Assessment Is Your Chance To Give Something Back To You

Assessment needs to be be a part of our everyday life. With it comes an awareness and perception of what our life is about and where it is going. At times we are reluctant to spare the time and energy to look at ourselves and our life a little more closely. We need to put things into perspective for ourselves. It is natural to question and ponder, think and reassess - what we do, who we are, our tensions and anxieties, ourselves. At times like these words can be very powerful - healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .

The power of words . . .

As we read we can let the words gently flow over us. We can let the words quietly be spoken to us in there own sweet way. We can let ourselves open to the thoughts and their meanings, the ideas and their origin, the phrases and the understandings that they have ready for us. Ready for us to assimilate and take on board. If we let them filter through and allow the words their power to move and rejuvenate. If we let ourselves be uplifted and filled with their sometimes hidden insights. Let them gently and slowly impact on our lives as we read - and in the future when we recall their meaning for us.

I hope this page will do this and more. I hope this example will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.


An honest assessment of our life is most important
we are in trouble if it at all remains absent
for then we don't know how we are really doing
and our life is in great need of a boosting

In the direction of looking after number one
without accepting ourselves our life can feel really barren
uncomfortable and incomplete we might say
we need to hurry and rectify this or we might go astray

And be missing out on our purpose in life
without assessing life there may be much strife,
we should be using elements of judgment, valuation and analyzing
and be sure it is a case of feeling and not failing

As an appraisal of our deeds, thoughts and actions,
may well change our input or our directions
in this life and the way our future may lead,
there should be nurture and comfort rather than mislead

Us into thinking we are not doing our best
our determination, reasoning and awareness all should be assessed
to ensure we travelling our rightful path
a spring clean we may need, and not a bath.

The opinion of others is important
a sprinkling of common sense and wit most prudent
to put us on the course we intend
otherwise wasted effort and time we will expend

Estimation, computation, perception are all in the mix
but we should not fall prey to the minds bag of tricks,
which may tell us we are not really worthy
when all the time we are acting quite promptly

To catch any misdeeds or misdirection in the bud
we need life's wisdom and knowledge to keep us most fluid,
and in our life keep all of our hard earned sharpness
we would do well to not forget to assess

Not only the big things in our life that are happening
but the so-called lesser things that can play their part lifting
us from any low points in which we do find
that we have left any part of our life way behind.

For this appraisal would do well to be regular
lest our perception of life be out of kilter
with what is really happening in our world
the real essence of our life may still remain buried

Deep within our self is our spirit,
its importance undisputed as it lays quietly private
just waiting for us to ask the right question
and assess life and make a fair valuation

That though much of life appears in the bright lights
much can be missed when we get dazzled by bright headlights,
and in the same way life's true experience lies within
assessing, feeling, understanding can bring to our life a true opinion.

All best,
Martin


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