Love, curiosity, inspiration, strength, dreams, projects ... How many roads have directed our lives?
Sure, some of these lead us to the most beautiful places - so beautiful that takes our breath away - but other are ultimately dead-end streets or, in the worst-case scenario, lead us to a cliff. Sometimes we forget how is simple take the wrong road and how we can find new unknown places thanks to these mistakes. Too often we convince ourselves that everything ends in the failure street or loneliness avenue but we have the map of our existence in our pockets!
Love, Trust in People, Self-Confidence Avenues
We know that it isn’t so easy put our trust in the people around us and show them our vulnerability. In a society that teaches every cry is a weakness and keeping your problems to yourself is the smartest path to success. It is a society that teaches us to cultivate love for ourselves even if the world outside would like to see our own version framed into some standard. In these moments we can start from where we are and chose the way of happiness. We can live a full life, deeply loving what we are, our uniqueness that is a special gift and the good things around us... cause there is always a new page of a new chapter in our stories!
Inspirations, Dreams, Projects Parks
Think about the future, find role models, build - brick by brick - our lives is the greatest test bed of our strength, courage, faith, humanity. Believe in the power of future is the flower of hope that blossoms at every new sunrise and that we should never be tired to pick. I like to imagine the future as a huge park in the middle of a city. It gives us oxygen, comfort and reminds us that all the roads we walk through lead us there. Every little seed that we plant today in our park, will become a beautiful tree, or bush, or flower!
Fear, Mistrust, Loneliness, Jealousy Street:
It’s natural to feel these feelings, I can say inevitable, at certain times of life. Like a dangerous crossroads and we know that on the opposite side there is all we want and need. Well...can happen that fear paralyzes us in the middle of the crossroads. So we feel vulnerable and frustrated, we see others reach the other side without any problems, why not us? But there will be someone who join our hand and helps us to cross the road, always. I think this is the greatest thing about life: we can always learn something and be surprised...if we have the heart open enough!
Get lost sometimes and then rediscover yourself.
Written By 7 Cups Listener: Toffee
We are excited to announce the first ever 7 Cups writing contest winner! Congratulations to our member Jovan. It was extremely difficult for us to pick a winner, but we loved this powerful imagery. Check it out below!
Written by: Jovan
Close your eyes now, dive deep into your mind. Can you feel the emotions twirling around you? Can you hear the wind rustling through the leafs of the trees of happiness? Can you feel the light of joy on your face?
Open your eyes, feel the deep darkness around you. Look at this monster, right in front of you! Look at his terrifying face, his frightening eyes and his evil smile. Feel the fear it triggers inside of you. It is enormous, it is gigantic, it is huge. You are just a speck of dust, you are weak, you are helpless, you can not deny it.
Reach out for your weapon, you can’t see it, but it’s always there. You just have to grab it, don't hesitate. Feel your weapon, gain the strength you don’t have, stand the storm that blows you away. Beat that monster, defeat it. A beast, beaten by just a grain of dust.
It’s time to rest, relax, sit down. Watch the gleaming grass grow. Let the sun rise, the light sparkle in your eyes. The wind plays with your hair. Can you see these colorful dreams drifting through the sky? Enjoy the the pleasant heat. Take a deep breath.
What does the air taste like?
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We are excited to announce the first ever 7 Cups poetry contest winner! Below please find a beautiful poem written by our listener BloomingFlower03! We <3 this poem and how it represents the strenght we all have as individuals and as a community! Thank you to all 200 applicants who submitted a poem! It was a very tough decision. We were completely blown away by the amount of creativity and diversity in our community!
I Wouldn't Say it, But it Hurt
Written by: @BloomingFlower03
I wouldn't say it, but it hurt:
Feeling as if I was the enemy
Stepping on shards of broken glass
And losing my way into the shadows.
I wouldn't say it, but it stung:
Battling depression on my own
As if I was the lowest being on Earth
And forced to find other life.
I wouldn't say it, but it burned:
Every bridge I ever made
Either by myself or with strength
Only to be forced to swim without safety.
I wouldn't say it, but it helped:
A small website with the unique name
7 cups of tea
That would eventually become my home.
I wouldn't say it, but it stopped:
The feeling of always being alone
Finally un-invisible to others
And able to start a new slate
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