I embraced the glow
Listening to intangible truths
And I but a mortal can only wonder
At that which I cannot see
But know and feel to be.
~ Penny L. Howe, 2012
I believe that deep inside lies a flame. A light if you will. I call it faith. I don’t mean religion. Religion is how many chose to embrace, celebrate and nurture their faith. But faith comes in all formats and I believe in each one of us exists this glowing essence. Faith is the language of the soul. The glow from within.
The flame glows mightily for some and almost imperceptibly for others. But it’s always there, none the less.
Some spend their lives disbelieving what their soul whispers to them in the night. Some spend their lives questioning that which they cannot understand even though they feel it inside. Some spend their lives on a quest embracing that which they cannot understand but chose to accept. And some radiate the glow from within for all to see.
Faith is the language of our soul and whatever you decide to accept and believe, it will always be there inside, waiting to come forth. I believe faith is the flame that shines within your soul that brightens your hopes, your dreams, your possibilities, your life. This I believe.
29 thoughts on “What Do You Believe?”
Beautiful post, as always 🙂
Hi Celestine, thank you, did you get my comment about the Poetry Contest?
No I did not. 🙂
Okay, will copy and resend in another comment! 🙂
I was going to say let me know if you don’t get this (LOL) 🙂
Hi Celestine, me again. The Poetry Foundation of Ghana is accepting entries for its annual Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. The winner is awarded a cash prize of $1,000 (US), plus publication by both the Univ. of Nebraska Press (U.S.) and Amalion Press (Republic of Senegal). Deadline for this year is November 15, 2013! Wasn’t sure if you knew, thought I’d pass it on dear talented friend. 🙂 xx
Thanks a million, Penny. Ironic, that I live in Ghana and never knew or heard of this. Most grateful to you dearest Penny. 🙂
A total pleasure to do so for you, Celestine. I admit there are a few, online, that Christina and I consider “family”, you’re one of them. So the other day when we were looking at fun writing opportunities out there in the “big world” of professional publishing, we both read this one and said out loud “Celestine!!! Will pass on any more we discover! 🙂 xx
Thanks big sis. Say hi to Christina for me. No, give her a kiss from me ! 🙂
🙂 I will most definitely pass the kiss on to her, my sister! 🙂 xx
I have faith that there is much beauty to be experienced yet in this life. I have a special friend who has helped to guide me towards this truth. 🙂
I have faith also. And a special friend that I cherish the friendship of! 🙂
Your poem whispers of faith and I hear your urging… It can be hard sometimes to believe in that which we cannot see. What I see here is you are spreading much love, Penny. xo
Beautiful like YOU!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Awwwwwww, thank you RoSy, did you mean like US! 🙂 xo
Thanks Paulette. I’m so glad you do, my friend.
This is beautifully said, Penny. The glow from within and it is great to see and feel it from people, like you !
Thank you Ute .. ditto my friend!
Brilliant. I like the way you tell this, Penny. Faith is something that we all have, and we do need to listen to it. It is there to help, to advise, to guide, to help. Faith helps you take that step you don’t want to. To say the the words you are scared of saying. To write the poem you are terrified of posting.
Each of our inner lights can be seen if we look for it. Another excellent piece my friend. Have a great day.
Thank you Al, you also an excellent evening and ‘morrow, my dear friend! xo
That’s a beautiful poem, Penny.
Hi Glynis, thank you so very much! Sums up my feelings pretty much!
Very well put, Penny. Pawkisses 🙂
Thank you, still lovin’ your pawkisses, special thanks for those! 🙂 xx
I believe anything is possible – with a little faith, and I believe all those inner lights shining will continue to bring the warmth and light to the world which can never go out. Have a great weekend Penny! Blessings, H xxx
Hi Harula, you’re right. It’s happening everywhere with many of us right now, and it’s spreading too! How awesome is that! You also have a wonderful weekend, and very sincere blessing my friend! xo
What beautiful thought Penny.
I agree with you about religion.
I also believe the notion of our soul radiating the good within us.
Hello Michael, Hope your weekend has been going well for you, my friend! Perhaps the soul is the sum of all our aware thoughts and feelings – (the spirit’s juxaposition relating to our sixth sense). I feel it when I’m around some people – eminating outward. Do you? 🙂 xx