Broken Word

I wish I had known
I would hurt your heart
I would have done it differently
mi dispiace

Where the days of the past has gone
I wish I knew
How to turn back the time and act
lo siento

The danger is here
I will never see you again
My heart is shattered and scrambled
je suis désolé

Silent peace is grieving
In the shouting void
Echoes of the wrong and immature
I am deeply sorry

What I could have done
I should have done
In different time and age
it’s long gone now

Where I could have gone
I should have gone
Taking You with me
Dreaming a life

Now
Together
Is
A broken word

In a betrayed tomorrow
Nobody can believe

 

Joshua Dragon

Diamond Heart

My heart makes a diamond change

Your gold is true my one seemed fake

Till the day I finally found you

In an alley of a shadowed time

 

A voice struck into me

You would be my Saviour

And from that moment on

I know where I belong

 

How amazing you are

I tend to forget

When I prefer my scars

Over your love

 

It is a journey

I’d never known I would take

It is an awakening

A continuous rebirth

 

As channel of Light

People can see me sometimes

But what I would worth

Without Earth

 

All the symphonies

Of words and sounds

I have ever created

Reflect a bit of You

 

A lot of You

 

 

Joshua Dragon

 

What is a treasure?

What is a treasure? We think in terms of gold, diamonds, silver, pearls, and so forth and one characteristic of those treasures is that they have a value which is not diminished by the passage of time.

A diamond is called a precious stone. Why is that? First of all, diamonds are the hardest material of all. Also, regardless of time and space, the characteristics of the diamond do not change. Furthermore, if you take a diamond stone anywhere, whether to England or Asia, it is always a diamond with the same value. Even if you take it into tropical weather or a very cold climate, its value won’t be affected. Therefore, unchangeability is one aspect of a precious stone.

This is beyond human capacity. Even though men have tried to duplicate the diamond in artificial ways, they have not been able to do so.

Think of gold. Why is it a precious metal? First of all, the rich color of gold never rusts but maintains itself forever. Time passes, places change, yet the same golden glow continues to shine. If we were to try to evaluate gold and diamonds, which would be the most precious? Since diamonds are actually compressed carbon, they cannot be burned. Likewise, you can melt gold in a very hot furnace, but when it cools down it is still the same element.

Have you ever thought about the currencies of the world’s nations and their standards for value? They always base their currencies on gold, not diamonds. Why is that? Gold cannot be damaged by fire, rust, or cold. It is truly unchanging, therefore nations agreed upon gold as their standard for currency.

What are the characteristics of a pearl? It is made up of shell and therefore it can be tarnished or dulled, but its essence will not be changed. The beauty of a pearl is that it harmonizes with everything; it has the “color” of harmony. Do men or women like pearls the most? For that matter, who likes treasures in general? It is women. Why is that? Women exhibit changeable qualities and therefore, they like to possess things which are unchanging. When a woman looks at a diamond, she can enjoy a give and take relationship with it. The diamond is very hard and you are soft; thus the contrast is stimulating.

You enjoy draping yourselves with golden necklaces because of their simple, rich, shining color. You feel that you want to shine in that way, too. Since pure gold is soft and is therefore adaptable, you can bend it and shape it but it will not break. If a woman has a basically sharp nature, she might look at pearls and say, “I want to be harmonizing like that. I must learn from the pearl.”

Sometimes I wonder when I look at a woman who wears lots of pearls and diamonds if she really deserves to wear such precious things. The true beauty and pride of a woman is her inner self and personality, not those external things. However, many women want to take pride in their earrings and necklaces. If you could ask a diamond, “What kind of woman would you like to be worn by?” it would answer, “I want to be on a woman who is absolutely pure.” For a woman to really deserve to wear a diamond, she must preserve absolute purity. Therefore, those women who go to one man and then another do not deserve to wear diamonds. The woman who devotes herself to one man day after day, regardless of the circumstances, is the one who is deserving.

Gold is genuine; it has absolutely no falseness. Inside and out, its quality is the same. Where is a woman like that? Only a woman such as that truly deserves to wear a gold ring. Is that a correct statement? It is so crucial that a woman achieve the quality of harmony. You must be able to harmonize with your surroundings, your neighbors, and so forth. When such a woman wears pearls, it is most becoming.

When the woman wearing precious jewels actually possesses the same qualities as those jewels, she will be pursued by men, not for the sake of her external treasures but for the sake of her personality itself. That is, the woman herself is the treasure. Would you like to have your husband attracted to your diamond ring? Certainly not. Would you like your husband to love you because you wear golden necklaces and wristwatches? Would you like your husband to love just one portion of you – your eyes, for example? No, you want a man to love your whole self and appreciate the harmony of all your parts.

If you were confident of possessing the qualities of jewels, you could sit quietly on a dark mountain top and shine, just as a diamond shines at night as well as by day. Within such a woman there is an everlasting quality which never becomes boring, just like gold which never loses its glow. The person who is harmonious like a pearl can embrace her environment and be a harmonizing factor for the universe. Would such a woman remain all alone on the mountain top? That woman has greater value than any diamonds she might be wearing. Suppose that woman were sitting on a rock of solid gold. Which would be the more precious – the woman or the golden rock? Even the birds flying in the air would like to stop and be near that kind of woman.

Many years ago, I visited Iran and saw a bank in which a large chunk of precious metal and diamond was on display. People lined up from very early in the morning to simply look at that treasure. I was amazed to see how eager people were to see just a stone. What about a woman with the shining quality of diamonds? If she were sitting somewhere, how much more would she attract the interest of people, particularly men? They would want to line up for many miles just to see her. Do you think the husband of such a woman would want to go away from her? Even if he had to leave, he would tend to turn around many times to get one more look at her. It would be hard to go to work! Her beauty and love would always pull him around.

