The Maxims of Medicine on BBC Radio


My poetry was read on BBC Radio yesterday by Dr. Goldingay. The episode will be archived online for 28 days. You can catch the segment here: Healing Moments - Something Understood

Sapphire and Diamonds



SAPPHIRE AND DIAMONDS

When I look up at Heaven,
I see the souls of those who died
Beaming down at me,
Wanting to scream: “I'm still alive!”,
Wishing to scribble across the sapphire sky -
Letters to their loved ones,
But a million dark oceans stand between us,
Between those who passed and the living,
Between those of us still stuck below,
And those who have crossed over the threshold of time -
Where what seems like eternity
Is really only a few minutes.
So you see, there is no reason to weep over the shining ones -
For even though the space that separates us is limitless,
The wall of time that divides us is only paper-thin.
And one day, we shall all reunite with them,
When our souls are released like fish
Back into the vast shimmering sea
To shine together like
Glittering diamonds.

Suzy Kassem

Coming Forth Into the Light


COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT

I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
And
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
 Changing the world.

SUZY KASSEM

The Gut is the Seat of All Feeling


If someone with a high level of authority were to ask me, "Suzy, how can we make people so incredibly stupid and apathetic, so that we can do whatever we want without scrutiny?" I would say, "Go for the gut. Pollute the gut. The gut is the seat of all feeling. If you pollute the gut, you corrupt the mind. If you corrupt their minds, their hearts will turn dark. And without light inside their hearts, they will be too blind to see their conscience."

Attacking the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans. Toxins such as fluoride found in drinking water, toothpaste, alcoholic beverages, and anti-depressants creates eczema in the gut. Bad bacteria in the gut creates neurological issues. Autism can be cured by detoxifying the bellies of young children. People who think that feelings come from the heart are wrong. The gut is where you feel the loss of a loved one first. It's where you feel pain and a heavy bulk of your emotions. It's the central base of your entire immune system. If your gut is loaded with negative bacteria, it affects your mind. Your heart is the seat of your conscience. If your mind is corrupted, it affects your conscience. The heart is the Sun. The gut is the Moon. The pineal gland is Neptune, and your brain and nervous system (5 senses) are Mercury. What affects the moon or sun affects the entire universe within. So, if you poison the gut, it affects your entire nervous system, your sense of reasoning, and your senses. 

Make sense?

Suzy Kassem

Men Afraid of Their Shadows


MEN AFRAID OF THEIR SHADOWS

Lost men will always look 
For someone to guide them,
While a confident warrior,
Who has already found his way,
Will only look towards the horizon.

-- Suzy Kassem

The Ghost of a Village



THE GHOST OF A VILLAGE 

She wanted to know why he destroyed their land,
The village's only well,
The mines,
The rivers,
The forest,
Then the animals.

She wanted to know why he denied the villagers
A decent school,
A hospital,
Medicine,
And put up walls --
After taking down all their bridges.

She wanted to stare him deep in the eyes
And ask him why he had let so many villagers die.

So she stood at the gates of his golden palace
With her fingers curled into its iron bars,
And waited for him to come out.
And after hours turned into days,
And days turned into weeks,
She finally saw his crippled body being
Guided into a long black vehicle.

"WHY?" she shouted at him from a distance.
"WHY did you do all this?"

The white-haired man rolled down his window and
In a distasteful voice, replied back to her:

"You pitiful fool,
Do you think the world cared about me all these years?
I used to push a cart and sharpen knives,
And some days I would be forced to sleep hungry.
So as the years turned, and I became bitter and starved in more ways than one,
I decided to cut down trees,
And with the wood I built homes.
And after I sold those homes,
I bought land,
And then I built more homes and put them on the land.
Then I created a village and people came to live in it,
So I taxed everyone because the land was mine.
And because everyone lived under my security and authority,
Everyone had to pay for protection.
And with those taxes, I bought up all the surrounding land for cheap,
Because as my wealth grew, so did my power.
Then I sold everything and anything I could to the highest bidders.
And in the final days of my existence,
How dare you ask me: Why?
WHY NOT?
Do you not see the white hairs on my head
And the wrinkles on my neck?
Do you really think I care what happens to the world
After I die?"

