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Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger
Inexhaustible Life of Chaos:  Angst & Anger, a poetry anthology by author Robert M. Levasseur
Poetry Anthology

Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger is the first book in a five book Poetry anthology series by Robert M. Levasseur. Available NOW! Click here to purchase. Self-published, under RoBec Enterprises, LLC. The LLC is the small business Robert and his wife, Rebecca, founded in 2019 for the purpose of doing a small online antiquing business.

Angst & Anger contains poems dealing with lost love, the angst of unrequited love and the sorrow that follows. It also deals with anger, rage, sarcasm and contempt. The language the author uses is powerful and biting. He pulls no punches when it comes to someone who has harmed or insulted him in some way.

A Poetry Sampling

More importantly, many of the poems seem to have an undercurrent of fear of abandonment. The author discovered that many of the poems contained in Angst & Anger actually seem to deal with his childhood trauma. Even the author is quick to admit that he has had difficulty maintaining relationships; therefore, many of his poems deal with the pain of love gone astray and the anger he has felt when relationships have turned sour.

A great example of the powerful language found throughout Angst & Anger, are these lines from Your Dead Horizon:

“…with one touch I am
my ashes barely glancing
your frozen ground.”

The powerful feelings expressed in Angst & Anger compel the reader to examine the choice of words and the complex manner in which many of the poems seem to have been created. In Heaven and Hell, the author’s anger can be subtly experienced through lines such as these:

“…Weary worn eyes
divulge dead whys
long imagined lies
I think…”

Rhyming Isn’t Dead

Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger is a bold book is comprised of both free-verse and rhyming poetry. In this era, where any line breaks in a stream of prose is called poetry, the author bodly presents many creative rhyme schemes. Rhymes inspired by the deep emotions he bleeds onto the page. Consider the descriptive rhyming lines from Illusion Delusion, a poem where the author expresses deep concern about not being able to recover from a trip to see a woman he barely knows:

“…From the thrills
the wonder the spills
the thunder
your heaven would ignite
so then I would lose
a thousand hours
dreaming every night…”

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New Age: Akashic Records

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

akashic records

In the most simple of terms, the akashic records are a recorded account of everything.  That includes every human thought, action, and decision. The work ‘akasha’ is Sanskrit word meaning ‘ether’, so ‘akashic records’ refers to a record maintained and updated on a constant basis in the ethereal world.

Each of us possesses the potential to access these records at any time to retrieve any information we require, most of us simply haven’t developed the capacity or desire to do so.  There are some who are able to access the records at any time, while others are just opening to their psychic abilities and find themselves accessing the records without even realizing they are doing so.

The experience is unique to each person that uses this gift, but it’s most often described as a sort of “download” of information directly from source to their minds and a clear knowing of the information they asked for.

It should be noted that sometimes while accessing the akashic records, you will receive little or even no information at all. If you find yourself asking a question and you get nothing back as an answer, it may simple mean an answer is not appropriate to you at the time.

It doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong or that you aren’t capable. A lack of an answer will typically mean that either you’ve asked a question that isn’t in your best interest to know or the question was worded in such a way that no answer is available.

In both cases, one may find that these questions are usually ones that involve choice, i.e. what choice should I make concerning this or that? These questions concern future events and can affect free will, so they will rarely return an answer.  A better way to word it would be, what are my options at this point?, or what outcomes could result from this course of action? .

Principles of Purpose:  Be Yourself

Tentatively titled Principles of Purpose: A Guide To Living Wisely, is an ongoing draft of a concept I might one day publish a book on. It’s essentially 30 Principles that I think are essential to living life wisely. Some are principles that I wished I had learned much earlier in life. Many are principles that I only learned in recovery in 2016-2017. Still other principles were ones I had applied off and on during my 56 years.

PrefaceIntroductionTrusting Your GutUse Good Judgement
ListenRegulate EmotionsSet BoundariesBe Mindful
Practice ModerationManage ExpectationsResolve ConflictPlan Ahead
Have PatienceBe Yourself

“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

Henry David Thoreau
be yoruself

Who hasn’t been told to just “Be Yourself” at least once in their lifetime? What does that mean exactly? Certainly there are situations in life that it would not be appropriate to be yourself. I mean your true self. The one you truly ought to be. The person you are most comfortable being.

That is not to suggest that you be disingenuous. I mean it more to suggest being yourself with reservations. For example, at work. You can be yourself to the degree that you fit into the milieu. You certainly don’t want to unleash the hounds and be yourself completely. No.

You can, however, be yourself to the degree that you do not compromise who you are essentially. Who you are without compromising your morals, scruples, beliefs. You certainly would not reveal the deepest and darkest secrets about yourself in the form of self-disclosure at work as you would, say, around your intimate family and friends.

What Does It Mean To Be Yourself?

Well it’s who you are at the core. What you believe in. Without labels. Without peer pressure or familial prejudice. It’s how you dress. How you conduct yourself without fear or apprehension. You can be your authentic self in most circumstances though. Just how brave do you want to be?

living authentically

There is inherent value in being able to live authentically and express oneself, and such self-actualization can make our lives feel truly worth living. As the late philosopher Lawrence Becker proclaimed, “autonomous human lives have a dignity that is immeasurable, incommensurable, infinite, beyond price.”

In order to live a meaningful life, then, make sure you are in touch with yourself—that you are living a life endorsed by yourself, not a life aiming at pleasing others. If you don’t follow your own values and dreams, you are most probably following values set by others—in the worst case the shallow, materialistic values promoted by mass culture and advertisements.

And there is nothing more disappointing in life than living someone else’s dream. As some wisecracker has put it, it is better to be yourself, as everyone else is already taken.

How To Be Yourself

Rather than drivel on about the myriad ways you can be yourself, I decided to compile a list from various sources on the internet. The following list are what I think represent the best ways to be yourself. So, go out and be the best you that you can be!

don’t aim to please otherslearn more about yourself
don’t worry about how others view youappreciate who you are
be confident with who you areforgive yourself
stop being negative about yourselffind a hobby you love
learn from your mistakesstrive for what you want to accomplish
become more aware of your inner thoughtsfollow your intuition
identify your strengths and weaknessesdon’t compare yourself to others
don’t succumb to peer pressuresurround yourself with positive people
don’t judge yourselfdon’t be too hard on yourself
treat yourself as your own best frienddevelop and express your individuality
advocate for yourselffollow your own sense of style
admit when you are wrongstand up for others
accept who you arelove yourself
express yourself in a variety of waysshow your vulnerability
be self-awaredon’t worry about what other people think
build a foundation of self-knowledgeidentify your beliefs
stick to your moralsspeak your truth
be respectful of yourselfforgive yourself
never be what others think you should bebe comfortable in your own skin
take riskstrust in who you are
open your mindopen your heart
free your spiritlive courageously
accept yourselfpractice gratitude

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