When a person has something very precious, he doesn’t want to leave it but will circle around it, looking at it and appreciating it more and more. He can never get enough of it. To parents, their loving children are like a precious diamond. The parents will just circle around the children, never wanting to go away from them. When a woman has a beloved husband, she will not want to leave but will want to be around him all the time. Likewise, a man will want to be around his beloved wife. The most precious aspect of such a relationship is that it lasts for eternity, not just a brief time. That is the kind of situation where we can use the words “forever” and “unchanging.”

We can understand from this example that whenever there is a true subject of love, the object will not want to leave but will want to be there always, turning and circling around it.

Our Ideal Home
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
September 11, 1983

SMM Quotes – 212

Quote

“No philosophy, no trend of thought, or no religion has ultimate value if it does not appeal to hearts, does not have the element of feeling. This is because hearts are originated from Heaven and eventually return to Heaven as their Father and Mother.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

To Be Able to Stand Before God

The person for which God wished after establishing the ideology of creation has been hoped for throughout history. Yet he has not been able to appear as a substantial being. Because God wished for the day of hope and a person who had that hope, He has been able to fight with endurance for the six- thousand-year historical course. Because His mind is strong, because He knows that the day will come when He will meet that person, Heaven has endured until now.

Jesus equipped himself with the grace of resurrection, yet after passing beyond the cross, he left this world after establishing the day of hope with his promise, “I will come again.” He was not able to boast of the day of hope at his resurrection. Since that time, longing for the day he promised to come again, Jesus has fought for two thousand years. Since Heaven walks this path, we today who are on this earth also must walk such a path. Furthermore, we must know that there is a history of toil in which Heaven has labored to establish the beings of original character created on this earth, our original selves. We must have the mind to feel concern about Heaven’s honor and dignity. We must know how to march forward singing of the historical day of hope. “I” am going to meet the Lord of Resurrection who comes in glory. I must have an unwavering standard for such a self, and we must make a determination and vow that we will keep to our journey no matter what, until the day we find the answer. Otherwise, we cannot deny that our life of faith has violated our true self, rather than otherwise.

Coming through the two-thousand-year historical course after Jesus, Heaven has endured, looking forward to the day of hope that is to come again. Considering that such has been the course of history, that I serve the family members and that I find the family members and give them counsel is not strange. In going forth in search of the day of receiving the central figure, the bridegroom, you must know that a decoration and ornament must be prepared as a bride. You must be able to shed tears before the Father, thanking Him and taking delight. The Heavenly World is vast and infinite. When we go forth to the position where we appeal to Heaven, deeply moved, thinking of the Infinite Being, Jesus will seek for us and welcome those of us who came seeking with hope. Such will be a time of spiritual experience for you, the time when you meet Jesus spiritually. For that reason, I wish you to be deeply imbued with a mind that wishes to meet him. The one who does not have that mind cannot find the second “I” that is to be raised in front of the Father. He cannot stand before the Father. This is the conclusion to which we come. We must know this clearly.

The Religious Person’s Attitude
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
March 29, 1959

a writing heart

a writing heart
a missing voice
the forgotten echoes

a dried throat
a numbing need
the isolated castle

a crying child
an abandoned life
the leftover happiness

a bleeding wound
a dull life
the reality of today

a collapsed world
a broken promise
the unchanging Will

an imperfect copy
a blurred shadow
the fallen hope

a willing hand
an unshaken heart
the Dream of Yours

a caring love
an active deed
the ceaseless joy

You’ve dreamed to come true!

 

Joshua Dragon

I’m just trying to get to know

I’m just trying to get to know
What it feels like that
I’ve been reaching to the skies
And fell into my own depths

I’m just trying to get to know
What it will be like
When everybody shares
And only the past will own the divide

I’m just trying to get to know
How can be solved
Not to have hunger, war,
despair and sorrow

I’m just trying to get to know
Where the building materials are
To construct Heaven on Earth
Rebuilding Your Home

I’m just trying to get to know
What it feels like that
Living together constantly
In forever joy and happiness

I’m just trying to get to know
You and Your Heart

 
Joshua Dragon

I have been somewhere

I have been somewhere
where I have never been
I have met someone
whom I have never met
I have felt something
what I have never had

I have been somewhere
where I have received
I have been given
what has been called the Holy Grail
I have had it since then
wherever I have been

I have been somewhere
Where you can also come to
I have met God
whom you can also meet
I have been given the utmost
what you can also recieve

Believe

 

Joshua Dragon

Sometimes we can’t 

Sometimes we want to give and we can’t

Sometimes we want to feel and we can’t

Sometimes we want to act and we can’t

Sometimes we want to transcend and we can’t

 

Sometimes we want to win and we can’t

Sometimes we want to stop and we can’t

Sometimes we want to create and we can’t

Sometimes we want to save and we can’t

 

Sometimes we want to pray and we can’t

Sometimes we want to hope and we can’t

Sometimes we want to face and we can’t

Sometimes we want to fade and we can’t

 

Sometimes we want to talk and we can’t

Sometimes we want to listen and we can’t

Sometimes we want to see and we can’t

Sometimes we want to feel and we can’t

 

Sometimes even to be is impossible

Sometimes everything is doubted

Sometimes life is shattered

 

There is always tomorrow with a Heavenly Heart

 

Joshua Dragon