The Birds Have Vanished Into the Sky – The Affirmation Spot for Monday January 5, 2009

Today’s Affirmation:

“I am attracting and finding new clients for my business every day.”
(click the affirmation to get the mp3)

mountain_mtfugiBeautiful poetry is a doorway into the realm of the soul. For me and I hope you, it can be a highly inspiring and beautiful form of communication.

China has one of the longest and richest poetic traditions in the world.

Li Po (also sometimes called Li Bai) was an 8th century Chinese poet. He is considered by many to be one of the two greatest poets in the long history of Chinese literature.

Approximately 1100 of his poems have survived the centuries. “The Birds Have Vanished Into The Sky” is perhaps his most famous in the Western world.

“The Birds Have Vanished”

(English translation by Sam Hamill)

The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

There are numerous analyses of this poem available on the Internet. I could offer one today as well. However, poetry is an individual experience.What it means is what it means to you.

Be awesome in ’09!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be.

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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