"Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by DancingCarrot » 27 May 2014, 09:45

A friend posted this on Facebook today and I really enjoy it. I've been trying to get into the practice of mindfulness, and I think both Ray's daughter's poem and this comic strip fit beautifully. What if we let go of our need for control? What would happen if we really were that flexible?

http://kiriakakis.net/comics/mused/a-day-at-the-park
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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by richalger » 05 Mar 2015, 12:39

What a great poem and cartoon. I had to make note of it so I could find it again.

http://richalger.blogspot.com/2015/03/i ... d-map.html

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Feb 2016, 10:09

Some of the recent posts from new participants reminded me of this post.

I hope the poem helps someone new in some way.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by marty » 06 Feb 2016, 18:10

Really great! I love it

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by dtrom34 » 08 Feb 2016, 08:35

I read this poem yesterday morning. I had been feeling anxious about teaching gospel doctrine, and the poem gave me a very calming feeling. I even talked about the poem a little during my lesson (I hope that's ok) after I asked a question that no one had an answer to. Thanks for bumping this!

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Curt Sunshine » 24 Dec 2016, 09:50

Some of the discussions recently reminded me again of this post, so I thought I should bump it up one more time.

I hope it helps some of the newer participants who haven't seen it already.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Curt Sunshine » 07 Aug 2017, 13:35

The mention in another thread about the journey being the whole point reminded me again of the poem at the beginning of this thread. Anyone who hasn't read it previously might benefit from reading into now.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Curt Sunshine » 23 Apr 2018, 14:09

I like to bump up this thread from six years ago occasionally when we have a bunch of new participants.

The last stanza of the poem, especially, is profound for new participants.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Only Love » 26 Apr 2018, 19:06

This is profound! Thank you for sharing!

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Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

Post by Curt Sunshine » 28 Apr 2018, 18:54

Thank you, Only Love.

She never expected me to post it, and I update her occasionally. She always is blown away that so many people have read it.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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