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where in time do the colors stop?
we do climb every mountain
for all is spirit
and the mountains invite us
to reach the peak of life
light is always there
believe it or not
you are a part of all
and nothing is too big nor too unimportant in this whole wonderful spin of living matter~
you are perfectly
“The more distant we look into the past,
the farther we can see into the future.”
as the lilies of the valley
we need not worry
- don't waste time -
The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.
It is all -found in the deepness of life, it is all -moving in constant currents which ebb and flow in beauty, and it is amazingly all -about you.
never a tear is lost
never a moment forgotten
the sky above comforts us
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’
The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’
This is such a lovely story: so simple and yet so true. I think each and every one of us has these two wolves running around inside us. The Evil wolf or the Good Wolf is fed daily by the choices we make with our thoughts. What you think about and dwell upon will in a sense appear in your life and influence your behavior.
We have a choice, feed the Good Wolf and it will show up in our character, habits and behavior positively. Or feed the Evil Wolf and our whole world will turn negative: like poison, this will slowly eat away at our soul.
The crucial question is “Which are you feeding today”?
Some artists offer us a glimpse into the esthetics of our trials and challenges,
in a most delicious fashion.
Wladyslaw Theodor Benda (1873 – 1948)
good to float among the lilies
and the clover
pics to meditate upon
...Here is a new picture of me,
Loneliness and a feeling of disconnection indicate a lack of connection to our spiritual selves and the Source of all life. When we are spiritually centeredwe don’t give our power away in order to impress others, people please, or fit in. We don’t join groups to feel accepted or to have a sense of belonging. We partner with others who resonate with our current beliefs, values and interests. We participate in romantic relationships, friendships, businesses, and groups in order to share and express our true nature.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in thy ways.---Psalm 91:11
Isn't it nice
to just BE.
that is your spirit*
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer body is decaying, yet our inner essence is being renewed day by day.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an
eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen;
for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
(vv.16-18) - said Paul
Most people who lack peace simply have not taken the time
to pursue it. God's peace comes to those with the personal discipline to stop in the midst of the maelstrom of life and
take time to seek Him. It is a condition of peace that we cease from life's activity and know Him.
He commands, "Be still, and know that I am God"
(Psalm 46:10, King James Version).
And to those whose minds are steadfastly fixed
on Him, He gives the gift of peace.
How true what you say dear Dot is as I read what you wrote; only in stillness and quiet, are we truly awakened...God speaks always to us..in stillness we can listen best..as for our body, mine on this beautiful Oct. morning is not a happy one...3 diseases are slowly eating away at it...but, my spirit is a very happy one, so, I will muster up some energy, put the top down on my car, and get some sun, air, vist people in a convalescent home and try to make others happy...that always works
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in art, in music, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.
And now the forces marshaled around the concept of the group have declared a war of extermination on that preciousness, the mind of man. By disparagement, by starvation, by repressions, forced direction, and the stunning blows of conditioning, the free, roving mind is being pursued, roped, blunted, drugged. It is a sad suicidal course our species seems to have taken.
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for it is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost. Part 1, Ch. 13