March 5: Competition

Materialism from
Materialism: from


frenzied spirit
inchoate journey
racing toward
seductive promises
trapped in ego

March 5:  Today, March 5th, marks the beginning of the Iditarod race.  Reflect on competition, racing, etc.  Somehow, this took me to the race for "more."  More money, more bigger cars, more bigger houses, more.  I wonder where enough is?

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Many blessings on your journey.

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  1. dan said on March 4, 2011
    Vanity and toys, Bring mirrors and noise, As years go by at a faster pace, It's quiet I seek, forget the race, As for mirrors, I don't want to face, Vanity and toys have caused much strife, All left behind, when I leave this life.
    1. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 5, 2011
      Excellent! The end brings rest within the Earth and among the stars!!
    2. ladynimue said on March 5, 2011
      excellent !
  2. Terri said on March 4, 2011
    Wonderful. Last night I was at an Ignatian Spirituality thing and we all had the mirror held to our faces, literally. It is disconcerting to face the mirror.
  3. goldenhairbear10 said on March 4, 2011
  4. Mike Patrick said on March 4, 2011
    Okay, I'm as ready for March 5, as I will ever be.
  5. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 5, 2011
    I love you poem hun, competition feeds the ego and kills it! Here is my submission:
  6. otterblossom said on March 5, 2011
    I went more literal this time, with the Iditarod itself.
  7. Olivia said on March 5, 2011
    Wonderful expression! That's how it's become :(
  8. Becca Givens said on March 5, 2011
    So true - we can't take it with us! Missed the 4th one ... so here is my 5th earlier than usual! becca
  9. RJ Clarken said on March 5, 2011
    Boy did you nail that one! Here's my attempt at the competitive spirit. Thanks!
  10. trisha said on March 5, 2011
    beautiful description of materialism.
  11. ladynimue said on March 5, 2011
    totally wow ! here's mine :

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