"But those trees you cut weren't yours!
And the rivers and streams you sold weren't yours!
What made you think you could steal and sell what belongs to all the children of the earth?"

The old man snorted then replied:
"Nobody said anything, so I kept taking.
And the more I took and nobody said anything,
The larger things I'd take!
How silly of you to come crying
Only after everything is gone?
I couldn't allow your people to be intelligent, united and strong;
For they would have thrown me into the well had they discovered
I was the big bad wolf!
So I had to keep them ignorant, divided and filled with fear --
Of everything beyond the village walls."

"But do you not fear God?" the young woman cried out.

The white-haired man now answered flatly:
"God should fear me.
I've robbed and raped his people and lands,
And his followers are weak.”

And with that, he motioned for his driver to pull away.

The woman ran after the car and tried to scream,
But as soon as she opened her mouth,
Her voice turned into a howling wind.
It wailed, thrashed and moaned over the abandoned village,
Then disappeared into the hollow forest.


Suzy Kassem

How to Change the System and the Minds of the Masses


Let's face it. We live in a command-based system, where we have been programmed since our earliest school years to become followers, not individuals. We have been conditioned to embrace teams, the herd, the masses, popular opinion -- and to reject what is different, eccentric or stands alone. We are so programmed that all it takes for any business or authority to condition our minds to follow or buy something -- is to simply repeat a statement more than three or four times until we repeat it ourselves and follow it as truth or the best trendiest thing. This is why Coke runs many commercials. Even though we all already know what Coke is and what it tastes like, we as humans have proven to be forgetful, so Coke must run several ads every quarter to remind us to drink it. And if you notice, ad campaigns are usually designed to run within a set duration and in a sequence where ads are guaranteed to be seen consecutively. This is called "programming" -- the frequent repetition of words to condition us how to think, what to like, and who to follow.

For this reason, today, people who are given access to stand, speak, or perform on public platforms in front of the masses are not necessarily the most talented, but the easiest to control. Why? Because if any of them make just one simple statement about politics or the world, it could easily be repeated over and over again to affect the way people think, and create real social change. People like me who are outspoken and can detect flaws in the system will always be censored, denied influence, and prevented in many ways to grow. So how can WE create change, if those at the top are too afraid to say anything?

Again, to really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Use the conditioning process the system designed to control us -- against them. Keep repeating statements that could affect the way people see things. Keep pointing out flaws in the system (your government, your state, your city, or any institution of choice). Point out corruption wherever you see it. If you don't like the elections, call for new candidates. Don't let the system pick a handful for you and force you to choose from only them. After all, this is a free country. We shouldn't be given the illusion that we have a voice in the electoral process when in reality we never really did. Be pro-active, not passive. Use whatever skills you have to keep repeating statements to the mainstream. The power of resonance is very real. This is why there is now heavy censorship in the west. Censorship exists to protect corruption.

And lastly, do not only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world. Stop being a senseless, apathetic follower, and choose to be a courageous leader instead. A leader with a voice. Be different. Be authentic. Be a lion of truth. Do not pick a team or a side, left or right, but always stand up for what is right against the wrong.

Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now, one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier -- and much, much harder.

Truth always rises with Time.

Suzy Kassem

Mother is Water

Mother Poem Mother Poetry Suzy Kassem


MOTHER IS WATER

I wish I could
Shower your head with flowers
And anoint your feet with my tears,
For I know I have caused you
So much heartache, frustration and despair -
Throughout my youthful years.
I wish I could give you
The remainder of my life
To add to yours,
Or simply erase
The lines on your face,
And mend all that has been torn.
For next to God,
You are the fire
That has given light
To the flame in each of my eyes.
You are the fountain
That nourished my growth,
And from your chalice -
Gave me life.
Without the wetness of your love,
The fragrance of your water,
Or the trickling sounds of
Your voice,
I shall always feel
thirsty.


