“Maybe the fear is that
we are less than
we think we are,
actuality of it
is that we are much much more.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness
Posts Tagged ‘Being’
“Maybe the fear is that
My seventh nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Russ Towne at http://russtowne.com/ whose blog is, “A Greateful Man/Reflections of a grateful man about the adventures and mis-adventures of living, loving, and learning” Russ’ hope is that you will experience truth and kindness in his writing, and that it will remind you of the greatness and goodness within yourself and others. He is one of the most humble, caring individuals that I know. This sense of caring is in every post. In a typical Russ fashion recently he asked not to be be “awarded” as he was working to find balance for his time he spent on-line. This nomination is to let others know the joy I find following his writings.
Recently in one of his postings Russ wrote that he is attempting to remind himself that EVERY moment is precious, as once it is gone so is a part of his life that I’ll never get back and that he is working on creating a lifetime of memory-making moments. He certainly is for me. Thank you Russ
My fourth nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Marina Artemis Kanavak at http://marinakanavaki.com/home/ whose blog, “ Art Towards a Happy Day” shares her art and design. She never fails to amaze and impress me with her creativity. While many express themselves with words, Marina does it with a brush. As you can see in the image below.
Thanks Marina for your wondrous art.
Be well, Bill
My third nomination for the WordPress Family Award is to Lori at http://donnaanddiablo.wordpress.com/ whose blog, “ Donna and Diablo” shares her story as lady-in-waiting to two great dogs: Lola & Beau, also known as Donna & Diablo. As a hopeless dog lover, I look forward to her adventures. Lori’s place provides a wonderful respite to stop by and see what is the next greatest adventure with Lola and Beau, with a pinch of life thrown in.
Thanks Lori for your wonderful stories.
Be well, Bill
“Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice.
Even if there is no one dumber,
if you’re the planet’s biggest dunce,
you can’t repeat the class in summer:
this course is only offered once.
No day copies yesterday,
no two nights will teach what bliss is
in precisely the same way,
with precisely the same kisses.
One day, perhaps some idle tongue
mentions your name by accident:
I feel as if a rose were flung
into the room, all hue and scent.
The next day, though you’re here with me,
I can’t help looking at the clock:
A rose? A rose? What could that be?
Is that a flower or a rock?
Why do we treat the fleeting day
with so much needless fear and sorrow?
It’s in its nature not to stay
Today is always gone tomorrow
With smiles and kisses, we prefer
to seek accord beneath our star,
although we’re different (we concur)
just as two drops of water are.”
~ Wislawa Szymborska
“Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air -
An armful of white blossoms,
A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
Biting the air with its black beak?
Did you hear it, fluting and whistling
A shrill dark music – like the rain pelting the trees – like a waterfall
Knifing down the black ledges?
And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds -
A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet
Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river?
And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?”
~ Mary Oliver
“If your eyes are not deceived by the mirage
do not be proud of the sharpness of your understanding.
It may be your freedom from this optical illusion
is due to the imperfectness of your thirst.”
“I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” ~ Nikki Giovanni
“I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there’s a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they’re not the same, ever again.” ~ Alice Walker