Sunday, October 31, 2021

The things that frighten us...

 

The things that frighten us just want to be held.

MARK NEPO

Saturday, October 30, 2021

After a brisk workout Friday Eve, I was driving to the beach for sunset, feeling lonely...

 It was Friday, which used to be date night, with some kind of special event, music or a sports gathering, and the gate was closed to autos at the large park at the end of Folly Island. So I had to walk in for about a mile to reach my favorite part of the beach where the Folly River meets the Ocean. It was very windy, stormy walking in towards the River along the beach, however I knew it would be easier with the wind at my back walking back. The white capped waves crashed just off shore, as there are shoals close in, which makes the waves calmer near the sandy beach, also there were large tidal pools, as the tide receded back to the sea. The large clouds were magnificent tinted with pink, orange and yellow from the setting sun. I get lost in the spectacular beauty, and all of a sudden I am far from lonely. While I was filming close to the water edge, a really large white dog appeared right in front of me even wading in the shallow wavelets to get my attention. The same awesome dog had done the same thing a few months ago, so I turned my camera around to film it, as it was going away, I did a kissing sound so he/she would turn around to face my phone/camera and I got her sweet face in the video. What an evening finishing off a busy week of decluttering and cleaning. 

LIFE IS WORTH LIVING BEAUTIFULLY, AND WE ARE NEVER ALONE.






The Great Pyrenees is a large, thickly coated, and immensely powerful working dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators...

“This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world.”

 

As i walked down the avenue, the late afternoon sun was turning the lovely and dying sycamore leaves into fragments of brilliant stained glass, and i said to myself, “This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world.”

LINDA LARSSON





Sunday, October 24, 2021

LIGHT OF THE WORLD:

 There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.

Thomas Merton





Saturday, October 23, 2021

Love allows us...

 

Love allows us to flow together toward a shared future.​

ADRIENNE MAREE BROWN

“put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12b (NASB)

Unity Definition: THE PURE ESSENCE OF BEING THAT BINDS TOGETHER THE WHOLE HUMAN FAMILY. 
THE HARMONIZING FORCE OF THE UNIVERSE.

"Love is all we came here for, do you know what I mean
have your eyes really seen?" 
Elton John
 
THE HEART SEES DEEPER THAN THE EYES. 
                                                              Yogi Tea




Wednesday, October 20, 2021

You can never cross the ocean UNTIL...

 

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

ANDRÉ GIDE



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

When I traveled the world, my language was the Language of the Heart:


 

Dead Poet Society : Captain, oh my captain


In the day after the death of Robin Williams, two young italian Songwriters aged 18, Martina & Joshua, have written this sweet song dedicated to human figure and professional of RobinWilliams...the song is named "Captain, my captain", and this is the chorus : "Oh Captain my Captain That fleeting moment has now fled To catch the rose in my hand Because you fell cold and dead... Oh Captain my Captain I would stay here but it seems too far ‘Cause I would like to live being young Before getting old in a bar"

To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of ease, grace, and lightness.

 

To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of ease, grace, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad.

ECKHART TOLLE

HOwever, resist that which is threatening to life. RON aLEXANDER

Monday, October 18, 2021

"...effortless unity..."

 

May we all know the effortless unity in which giver, receiver and thanking itself are a single gesture, a rising peace.

MICHAEL LIPSON


Friday, October 15, 2021

Sensory Awareness (Sensual) "... to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread."

 

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread.

JAMES BALDWIN

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rabindranath Tagore – Mystical Poet, Literary Genius & Nobel Laureate

From his rebellious childhood onwards, Rabindranath Tagore was a powerful creative figure in literature, music, education, and art. Many tragedies marked his life, giving rise to the profound spirituality infusing his works.


Why silence in meditation is so important:

 

Our inner wisdom is persistent, but quiet. It will always whisper, but it will never stop knocking at your door.

VIRONIKA TUGALEVA

 Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, 

Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.

  • Mindfulness meditation.
  • Spiritual meditation. .
  • Focused meditation. 
  • Movement meditation. 
  • Mantra meditation.
  • Transcendental Meditation. 
  • Progressive relaxation. 
  • Loving-kindness meditation.

  • Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.




Monday, October 11, 2021

Clouds adding color to my sunset sky....

 

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.                                                                                                                                 Rabindranath Tagore











Give (whatever) only out of joy

 The basic gist of today's thought is: Give (whatever) only out of joy. Sometimes we give because we feel sorry for some cause, and that's ok to give like that because it comes out of empathy. Sometimes we give because we're worried an organization will collapse with money, and that's ok reason to give as well. Sometimes we give to get something back. That's ok too, as long as it's not based on conditions. Etc.

I can't by any means say I'm perfect at giving unconditionally, but my intention is always give out of only joy. One of the early founders of our church taught me this concept. EVERYTHING IS ENERGY, RIGHT? I want to give joyful energy to Unity, SPCA, a friend, etc. I want the joy to spread JOY and money is a way to spread joy because money is energy too. I spend time with a friend as joyously as possible, because that is energetic. I give to thrift stores out of joy because that is energy spreading as well.
I encourage us all to give intentionally and to constantly examine the motives behind our giving and to consider making the giving out of joy. the receivers of our giving also receive joy. Rev. Ed Kozak, Charleston Unity (S.C.)
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore

Life, what an exquisite privilege.

 

Life, what an exquisite privilege.

KATIE RUBINSTEIN

Some of us are more privileged than others though...

                                                    all lives matter when black lives matter


What happens to one happens to us all.

 

What happens to one happens to us all. We can starve together or feast together.

ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Love is not soft and mushy.

 

Love is not soft and mushy. It is strong and resilient. It springs from the truth of our interconnectedness, and is powerful because it is aligned with what is true.

SHARON SALZBERG

tough love"
  1. promotion of a person's welfare, especially that of an addict, child, or criminal, by enforcing certain constraints on them, or requiring them to take responsibility for their actions.


Friday, October 8, 2021

Listen, listen, listen to their heart song...

 

Listening with the intent to hear through the ears of another creates the pathway to remembering the truth of our shared being as part of the web of life.

ROSE ZONETTI

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Reality is permeated...

 

Reality is permeated, indeed flooded, with divine creativity, nourishment, and care.

MARCUS J. BORG

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Our lives are "a gift freely given":

 

What we are, what we have, even our salvation, all is gift, all is grace, not to be achieved but to be received as a gift freely given.

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

Continuing, as a Veteran For Peace confronting Confederate flaggers at Confederate Monuments at Charleston, S.C. where the Civil War started...

Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Change takes a long time, but it does happen. ... Each of us who works for social change is part of the mosaic of all who work for justice; together we can accomplish multitudes.

Modeled from this:
Back side of new sign above, United Victorious Allies in WW 2:
TRUE ANTI-FASCISTS















We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives...

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.

DOROTHY DAY


Sunday, October 3, 2021

There is no single face in nature,

 

There is no single face in nature, because every eye that looks upon it, sees it from its own angle.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Saturday, October 2, 2021

‘what do you plan to do with your wild and precious life.’

 ‘what do you plan to do with your wild and precious life.’ Don’t give up before the miracle happens (F Flagg)

Hopefully or expectantly?

 

Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another; but praying one for another, and helping one another up with a tender hand.

ISAAC PENINGTON

Friday, October 1, 2021

BELIEVE YOU DESERVE IT...

 

The desire to reach for the stars...

 

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

MAYA ANGELOU