Peace of mind

fumée

I need to find the peace of mind

the peace of heart

to write, write, and write

no matter how many persons

read what I write

 

Social media drive me crazy

sometimes

I become in a frenzy to reach to more and more people

possibilities are endless

but my means are weak and limited

 

It is strange to interact with other souls

in such a dehumanized universe

of likes and follows and hashtags

it dehumanized me too, and I start counting likes and followers

when it shouldn’t matter

when it didn’t matter two months ago

 

And I forget my Dream in the process

I get lost in the undergrowths along my way in the forest

surrendering to the craving of artificially filling

this emptiness within me

this gap in my mind in my heart

between me and Truth, me and Love

 

As long as I don’t close this gap in a proper way

with a beautiful and slender arched bridge of stones

It won’t help to throw rocks and garbage in the canyon

For the violent waters that seethe there

will carry everything away

and all my efforts would have been vain

 

 

“Fumée” is a watercolor painting by Chantal Peguiron

 

 

About Erik Vincenti Zakhia

Dear all, I will share with you many of my poems, short stories, drawings and paintings telling of my journey of self-discovery and my reflections about life, love, art, spirituality, sexuality, kundalini rise, and twin flames. They all fall within the realm of Hazen. May you have an inspiring visit!

5 comments

  1. To make my ‘like’ more personal: my like means: I read you, I hear you, I see you, I love you and your writing and I am curious about all what is yet to come.

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  2. But I know what you mean… I already thought of disabling the ‘like’ function to not get distracted by it. On the other hand, it is a lesson to me to go back to myself and to the core of writing time and time again: to write my truth, see myself in it regardless of others see it or like it. I am still learning 😉

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    • And you’re right! It’s not an easy challenge though. Especially when I’ve done the choice of trying all social media at once, and a sort of fever comes with that. But I hope to soon find my balance not to be distracted anymore by outside noises

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      • Yes as a writer you want to connect to others through your writing. But it is indeed about finding a balance. If you are too much in the outside world, you are floating away from your inner world. You can only truly connect with others when you are connected to yourself first. So making the movement from within towards the outer world, instead of the other way around. To me this means also to see and appreciate myself, my writing, first instead of desiring that from others. It is challenging…

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