Suzy Kassem


Suzy Kassem Poetry

One Leader

Truth Poem Stand Up for Your Conscience



TRUTH

Whenever you stand up 
For your conscience, 
Be prepared to be hated 
By the wicked. 
But never, ever,
Let that scare you;
For whenever you 
Stand up for God, 
By him, 
You are loved. 


Suzy Kassem

Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect truth. -- Suzy Kassem

Free Your Mind

You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world. Suzy Kassem
Nothing threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind. -- Suzy KassemTo test a man's ego, simply ask him a complicated question. A good person will never be afraid to admit they don’t know the answer to something. And only when a man has fully dismantled his ego, can he begin to be truly good. -- Suzy Kassem
You were born an original work of art. Stay original always. Originals cost more than imitations. -- Suzy Kassem
Be different. Stay an original work of art. -- Suzy Kassem

The number of ways to live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself? -- Suzy Kassem

The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures. -- Suzy KassemBe different. Stay an original work of art.  Originals cost more than imitations. -- Suzy Kassem

Man is Not the Most Intelligent Species

As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can't we all look at all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God's reflection? How can anybody claim that one religion is more superior than another, when we all share the same father? Does God tell us to follow our egos or conscience? Our minds or hearts? The light of God is found in all our hearts, and only when we tap into our conscience do we connect with him. Truth can only be seen and felt by those with truth alive in them.

Humility is a virtue of the heavenly, not arrogance. Are we the most superior beast on earth? No, not in strength and not in intelligence. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Both rats and monkeys have been shown to learn from error, yet we have not. More people have died in the name of religion than any other cause on earth. Is massacring God's creations really serving God - or the devil? And what father would want to see his children constantly divided and fighting? What God would allow a single human life to be sacrificed for monetary gain? Again, the Creator or the devil?

To choose not to be part of a team or religion does not make me non-religious; for my religion is Truth and I am very much in love with God. I do not need to align myself with a specific messenger if I already understand God's message. And the way I think is not considered 'New Age', since common sense is not new. So long as you act and speak with love and truth in you, and are good to your fellow man -- in that you treat everybody as you would want yourself to be treated, your heart will stand by God regardless of the label you have assigned to your mind.

Someone once said to me, "With all the religions in the world, they can't all be right."
And I replied, "Well they can't all be wrong either.

My advice to the masses would be this, never discount another man's faith just because it is dressed in another language foreign to your own. Language can be used as a serious weapon in shining and sharing Truth, but can also be used to hide or distort it. For example, do not shun Hinduism because you do not understand it by its exterior, without first opening the Gita and patiently examining its interior. Honorable virtues prized by God are found in the majority of the world's religions. Never listen to another man's opinion of any faith without first truly examining it yourself from every angle, and questioning any possible motives behind those giving their opinion. A kind man would never put down another man's mother just for not liking her dress. So what makes you feel justified in tearing down another man's faith simply because he prefers referring to God using a different title? Or prefers worshiping him in a different mansion? Or prefers taking a different path to reach the same destination? Or for electing to wear a traditional uniform to perform his services or reflect his faith? Never reflect hatred in your speech, or act in superiority over another man, because it only shows to others that it is YOU who really does not understand God and his message. Any man who promotes hatred or violence towards another man is NOT Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish or any other God-loving faith on earth. God is LOVE and LIGHT, not hatred and ignorance. Any unbiased religious scholar will tell you that LOVE is God's message in all of the world's religions -- except Satanism.

Suzy Kassem

Endurance

Endurance Poem



 ENDURANCE

I don't know you,
But I love you,
Just as God loves me and you.
The sun and the moon
Are opposing forces,
But they still greet each other,
Peacefully,
As one awakens in the morning,
Just as the other goes to sleep.
Life has pounded me down
And thrashed me around,
Time and time again,
But I always get right back up,
Because I still love life -
Just as the earth still loves
The rain.

