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.
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.
An Ode To Textbook Poets
The textbook poets try to bind you down with all of those rules they call renown. In a strict meter and rhyme they do write and like to see others match their plight.
When you hear all those trees how they sing in the breeze with their branches and leaves which are now falling down
Simple Observation #136 - We All Tend To...
Love's Bitter Lemon
Underneath the wild lemon tree was where I found my love to be. Lying there with the lapse of time and the gusts of a winter's clime.
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.
Simple Observation #144 - It's The Littl...
Only Through The Heart And Eyes Of True ...
We see no real essential difference we see all has the same inference there is no discrimination there is no condemnation
The threat or danger of a downfall is looming before us though we now seem poised and safe above all the fuss. Considering the sacrifice and effort made to reach the threshold how can we now afford the luxury of distraction and be so bold?
Signs Of Redemption
The fragrant flowers in the garden do speak to me of nature's pardon that she has again granted us all tho it seems we're letting her fall.
Loss And Love
I am at a loss when it comes to loving thee and wonder how this could ever really be. Love's a feeling that rises up from the heart and is directed towards one who's apart;
A while ago I came across an adversary and it seemed he wasn't doing very well; he was full of doubt and much negativity lacking the inspiration to get out of hell.
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 Inspiration
O inspiration ours, whence comest thou?
Is it from deep inside us there somehow?
Or is it from a state of absolute freedom?
showering thy grace as practical wisdom
on those whom you deem perhaps to be worthy
and thus crown them with a portion of thy glory!
In certain individual endeavors you tend towards perfection
and this action can be noticed with or by some keen reflection.