This is the most beautiful poem I have ever read! 🙂
For Equilibrium, a Blessing:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
― John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
John O’Donohue (1 January 1956 – 4 January 2008) was an Irish poet, author, priest, and Hegelian philosopher. He…
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A beautiful theory on kaleidoscopes! 🙂
Good Morning World! I have a confession to make…
I have a secret addiction- Kaleidoscopes! No really, it’s true. When going through my children’s toy boxes, it seems I never can toss out a kaleidoscope. Have you noticed how beautiful everything is when viewed through this amazing toy? Look at a television, the Christmas tree, your child’s messy room, a dirty bathroom or cluttered kitchen sink. This list goes on to infinity because no matter the subject, the view is glorious and rich in color, design, etc.
At this stage in my life I am trying to focus more on being a better unconditional lover towards the All That Is! Just recently, I heard Esther Hicks (Abraham) say… “I love you, not because you are wonderful (fill in the blanks… beautiful, well-behaved, helpful, funny, a healer…) – I love you because I am a LOVER. (www.abraham-hicks.com)
I long to improve…
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A wonderful story about the power of positive thoughts. 🙂
This is a real life story of engineer John Roebling building the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, USA back in 1870. The bridge was completed in 1883, after 13 years.
In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.
Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and…
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Each day for the month of December, I’ll be posting one of Marc and Angel’s “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself” with a little commentary from yours truly.
27) Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.
You are only responsible to yourself. The people around you who you choose to help are not your responsibility (unless they are your children – in which case they are definitely your responsibility). You cannot possibly please everyone all the time – it won’t work. My limited life experience has taught me that one already. Do what you can, but don’t let pleasing everyone overwhelm you.
This is the best decription that I have ever seen about the true essence of Zen. Lovely!
I had a discussion with a great master in Japan, and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, “That’s a waste of time. If you really understand Zen… you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation.”
~ Alan Watts ~
Tell everyone you know:
My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.
Then demonstrate it.
Be happy, no matter what they’re doing.
Practice feeling good, no matter what.
Before you know it,
You will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel,
Then, you’ll Love them all.
Because the only reason you don’t Love them,
Is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
~ Abraham Hicks ~