“a good time” – reflection

“We’re not here for a long time,

                         we’re here for a good time!”

REFLECTION:

How would you define – “a good time”?

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What words does this photo “speak” to you?  –  Within you?

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About the beauty you have experienced,

                           and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

Be Still – – – and Know

 

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Listen to Self

 

Listen to myself – – –

               What am I saying about me?

Take time, slowly take a deep breath, repeat and do it again.

What is inside your heart, your brain?

What do you know about you?

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You are unique.

What do you do with that?

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Worth a Thousand Words #7

It is often said that- – –

“a picture is worth a thousand words”.

This series will be postings of a single picture.   May you find that the following photo “speaks” volumes and makes your mind travel deep within.

See & Listen

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REFLECTION:

What words does this photo “speak” to you?  –  Within you?

About you?    About how you live?    About how you spend your time?

About your past hopes & dreams?    About your plans for the future?

About the beauty you have experienced,

and the beauty you want to experience – in your life?

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

Be Still – – – and Know

 

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Neurotic Hunger

The neurotic hunger –

                    Can never be filled

                    As fed.

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Just Being – – poem by OTL

Just Being

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Flowers seem to enjoy – just being open in the sunlight

          and touched by the gentle breeze.

The lake sometimes too – just lies there

          relaxing not moving a muscle.

Gulls – wings out stretched –

          sometimes just want to glide

In the up drafts:

          stomachs full –  no need to hunt for food

          enjoying the moment,

          enjoying the view.

Rocks on the beach – sitting reflection on self

          until picked up and taken home

          as someone’s possession and even friend

          and once there – just sits and waits.

Even the house – stands quiet at times – just being

          standing idle available for family or friend

          relaxing before the people arrive.

Inactivity – meant to be a part of everything

Less nothing take the time to –

          just be what it was meant to be.

See what I am missing – – – –

          Moving too much to

          Listen to,

          To appreciate,

          Me.

Who am I ?

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Poem by  OTL     April 27, 1978

 


Frank Lloyd Wright – A Thought #2

“Study nature,

          love nature,

                   stay close to nature.

 

It will never fail you.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

Now follows beauty- – – –  natural and created.

What “voice” does you mind speak

                    from the words of Frank Lloyd Wright?

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earth, water, sky, and gardens;

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Be Still – – – and Know

 

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Transcend the Bonds of Belief – poem by OTL

Transcend the Bonds of Belief

 

What is “belief”?

What does one “believe”?

Belief:  in what, of what, for what, why?

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The reason, rationale, need for.

What is in the human character, or mind set, or fear of

          That makes humans admit to, cling to, resort to,

          Belief, any belief, in, of, for, etc.?

Is it a blind “want”

Or an infantile “need”?

 

Belief – a term that captures the non-provable

          Yet holds so many in a locked mindset.

 

A dictionary definition:

Belief – “mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent”

New World Dictionary

So intertwined with an even more frightening term:

Faith – “complete, unquestioning acceptance of something even in the absence of proof and especially of something not supported by reason”

New World Dictionary

 

How frightening and abusive to think that

          parents pass these patterns onto their children.

Thus, another generation has the tools to suppress and be suppressed

          and never discover – – Truth.

 

Belief is the base for one’s choices.

It forms the foundation of all one’s mental movements.

          Politics,

          Self esteem, high or low

          Religious zeal, radical, centered or other directed

          Focus to find and then hold as certain –

                    the answer to the ultimate question of:

                                   “after death” – then what?

Belief a means to assure that your goals are the only right goals,

All other goals of other people, are less in value.

Self serving, suppressive, or liberating – for whom?

Belief a concept used throughout the ages – whether for good or bad.

          It controls

          Even excuses persons

                   From responsibility – personal action.

          Often encourages action

          Even demands submission without question.

No wonder the world is so f##ked up.

Be on guard whenever the words “I believe” are uttered.

They designate:

          One who does not know – really.

          One who is less than truthful.

          One who tries to impose and control.

          One who is lost and grabbing for empty mental constructs

                   to justify meaning.

          One who will lead you astray!

The hopeful sign for humanity is that there are those who

 

        Transcend the Bonds of Belief.

 

It is they who have searched, have questioned, have found within

          The Answer

          Liberating the spirit

          Becoming

          Being.

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A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.     Emerson

Be Still – – – and Know

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