Suzy Kassem


Copyright 2016, Suzy Kassem. All rights reserved.

A World Without Justice



When people can get away with crimes just because they are wealthy or have the right connections, the scales are tipped against fairness and equality. The weight of corruption then becomes so heavy that it creates a dent that forces the world to become slanted, so much so — that justice just slips off. -- Suzy Kassem

Your Very Last Days

Life Poem Suzy Kassem

We Are All Human

We Are All Human Poem

From Stardust Back to Stars

Star Poem - Stardust

Knowledge is Eternal

They say that wisdom is a dying flower—and I disagree. In a world covered in mud, the lotus still continues to grow. Even after mankind washes itself away from the surface of the earth, knowledge will still remain. Look no further than the bosom of Nature. It offers all the solutions needed to cure and unite humanity. Wise men only exist as interpreters and transmitters of Truth. Their time on earth is limited, but Nature's existence is eternal. Open books shall always exist for those with an opened eye and pure heart; for Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. -- Suzy Kassem

Black and White

Religion Poem Suzy Kassem

Follow the Directions of Reflections

Suzy Kassem Truth Poem

Love Just Happens

Love Poetry - Love Poems Suzy Kassem

One Life. Many Chapters.

Love Poem Suzy Kassem

Polarities in Nature

Nature Poem Suzy Kassem

Make Your Life a Work of Art

Again...
You have no control over how your story begins or ends.

Acts of Love

Acts of Love Poem

The War on Truth



I have a friend who owns a large chain of restaurants on the east coast. Recently, he discovered that one of his store managers had been stealing from the cash registers. And apparently, this had been happening for a long time.
 
After going through store records and monitoring the surveillance cameras, my friend noticed that the amount of money this store manager had been stealing steadily increased over time. And because nobody noticed and said anything, the manager became increasingly daring and bold. At first, he took one hundred dollars, then three hundred, then five hundred — until he pocketed thousands at a time. Yet, truth always rises with time. Once a crook feels secure in his stealing, he not only aims higher for larger scores, he also starts to get recklessly sloppy. This is how corruption works.

When the police were finally called and shown the videos of the manager stealing, they confronted him on the job. And even after revealing all the evidence against him, he denied everything. Then they searched him and found thousands of dollars stashed in his pockets that he had just freshly pulled from the store’s safe that day.
The purpose of this short story is to show what happens when we do not immediately confront people who are doing something wrong. They typically start small to see what they can get away with, and when they are sure that nobody is paying attention, they go for larger prizes and take greater risks. Even if a child is reprimanded for stealing cookies from the cookie jar, if the punishment is a simple slap on the wrist, they will continue stealing so long as they see the prize to be greater than the penalty.

When we remain silent in the face of corruption, we are giving our consent to a devil’s intent. We are giving evildoers permission to keep committing crimes — and to steadily increase the size and intensity of their criminal acts. This is why it is very important to speak up immediately against those who do wrong. The price for standing up for Truth, no matter how severe, will always be less than the price our souls will be penalized for not speaking up for our conscience. There is no greater crime in the universe than silencing your conscience.

I am almost sure, that the store manager in the above example revealed his deceit to at least one co-worker. And that co-worker either received a share of the loot — or remained silent in fear of losing their job. Believe it or not, the second is a greater offense than the first. The first will be punished by the law of the land and divine law, but the second will receive at least double the weight of the punishment by divine judgement — for failing to use the truth in their hearts to cast light on the wrong. Stealing material wealth is one thing, but choosing the security of your well-being over the Truth is the same as committing murder.

