls, Were not supposed to die...

We are born with an open book, But the book is empty...
Everyday we wake, We fill more pages with plenty...
Experiences, Adventures, Lessons and Mistakes....
Love and Hate, Real and Fake...

But our books are being marked, By the powers that be...
And if we write the wrong things, We will cease to be free...
We have come to believe, That this is the only way it can be...
But believe it or not, We could all be living comfortably actually...

I never stop thinking... Never stop dreaming...
Never stop hoping... Never stop believing...
But I'm well aware, That I may not live long enough to see better days...
It could be a long time, Before this this twisted history fades...

But I take each day...
Always try to look for the good...
Do not as I please...
But try to do what I should...

It's hard, and it's testing...
And it's never quite perfect...
But if some of the love I give, Comes back...
Then I know the time I spend on this earth...
Is worth it.

LIVE LIFE LOVE!!!

Happy National Poetry Day!
To all the thinkers, readers, writers, creators, innovators, inspirer's, dreamers and believers...
KEEP DOING YOUR THING! KEEP KEEPING THE LOVE!
MORE LOVE!!!

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Mind Notes Pt.23 Lunar Love


As I look up in the sky...
The full moon shines down on me...
No stars in sight... 
Just the bright white of the shining moon...

She bathes my face in light and makes me think of new beginnings...
That which is there may go away...
But that which is gone may return...
Just as Karma dictates...
It all spins around...

Things may be different...
Time passes... Tides rise and fall... 
Day turns to night... Light turns to dark...
But she still reflects the suns light when he falls from the sky...
She still lights up the night sky when the clouds disappear for long enough...

My magical majestic moon...
My mysterious muse...
My lunar love...

If I could talk to the man on the moon...
What would I ask him about our mutual love?
Maybe he would let me keep her company for a while?

I call to him but he cant hear me...
I guess he's too far away...
All I can do is watch him spin with her as they float in the sky above...

She my lunar love...

She floats around and above...
She sees all that occurs under the cover of darkness...
 But she does not judge... She does not scorn...
She does not hate... She does not punish...

She simply spins...

And she reminds us that no matter what happens during dark times...
The light is still there...
And the light will return...
As long as we can stay awake long enough to see it.

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!






Thursday, 18 August 2011

Mind Notes Pt.22 Bright Future


Could the world be different???

Not perfect...

But different...

A lot different...

What if there was no money...

ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY...

What if every person on the earth had free access to food, clean water, material goods, medical care, education and housing...

What if there were no boarders...
What if there were no man made boundaries...
What if regardless of your beliefs you still felt connected to your fellow man...
You could still relate to others on a human level...
You could still respect them... 
You could still love them...

Many people may say that this could never be possible...
But many people have said that about many things...

Many people say that man is inherently flawed as we are capable of greed, envy, jealousy, anger, hate and many other negative emotions or actions...

But we are also capable of love, compassion, understanding, patience, acceptance, empathy, consideration, co-operation and evolution...

Socialisation and conditioning are powerful tools...
They profoundly adapt and influence the behaviour of man... 

From the day we are born and throughout our lives we are confronted with an amazing amount of information and messages from our parents, family, friends, peers, schools, universities, entertainment, media, government, science, technology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology...

This information has a profound effect on us...

No-one is born good or bad...

We are a combination of the information we receive...
The experiences we have...
The decisions and choices we make...
And the actions we take...

So imagine if things were different...

What if we were given more positive information...

What if we were given a wider range of education...

What if we were not given foods or substances which are known to poison our bodies...

What if we were all valued equally and recognised as an important part of society and the world...

What if we recognised that we are one species and stopped looking at ourselves as separate races...

What if there were no kings, queens, politicians, celebrities...

What if there were simply people... Equal people...
Some may be influential... Some may be popular... Some may be recognised for their achievements...
But what if regardless of what you look like or where you come from you were viewed as equal to everyone else...

What if we had a system based on solidarity where we all regularly volunteered some of our time to contribute towards tasks that ensured  food, energy and material goods were produced and in return we could have access to things we needed or wanted like food, clothing, housing, material goods...

What if people could study the things they were interested in and could then volunteer the skills they have learned to help and contribute to the well being, education, advancement and inspiration of their fellow man...

What if we no longer had to strive to achieve material things...
What if the things we needed and wanted were readily available for free...
And what if the things we owned were long lasting, did not break or were inherently designed to be capable of adaptation, updating and recycling...

What if we had free time to embrace hobbies, interests and passions...
If there was no money to create a barrier then we could experience things which made us happy and inspired us...

If there was no money then we would eradicate a lot of crime, as the majority of crime is related to issues involving money or issues that are some way connected to or influenced by money...

Jails may still exist... People may still commit crimes...
Humans are not perfect...

But how many people would commit crimes if they had all the things they needed...
Why would someone go out and steal a TV if you could go to an outlet and get one for free...
If everything was free and there was no money, what would be the point of stealing...
There would be no need - no point...

So many questions...

But there are answers emerging...

There are good people all over the world doing good things and helping others every day...
Imagine if we weren't consumed by the pursuit of money how many more people would have time and would be happy to do things for others, help others, teach others, inspire others...

We have information, technology and resources to cater for the needs of the entire population...
That is a fact!

But we have to be prepared to do our part and contribute to the survival of our fellow brothers and sisters - our fellow humans...

We have to be prepared to change our attitudes... To adapt... To re-educate ourselves... 
To share more... To work together... To talk instead of fight... To respect each others views...

We have to be prepared to recognise that we may need to make concessions for the greater good...
To recognise the beauty in life instead of just the beauty in external things...
To recognise that we are always learning and we must not be ignorant... 
To always keep an open mind..
To love each other...

How things will change remains to be seen...

It has taken thousands of years for us to reach this point...
And it may take many more years for us to work out how to change things for the better...

But it is not impossible...

It is very possible...

We have explored space... 
Sent men to the moon... 
Cured diseases...
Created unimaginable inventions... 
Learnt and adapted the written and spoken word into thousands of languages...
Studied the science of the human being...
Studied the science of nature...
Studied the nature of the universe...

Surely we can feed, clothe, protect and preserve our own species...

Is it really that impossible...

Is that really too much to ask...

Or are we resigned to accepting a situation where people are made to struggle, suffer and die...

Are we resigned to accepting that things will always be this way...

I for one do not believe it will always be this way...

After all... 

Nothing is forever...

Is it?

PEACE LOVE & PEOPLE POWER!!!