WORDS from – “Dr. Zhivago”

Whose "story" might you share?

“For life too,

          Is only an instant,

          Only the dissolving

                    Of ourselves

                    In the selves

                    Of all others

          As if


                    A gift.”

Doctor Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

People, each with their own "story".

Reflect:   What is this photo saying?  What question, questions does it evoke, stir up within? What does it tell you about YOU;  about YOUR relationship to the universe;  about time and the quality of how you are using it;  about this very moment – only here once, never to return; about ultimate meaning;  about why are YOU here  now, this moment?

Be Still – – – and Know

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.  Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.

A Poem – by OTL #1

I miss my friend the most

          The first moments after he has gone.

I think of all the good times,

          Words exchanged,


          Feelings touched,

          Dreams for our tomorrows.

How I always wish

          That at the very moment you leave

          You were returning.

How I always wish

          Our time together

          Would never end,


I know,

All the wonderful pulsating emotions of love,

          Will grab my inmost being again

          Next time we meet,

If even only for a short while

          To touch,

          To talk,

          To embrace,

          To dream,

          To “live

                       Our   “I love you”.

Of all my friends, in those early moments apart,

It is you

          I miss the most – my special friend.

What does this photo “speak” to you about the mystery of friendship?

Be Still – – – and Know



I readily admit that there are people with more insight and understanding about the dynamics of anger than me.  Far less than those who professionally deal with this emotion, I write only as an observer of what I see far too often in too many people.  Watch the local or international news, there is such furry in some who live on this planet.  Anger consumes them in what they say and do.  There is no need to give examples.  One would have to be “blind” not to see the rage in the hearts and lives of some people.  The lack of civility in angry people is not something to be proud of as a human race.

Sometimes you only need to look at people closer to you than those found on the news.  Families and relatives can also be consumed by anger.  That is right, I said – – consumed.  You can hear people say;  “I’m not talking to my sister”,  “I hate my ex wife”,  “my boss makes me so mad”, etc. etc.  Anger can express itself in passive aggressive behavior,  subtle ways of control,  using “code” words in conversation,  the inappropriate joke, etc. etc.  Or, it can be much more aggressive as in racism, homophobia, prejudice, antifeminism, etc. etc.  There is a lot of anger “out there”, a lot of angry people.

I often wonder if angry people know how foolish they are;  how much more they are saying about themselves than what I am sure they would want the world to know.

When a person is angry at this or that situation, at this person or that person;  what they are really doing is just the very opposite of what they want to be doing.  They want to be in control of “what” or “who” angers them,  but in reality the angry person gives his / her emotional control over to the very person or thing that they are angry at.  A most interesting dynamic.

Anger stems from a feeling of the loss of control, yet these angry people are giving control of their emotional life over to that which they are angry at.  Again, a most interesting dynamic.

It would be good, it would be beneficial for all of us to stop for a moment and assess our own states of anger.

Be Still – – – and Know

Strong & Calm - at peace

What does this pictures speak to you;  about being calm,  about being at peace with oneself,  about letting go of anger so as to be a part of the larger joy and experience of life?

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Write a few words to share.

Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.