Most of the time, the cost of sharing or standing up for Truth is greater than the price of Freedom.  And most of the time, standing up for Truth is a solitary act, while fighting for freedom is done with a crowd. You may ask, isn’t fighting for Truth and freedom the same thing? No. Even though both are our natural birthrights, one is a daily struggle, while the other is a major event or a series of calculated one-offs that could be an individual fight or include a specific segment of people. When you share truths, depending on their severity and cost to the accuser, there will be consequences. You could be attacked or bullied to stay silent. You may be punished in a thousand different ways. You may lose your job, reputation, friends, co-workers, affiliations, and even your mind — but this is to be expected. Just like freedom, Truth is not cheap. Yet both are worth more than all the gold in the world. But what is freedom, if there is no truth? And what is truth, if there is no freedom? Both are worth fighting for — because one without the other would be hell.

If you do not fight for Truth, you become part of the reason why the world is loaded with so many problems — that will only continue to grow. If you do not fight for freedom for all of mankind, all of mankind will be void of Truth. This is the delicate irony. Everything is connected. Every immoral act is connected to the greater evil, and every oppressed nation is being chained by the majority that do not act to free them.

Suzy Kassem

THE CORRECT MEANING OF THE WORD ‘MEEK’

In addendum to the above, I would like to share some words from years ago on the word ‘MEEK’.

One word that has been poorly defined by dictionaries and priests is the word ‘meek’. The word has been defined in several ways: righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering willing to follow gospel teachings; an attribute of a true disciple. This is not completely true. There is a secret a person with great knowledge discovers along the path to truth. That is, the more doors you open to the mysteries, or sacred knowledge, the smaller you feel. And because you begin to feel smaller and smaller until your ego disappears, the more humble you become. Therefore, any man who behaves arrogantly with what little he knows, or claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing. Real greatness does not reside inside those who feel large. The truly wise are meek. Yet being small and meek do not make one weak. Arming oneself with true knowledge generates strong confidence and a bold spirit that makes you a lion of God. The Creator does not want you to suffer, yet we are being conditioned by society to accept suffering, weak and passive dispositions under the belief that such conditions are favorable by God. Weakness is not a virtue praised by God. How could he desire for you to be weak if he tells us to stand by our conscience? Doing so requires strength. However, there is a difference between arrogance when inflating your ego, and confidence when one truly gets closer to God. One feels large, while the other feels small. Why? Because a man of wisdom understands that he is just a small pea in a sea of infinite atoms, and that in the end — we are all connected. And did you not know that the smaller a creature is, the bolder its spirit?

Suzy Kassem


To All Mankind Poem

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India Poem Suzy Kassem

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The World Citizen

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Destiny is Manifested Only Through Action - Suzy Kassem



Here is a collection of thoughts that have already been shared on my blog in the past, but I am stitching them all together since they all share a common theme.

You may have control of your life, but you cannot control your environment. You cannot control the economy, trends, family circumstances, accidents, unexpected expenses, and the weather of life. You cannot control other people and their moods, personal situations, or issues. You cannot control biases or changes in your industry of choice. You cannot even control jealousy and envy in others. However, you can control your own STRENGTH to get back up and START AGAIN.

Destiny is manifested only through action. You cannot be the captain of your own destiny, only the sailor, because we cannot control external influences that may alter the stability or direction of our ships. Once you understand this basic principle, you won't be so hard on yourself when things don't go your way. If man could write his own fate, he would have designed his journey to be without obstacles. Yet all obstacles come with valuable lessons designed just for you and only you. Suffering is imposed on us time and again so that one day we would become brave wise masters. Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.

Keep creating new chapters in your personal book and never stop re-inventing and perfecting yourself. Try new things. Pick up new hobbies and books. Travel and explore other cultures. Never stay in the same city or state for more than five years of your life. There are many heavens on earth waiting for you to discover. Seek out people with beautiful hearts and minds, not those with just beautiful style and bodies. The first kind will forever remain beautiful to you, while the other will grow stale and ugly. Learn a new language at least twice. Change your career at least thrice, and change your location often. Like all creatures in the wild, we were designed to keep moving. When a snake sheds its old skin, it becomes a more refined creature. Never stop refining and re-defining yourself. Transformations are an integral part of life. Just look at the seasons or the weather. 
 
