Haibun Thinking is a weekly challenge that gives a choice of using one of two prompts to create a Haibun.
Haibun is a Japanese literary form that combines one or more paragraphs of your written narrative (prose) with a concentrated (short) poem – the haiku. Hai stands for haiku, bun stands for prose.
The haibun and/or the haiku present a relationship between the nature of the human experience and ‘nature’ (the natural order of life).
If you would like to have a go, then take a look here, or if you would like to see what others have written, then take a look through the froggy.
This week the choices were:
“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”
- Good Will Hunting
A Soul Is More Than A Soul
Every person in this world has someone special to them, whether that is a friend, brother, lover, sister, mother. Some people have more than one of these special people. Mythology says that humans used to have two heads, four arms, four legs and were unstoppable. The Gods at the time did not like this, so they threw thunder, they threw lightning, and they split these people into two so each had two arms, two legs and one head, but it also split the soul in two. For the rest of eternity, humans try to find the other part of their souls.
This is one reason we have soul mates – to be complete again. Each person has at least one soul mate. This is the special person we each have. A soul mate does not have to be the lover, the wife, the husband. It can be a member of a family or a friend. Some of us may find our soul mate early in life, others – very late. Some may be fortunate enough to find more than one in their lifetime. People like this are truly lucky.
One of the reasons we have a soul mate is so that we can learn who (or whom) we are, so we can learn how we can truly be, so we can be ourselves. Our soul mates are there, you may not realise that they are there. They may have been in your life for some time lifting you up with just little things they say, little things they do, a look, a smile, a nod.
you are not alone
when your soul is completed
two can become one