Biography of George Krokos
George is an aspiring poet who has written quite a number of poems inspired by nature, science, philosophy and the spiritual aspects of life. He has studied eastern and western religions and associated philosophy for over 35 years and has practised various forms of Yoga and meditation. He is about to publish a book called The Seeds of Life - Poetry and Prose which is a collection of poems and some prose written over the past 35 or so years of his life.
From a very early age I had intuitive feelings and thoughts about my surroundings including the people around me. But growing up changed a lot of things. Then in my mid twenties I had a spiritual awakening after reading a book called 'Autobiography of a Yogi' by Paramahansa Yogananda along with other books by him and quite a few more writers which helped explain and confirm my earlier life experiences and also helped me to get back on the spiritual path.
The spiritual and religious type books include various scriptures from the world's major religious traditions mostly dealing with the inner mystical path by authors such as Yogananda, Meher Baba, Muktananda, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Rumi, Hafiz, Sivananda, Aurobindo and many others. I also like science fiction and sometimes wonder whether the sci-fi authors themselves have delved deeply into various mystical or religious classics.
I like to go for walks in the bush and spend time with nature, travel to country and non crowded and non polluted areas when and if possible, meditate, listen to music, read various books and articles, do physical exercise including a form of Karate and Tai-chi which I have been developing over the last four or five years.
I am trying to live in such a way so as to cause only minimal pollution which is easier said than done and somewhat difficult and at the same time striving to achieve and realise our Ultimate ideal state of being by developing a spiritual awareness of our oneness with all life. I am also at present coming to terms with the loss of family members and preparing to move into another place to live.
I like to listen to music that is inspiring and helps to focus on one's Higher Self: mostly New Age and meditation, some classical, a little jazz, even some classic rock which isn't too loud. Whatever has rapport with my inner being or state.
What gladdens me most is when I recognize the inner connection with other people and also the underlying natural balance and harmony that pervades all nature.
I have been a vegetarian for about thirty four years now and also don't drink or smoke which were both given up at the same time soon after I began to get back on the spiritual path.
George Krokos Poems
Universal Freedom Is......
Freedom from hunger and freedom from pain freedom from loss and so freedom from gain. Freedom to give and freedom to share freedom from want and that of despair.
One Light: Three Primary Colors
Red is the colour of blood that flows in the body of all creatures given birth Green is the colour of grass that like a carpet covers a lot of the soil of earth Blue is the colour of sky that surrounds this world and is of an infinite girth All three colours come from a Single Source having an Immeasurable worth.
Sunset On The Beach
The sun was setting with all its power and glory on the horizon behind the sea as I stood there on the sand which lay along the water's edge.
Quatrain #263 - Love Is.....
Supply And Demand
There seems to be a universal law of supply and demand and all that’s truly had is in accordance with its command. Working in conjunction with the law of cause and effect it starts to really make some sense to all those who reflect.
Ode To The Sun
O glorious dear sun, sovereign of the day, in the sky above you’re one whose radiance resembles a little of God’s love; by nurturing all creatures in the world with your unique rays and setting such a high standard that homage everyone pays.
With a warm and loving feeling deep in my heart I welcome you this moment right from the start. We haven't seen each other for such a long time I do hope you will appreciate hearing this rhyme.
Early Prose: About Nature - A Waterfall
The Sinking Ship
The ship is sinking and we all have to get out I wonder if there are enough life boats about, that are able to take us safely to the distant shore where we may live happily for a while once more.
Bitter conflict! The earth is crying blood Life is dying! People are turning against each other
A Creature Of Habit
You’ve become a creature of habit since coming into the world O man and so will evidently try to justify this condition as much as you can! There are so many things that you ignorantly or needlessly do now which prove to be of little or no benefit to you while here anyhow.
Prose: Achieving Your Goal
I look at you from every practical angle and the more I look at you the more I know. We speak to each other, share each other's feelings, live each other's fear; hate from another.
It was from the sands of a windswept beach I picked up pebbles that were easy to reach. They had attracted my attention while walking by their coloured well formed shape caught the eye.
The Ways Of The World
These are times of uncertainty and widespread discontent
and certain forces of nature on our destruction seem bent.
Though we mostly try very hard to do the right thing
we as a whole get into trouble and then feel the sting.
When our heart isn’t completely in that which we do
there’s no real satisfaction to help and see us through.
There is too much superficiality and of make believe;
to be creative in life is essential like that to conceive.