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Poetry By Woodsy & Amber {9} ~ Tussling

Buried beneath the suppressed debris, swimming, tussling to grab onto the wooden plank of order and hold on tight for dear life,
squeezed through holes smaller than my soul is ready for.
Sucked into vacuums too sticky for me to leave.
I’m split now, into fragments of the thing I was,
not sure which small reflection to chase
when none of them call my name anymore.
Pure fragrances of the young soul echos, steaming off glass condensated windows, once rose-tinted, now on a spectrum of grey.
We should all be fresh,
ready for the springboard, always –
not these
wizened, broken, withered things
that weep with dreams which need a taste of forever to unravel.
Yet I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like.
Hoping you’ll catch the feeling like a kite,
run with it,
turning your soul on something real…
Discovering the footing to hover over steady ground, detached from suffering, yet, involved in the transforming of it,
grounded and
laying on a bed of foundations.

By Woodsy {WoodsyDotBlog} & Amber {DiosRaw}

~If you’d like to collaborate, feel free to find my email on this blog’s connect page.~


Karuna typically translates as “compassion” in English and is a concept used in the spiritual paths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The word comes from the Sanskrit kara, meaning “to do” or “to make,” indicating an action-based form of compassion, rather than the pity or sadness associated with the English word. Karuna is the doing of something to alleviate suffering.

Karuna is a key element of the yogic path, opening the door to the enlightenment and oneness with the universe.


Ishvara is the concept of a higher power, but has different meanings, depending on the various schools of Hinduism. Ishvara is synonymous with Brahman (or Absolute Reality), but can also refer to the Supreme Consciousness or a personal god.

In yoga, many yogis choose their own ishvara to focus on in their practice.

Ishvara may be translated as “lord” in English.


Mindstream is a concept from Buddhist philosophy that refers to the continuity of awareness which carries on from one life to another. This can be viewed as a string of passing moments that happen either in the same lifetime or in the transitional period between one life and another.

An understanding of mindstream can allow a yogi to meditate more deeply and effectively during yoga practice as well as draw upon wisdom from past lives. It is especially important in the practice of Guru yoga, as the practitioner has to unite their mindstream with that of their guru.