They’re All Dead

Close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths.

Breath in slowly – hold, – – – then breath out – – – slowly.

Do that again.

Relax into yourself.

Quiet your being.

Now,  let your mind wander back years, – – maybe many years

                                                                                    to your childhood.

Go back to your home, your street, your neighborhood.

Look at all those people you have known over the years.

Look at them.

See their faces.

See them standing there, or sitting over there.

See them going about their day.

Look at them.

Look closer.

Their lives have come and gone.

Their time has passed.

Many have been dead for years.

It’s over.

They are long gone.

Think of all those people.

People you have known, people you remember.

It is all over.

They’re dead.

They’re all dead.

And, – – –  you will be too!

Be Still – – – and Know

 

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

 

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Life – Mystery

Life

     is not

               a problem to be solved

     but

               a mystery to be lived.

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION:

It is often said:   “a picture is worth a thousand words.

That being the case;  what words do these photos say to 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?

About the mystery of this moment and all your moments?

About how you approach living?

Is it a problem,

Or

Is it the wonder and awe of mystery?

What are you doing to make all of that happen?

Be Still – – – and Know

For many more photos taken of Earth, Land and Water;

click on the following web site and dig through some of the many archive postings.

Enjoy the views.  Celebrate the mystery of beauty.  Sense the mystery of Self.

www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

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Life is Measured – – – by

Sunrise - - Lake Michigan, Wisconsin USA

Life is not measured

               By the number of breaths we take,

               But

               By the moments

                         That take our breaths away.

George Carlin

Reflect:   What does this photo say to you here today?  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

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A New Day Has Just Begun

Each Sunrise,

Each New Day,

               Offers hope, opportunity, possibility,

               For you

               For Earth.

The Questions are:

               What will this day bring to your life?

               What will this day bring to the life of the Earth?

A New Day.

How will you make use of the moments of Today

for Self

&

for Others?

You are most welcome to leave a comment.

We can all grow form the good words and thoughts of others.


Crazy animals that we are!!! – – Poem by OTL #3

I love to smile at myself,

And have a laugh

At

Some of the thoughts I keep,

Or

Reactions I’ve expressed.

Life is funny.

Not a joke as such,

But funny indeed, funny.

It really is to be enjoyed.

Not taken too seriously.

All the other creatures know this truth,

We don’t.

They must wonder when they watch us,

Crazy animals that we are.


Thoughts on Birth & Death

When you were born,

          You were crying

               and everyone else around you

               was smiling.

Live your life so that:

When you die,

          You’re the one smiling

               and everyone around you

               is crying.

Is it the Beginning or the End of another day?

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

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Mystery of the Present

The Mystery of the Present

The moment past

                        A memory.

The moment to come

                        Anticipation.

Both are distractions to the “now of life”

                        The only reality. 

Reflect:   What is the following 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

Mystery

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