Eternal Ecstasy & Unimaginable Treasures


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Eternal ecstasy naked eyes can’t see
Unimaginable treasures waiting for me
Though it’s a struggle requiring tenacity
Hope doesn’t disappoint.

To a fallen world I don’t belong
A nomad here, Earth’s not my home
Possessions and riches, they come and they’re gone
Looking forward to a better place.

The above is the beginning of a piece I started writing while I was in Canada. Like most of my writing, it was birthed during one of my quiet times. I wrote it thinking about the peace and stillness that my creator breathes into me, despite the loud noise of a crazy world.

Life is hard, but as long as there is hope, there’s continuation. My hope is not in something tangible though.  It’s not in material possessions, vocational success, affluence, nor status.  I can’t take these things with me when my time here is up. My hope is in my God who has always been, is and will always be ever-present and all-loving.

I thought I was writing a poem when I wrote this. After reading it though, seems to me that it feels more like a song. What do you think?

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Do you find happiness in the tangible things this world has to offer? Do these tangibles bring true joy and soul-filled satisfaction? Are acquiring possessions, status, personal peace and affluence the answer to having a successful and fulfilling life?

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51 thoughts on “Eternal Ecstasy & Unimaginable Treasures

  1. I love your post!! 🙂 I am little tired now from a long day, but I just need to say that your writing is beautiful! 🙂 And that I feel that all that matters is Love, to give Love and to recieve Love, and most importantly to be Love 🙂

  2. Poems are songs and songs are poems. Been writing many myself and never know the one from the other. Just keep writing. My most recent one –

    Was in love
    That was a lie
    Being with you
    Has made it true
    The lie I knew
    Never true.

  3. I think it would make a wonderful song, Staci. 🙂 As far as your question, I don’t find value in material objects in of themselves. I do fine value in playing a guitar that is a possession. So that would be the disconnect for me with earthly possessions. I hope someday to walk through St. Peter’s gate holding my favorite guitar. 🙂

    • Hahahahaha. Yes, I guess if you could take something with you, it would have to be your guitar eh. Or maybe your bass?
      Thanks for the input. I thought it best as a song too. Now I just need to finish it and put a melody.
      🙂

      • I feel so bad that I haven’t been able to start our project yet. I hope that once my end of summer gig is over I can get back to studio work. I’d love to hear the rest of your song, and your melody. 🙂

  4. This is one of my favourite my dear!
    ‘To a fallen world I don’t belong
    A nomad here, Earth’s not my home’
    I have faith in my God, and wait for an everlasting peaceful world

  5. Lovely words, there Staci…as usual. you have a way with the short form, that’s for sure 🙂

    As for status, etc…I think I used to want some of that stuff, but deep down I knew then and I know now that those things aren’t that important. I mean, I do like my creature comforts and I like my job position (as meek as it is), but I don’t seek prestige and power for their own sake. I know that I am not that type of person. I used to wonder about those famous people who decided it wasn’t for them and went underground. But I get it now. I don’t think I could handle being popular or well known or anything like that. It’s just not me. As would be being CEO or something like that. Or having a mansion.

    personal peace…I’ll take that any day. That’s my goal, in general. That’s all i am here for, I think. My lesson in this lifetime. I hope it is.

    Anyway, there you go again with those deep questions. Love it.

    Hope you are doing well!!

    Hugs
    Paul

    • Awwwww, thanks Paul. You’re too kind. Actually, that’s what I strive for with my blog (speaking of short form). I really want my writing to be simple, yet thought-provoking. Plus, I’m no where near as good a writer as you to write full and longer articles 🙂

      I hear what you’re saying about wanting personal peace. I love inner peace. I think what I was trying to get at was more along the lines of what Francis Shaeffer speaks of: “I want to be left alone; and I don’t care what happens to the man across the street or across the world. I want my own lifestyle undisturbed, even regardless of what that will mean for my own children and grandchildren.” I love Francis Schaeffer. He was an amazing philosopher. You can see more about what I’m getting at here:

      Thank you so much for sharing Paul. I always love it when I see the fallen bottle with ‘carrythemessage’ pop up in my notifications. Sooooooo appreciate you.

      Hugs and blessings
      Staci

    • Hi Cynthia
      Thank you so much, I’m glad you appreciated it. Hope you’re doing well and enjoying your summer. I’m a bit cold here in our winter. brrrrrrrrr
      🙂

    • Hahaha. Yea, it can be so tough not to fall into the snares of consumerism and silly values such as status, acquiring things and more and more money. For me, the things of true value don’t cost any $$$ at all.
      Thanks so much WhimsicalEpiphanies.
      🙂

  6. “Possessions and riches, they come and they’re gone” This spoke to me because earlier today, I was thinking about my life, the things I did not yet have. Then I remembered that some of the things I wanted last year, I now have, but they don’t give me lasting happiness. I had to remind myself that ‘things’ don’t bring happiness that lasts. Living for something bigger than me and serving others is a better option.

    • I remember when I was only about 18 or 19 years old. I would acquire things, and I was so happy to get them. But after a few days, the whole romanticism of it all wore off. I then needed other things to keep me happy.
      I totally agree with what you said, “Living for something… better option. Even Albert Einstein once said, “The only life worth living, is a life lived for others”
      And he was a genius.
      Thanks Timi.
      🙂

  7. Now that is true art!
    Mind-wrapping words with that soothing effect attached, defines ”awesome” 🙂

    ”I want to live reality” in
    ”Coram deo” i love that part, alot!
    a very beautiful voice you got there… ❤

    btw, what does ''Coram deo'' mean? I'd really like to know… 🙂

    • Heyyyyy Jameeleh,
      How wonderful to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly humbled.

      Ohhhhhh, wonderful. You listened to ‘Coram Deo’. Thank you. It means ‘before the face of God’. It implies that my entire life is constantly lived before Him. It takes away the idea of the separation of the secular and the sacred. I did a whole post on it here:https://stacilys.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/coram-deo-1st-in-the-song-series/
      It goes into more detail if you’re interested.

      Hugs,
      Staci
      🙂

    • Thank you so much Zara. I’m humbled by your appreciation of my simple writing.
      You said it all, “sacred silence does wonders”. More than anything can.
      🙂

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