ik 96 for April 2015 wp

ik 96
for April 2015

relax, breathe, you are
just as you should be – talent
flows from your kind acts

book learning, crafts, professions –
just someone’s labels

every hat you wear
is beautiful – remember
who you are, and breathe
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Inspired by: Be multitalented.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh

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ik 95 for April 2015 wp

ik 95
for April 2015

I tell Little Miss
when I whistle at the birds
that I say hello

hopefully they hear – thank you
for your beautiful singing

instead of thinking
there is the crazy lady
who feeds us birdseed
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Inspired by: Say hello to animals.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh

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ik 94 for April 2015 wp

ik 94
for April 2015

Been there and done that
in two languages; now
for grandchildren

the more alphabets; the more
words to communicate with

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Inspired by: Teach a child the alphabet.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh
4.28.2015

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ik 93 for April 2015 wp

ik 93
for April 2015

maybe I could clean
off my desk monthly; daily
seems a bit extreme

as long as the stacks of stuff
stay still, I can find my things

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Inspired by: Clean off your desk.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh

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ik 92 for April 2015 wp

ik 92
for April 2015

my willow welcomes –
anytime I am able;
a calming solace

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Inspired by: Pray under a cathedral of trees.
or paraphrased –
Contemplate under the canopy of trees.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

Additional Note: for being a book about karma there is quite a bit
of specific religious connotations peppered in.
I will attempt when able to keep the original but also neutralize
the suggestion to make ‘it’ more welcoming for everyone.

©JP/dh

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ik 91 for April 2015 wp

ik 91
for April 2015

minimalism
could be a very good gift
to the future self

and yet we all hesitate
to toss for the loss of like

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Inspired by: Streamline and downsize.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
*
Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh

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ik 90 for April 2015 wp

ik 90
for April 2015

some valued treasures
have meaning to family
write down their stories

how quickly we forget that
which is boxed away, show them

be heritage proud
for the past helps to build the
present and future
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Inspired by: Protect family heirlooms.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
*
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.

©JP/dh

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