We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so we would not be stuck playing the same sound. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your life's journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don't stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.

And lastly, our hearts resonate at the same frequency as the earth and the universe. Therefore, we are all valuable instruments in the orchestration of the world and its harmony. We must always be aware of the vibrations we emit individually and collectively. Always be in command of your music. Only you can control and shape its tone. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don't let them interrupt or alter your song.

Suzy Kassem (c) Writings from 2002-2010

I Do Not Use Social Media

I stopped using my personal Facebook accounts at the end of 2015, and quit using my public profile page a few years ago (2013). I have never used Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter. However, I do post on this blog and my Wordpress from time to time.

I am private and somewhat shy, and prefer to stay in touch with friends using the phone. I also do not care to partake in popularity contests, nor feel the need to maintain and manage several profile pages to prove to the public that I'm a real person. My writings already do that for me. Now, if you are interested in seeing photos of me, I'm not a photo person. The few photos you can find of me online were taken over the course of a couple decades, not days. The truth is, I would rather people focus on my mind than on my face.

Social media platforms falsely give us the perception that we are staying connected with friends by sharing photos of what we had for lunch and dinner, but in reality it's all an illusion. Adding a few college friends and exchanging a couple of messages back and forth with them may seem like we're staying current with each other, but in fact we are really disconnecting. Picking up the phone and setting a date to meet face-to-face is more meaningful and synergistic than hiding behind a computer. I want to see their eyes and reactions -- not smiley faces and text art.

The whole selfie obsession really scares me. It's sad that many former friends, and the majority of today's youth, think that snapping pictures of themselves in bikinis or the latest eyeshadow colors is way more interesting than sharing life lessons, worldly concerns, good deeds, monumental experiences, or deep reflections from their hearts. That's the kind of stuff I'd like to see and read from people. Yet sadly, we are being conditioned to have shorter and shorter attention spans. We want to be quickly stimulated by a photo of a dog wearing ice skates rather than having to read something beyond four lines. We want to use Facebook to escape the drudgery and monotony of the real world, and hang loose in the company of people that are not guaranteed to see the most important posting you may impulsively make one day -- about losing your job, battle against cancer or mother. This is why I prefer picking up the phone to hear the voices of the people I love. To hear about their happiness and health, bad fortune and worries. I am for empathy, not apathy. I want to be part of their lives, not just another friend who used to be a close friend on their FRIENDS list.

And lastly, what we are seeing happening online is a heavy push for the immaterial and superficial, and a rapid decline in true substance and meaningful content. As you may have observed from my online history, I am not a conventional person, nor an active member of the rat race. I was voted the biggest nonconformist of my high school for a reason. I do not follow the herd in anything, and instead like to pave my own path even if it's the longest route. So, if you do wish to keep up with me, you can observe my personal evolution through my blogs. And if you ever need to contact me, do use my email address. I am still very approachable and love to help people any way I can.

Suzy Kassem

Seasons of Life

Life Poetry Suzy Kassem


SEASONS OF LIFE

Sometimes I fall
And feel myself slowly wilt and die,
But then I suddenly spring back on my feet
To go play in the sun outside.
I am no different than the weather,
The planets or the trees;
For there do not always have to be reasons
For the seasons turning inside of me.
The magnetism that swirls
In the sky, land, and sea
Are the exact same currents found twirling
In the electric ocean within me.
I am a moving vessel of energy.
And if my emotions do not
Flow up, down,
Within and around,
Then I am not alive.


Suzy Kassem

Will You Dance With Me

Suzy Kassem Poetry

WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME

As we stand here,
Hand in hand,
 Under the neon lights
of Truth and Love.
I'm asking you to
Dance with me.
To twirl,
Kick,
Drop,
Jump,
And fly
With me.
Skidding and
Sliding across
The dancefloor of life,
I want you to
Glide with me.
Through the
Saddest and
Happiest songs,
The fastest highs
To the longest and
slowest lows,
I want you to
Flow through
Them all
With
Me.


Suzy Kassem


Expressions of Affection

Expressions of Affection by Suzy Kassem Poetry



EXPRESSIONS OF AFFECTION


If you should find a worm at your window sill,
Would you recognize it as a gift
From a bird that loves you?

And if you should find a dead bird
At your back door,
Would you recognize it as a gift
From a cat that loves you?

And if you should find a cat
Curled up in a basket by your bed,
Would you recognize it as a gift
From a mother who loves you?

And whenever you should open your front door
To find an infinite garden
Filled with people of many colors,
Would you recognize these flowers as a gift
From a father who loves you?



Suzy Kassem

www.suzykassem.com

Life's Pitfalls and Amusements

Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.

When you keep hitting walls of resistance in life, the universe is trying to tell you that you are going the wrong way. It's like driving a bumper car at an amusement park. Each time you slam into another car or the edge of the track, you are forced to change direction. - Suzy Kassem

Scraps of Old Thoughts

BLESSINGS FOR 2016

I wish each and every one of you unlimited happiness, good health and prosperity in the new year and beyond. Allow your hearts to be driven by principle, not bias. Love, not hate. Unity, not division. The fire of your dreams, not the rain of your sorrows. There is hope over the horizon. Truth always rises with Time.

ONE, Forever and Always,
Suzy Kassem

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“A beetle will chase after an opening of light, while a cockroach will scatter at a crack of it. How are we so different from insects? Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night. Polarity is an integral part of nature — human or not human.”

― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 

“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. Yet a lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should question your self-worth, always remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty. Do not allow any negativity or ugliness in your surroundings destroy your confidence or affect your growth. Always be confident and courageous with your truths and the directions set out by your heart. It is very normal for one ugly weed to not want to stand alone.”


― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 

“Do not focus too much on the east and forget the west. And do not ignore the south, to speak for the north. What happens in the east has effects in the north, as the west has in the south. And do not focus on one species and ignore the other. Or love your father but ignore your mother, or love your sister but ignore your brother. Do not forget each other. We are all part of each other. We are all one.”


― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem 

“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.”


― Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Embrace Your Transformations

Over the last ten years, I've watched people who were way up - crash and burn. I've seen those with good jobs suddenly lose everything. I've also watched those who were down - suddenly reach massive success. Just like the weather or bonds between lovers, nothing is constant. Not the moods of the sea, the planets or even death.

Transformations are a part of life. We are constantly being changed by things changing around us. Nobody can control that. Nobody can control the environment, the economy, luck, or the moods of others. Compositions change. Positions change. Dispositions change. Experiences change. Opportunities and attitudes change. YOU will change. Never say never unless you can predict the future. Do not only remember people when you are down. Be good to others and always give to others when you can. Every man will fall at some point in their life. But do remember, you are a reflection of the universe and every man experiences the seasons within. Meaning, you will fall many times, but also spring back up. You will have sunny days, but also many bad days where you feel like dying. You never know when you will need help, and help will only remember you if you were good to them when you were UP. Not a single wave is constant. You are no different. You are like music, a moving composition of vibrations and waves. You will experience happiness, sadness, pain and loss many times. Just learn to enjoy the music and never take setbacks too seriously. They are only temporary. And whenever you do fall , just remember that spring is just around the corner. - Suzy Kassem

The Naked Heart

Giving Poem Suzy Kassem


THE NAKED HEART

FROM WOMB TO TOMB,
THERE CAME AND WENT -
ONLY YOU.
POOR OR RICH,
YOU WILL DIE WITH
ONLY YOU.
ALL THE WEALTH YOU HARVEST
IN THE LIVING,
WILL GO TO OTHERS WHEN YOU ARE DEAD.
BUT THE TRUE TEST OF A LION OF GOD -
IS TO KEEP GIVING WITH YOUR OWN HANDS,
BEFORE YOU REST IN YOUR FINAL BED.

SUZY KASSEM

“THE NAKED HEART” by Suzy Kassem
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