Wednesday, November 26, 2014

G is for Gratitude, Generosity and Graciousness

There are many approaches to living life. One is to focus on the guiding compass of gratitude, generosity and graciousness. - See more at:
"Be Gracious" Mandala


There are various approaches to living life.
Gratitude, generosity and graciousness make us joyful.
(paraphrased - David Steindl-Rast)
G is for Gratitude, Generosity and Graciousness

There are many approaches to living life. One is to focus on the guiding compass of gratitude, generosity and graciousness - See more at:
There are many approaches to living life. One is to focus on the guiding compass of gratitude, generosity and graciousness. - See more at:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

self absorbed or Self Absorbed?

"That prayer is most pure 
in which the monk is no longer aware
 of himself 
or of the fact that he is praying."
~St Anthony of the Desert


Colonization: Herodotus 1

tahliaday artwork - available on esty 

Monday, November 24, 2014

it's all relative...

"Since everything is what it is 
by virtue of its relations to other things, 
this means that I as an individual 
am constituted by my relations 
to other people, institutions, places, actions, etc. 
There is no self-grounding inner core of the individual. 
Our lives are entirely dependent processes."
~William S. Cobb

Graffiti Man
available on etsy by BorianaMihailovska

Thursday, November 20, 2014

created from Silence...

"Within each of us there is a silence – 
a silence as vast as the universe. 
We are afraid of it . . . and we long for it.

When we experience that silence, 
we remember who we are: 
creatures of the stars, 
created from the birth of galaxies, 
created from the cooling of this plane, 
created from dust and gas, 
created from the elements, 
 created from time and space . . . 
created from silence." 
~Gunilla Norris ~


"Ethereal Art"

by ArtistLydiaMakepeace - available on etsy 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

butterfly kisses - to ease worry...

"To kiss a forehead is to erase worry.
I kiss your forehead.
To kiss the eyes is to lift sleeplessness.
I kiss your eyes.
To kiss the lips is to drink water.
I kiss your lips.
To kiss a forehead is to erase memory.
I kiss your forehead."
~ Marina Tsvetaeva


"Butterfly Kisses" - fractal art

artwork by DreamTree - available on etsy 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

divinity is shining through - but only all the time...

"We are living in a world 
that is absolutely transparent 
and the divine is shining through it 
all the time. 
This is not just a nice story 
or a fable, 
it is true.” 
~ Thomas Merton


"Light and Day"

artwork by DoodlePaintings - available on etsy 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

being of service...

"There is a joy and simplicity
 that comes from starting your day 
 wishing to be of the greatest service to all. 
You will naturally and excitedly enter into the flow 
in a very open-hearted way if that is your intention. 
From there you will find yourself having opportunities
 to make a difference, whether it be getting something
 from a high shelf for someone who can’t reach, 
smiling, having a word of encouragement 
for someone who needs it, giving directions, 
or any other manner of assistance.
When you are approaching your day 
with the intention of being of service, 
you will find more people approach you.
 There will be something about you
 that people are drawn to in a positive way. 
It will be because you are automatically expressing 
the wholeness of yourself, 
your highest vibration. You will feel happy and assured, 
as well, because you know you are always 
exactly where you are meant to be. 
Your light will shine brightly
 when you are intending to be of service.
Service need not be overwhelming. 
The little things can make a tremendous difference,
 far more than you realize. 
If there were no opportunities to serve during your day, 
know that just holding your highest vibration
 is of tremendous assistance to your loved ones,
 the energy of your home, your community, your planet. 
It is a beautiful and deeply satisfying way to approach life."
 ~Archangel Gabriel

"Coral Fields of Love"

artwork by kellybermudez on etsy 



Saturday, November 15, 2014

a peaceful spirit...

"Develop a peaceful spirit, 
and thousands around you 
will be saved."
 ~St. Seraphim of Sarov

"Peaceful Print"

available by KristinLeeHagerArt on etsy 


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"Abstract Pink Sunset"

by BarbaraRosenzweig - available on etsy 

Friday, November 14, 2014

entertaining our true Self...

"Our Responsibility is to be still
 and let Omnipresence flow. We need not take thought
or plan anything; we just live whatever flows
through which will be every quality of God. Why?
 Because that is what we are entertaining
in consciousness:
We do not have to think
thoughts of generosity, forgiveness, or abundance.
We have only to abide in Omnipresence,
Omniscience, and Omnipotence,
 and when we do that
we lose all capacity for anything but God,
and God flows through.
We find ourselves being
 loving, generous, kind, and pure,
but we have not had to take thought about it."
~Joel Goldsmith

"Ocean Bliss"

artwork by KathyMortonStanion - available on etsy 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

No Death, No Fear

“This body is not me;
 I am not caught in this body,
 I am life without boundaries,
I have never been born and I have never died.
Over there the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies
All manifests from the basis of consciousness.
Since beginingless time I have always been free.
Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out. 
 Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek.
So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye.
  Tomorrow we shall meet again or even before. 
We shall always be meeting again at the true source,
Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.” 
~ Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Death, No Fear  

Abstract Watercolor Art

watercolor art available by trolleyla on etsy 


Sunday, November 9, 2014

meet God in your own temple...

"You're just left with yourself all the time, 
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your own God 
in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate."
~ John Lennon


"Unity of One Axis"

available on etsy - by CarlingfordPeninsula 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

surrender into your own ground...

“A human being 
has so many skins inside,
 covering the depths of the heart. 
We know so many things, 
but we don't know ourselves! 
Why, thirty or forty skins or hides,
 as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, 
cover the soul. 
Go into your own ground 
and learn 
to know yourself there.” 
~ Meister Eckhart

"Soft Surrender"

"We must walk a fine line
 between surrender and engagement. 
As we individuate,
we learn to remain open 
to the nature of uncertainty in the journey,
allowing ourselves to fearlessly unfold. 
At the same time,
our active participation in the process
 functions as a kind of dialogue
between the ego and our Buddha-nature. 
We still pay the bills, do the washing up,
and take the kids to school." 
~Rob Preece

"Lotus Center"

Monday, November 3, 2014

water the hearts of friends with Light...

(found this on my facebook feed this morning)


I Water Things Constantly

I eat flowers now, and birds follow me.

I open myself like an inlet
and dolphin energies
swim on through.

Wherever I go, I remain silent
and the silence begins to glow
till one eye in the light
outsees two in the dark.

When asked, I now hesitate
for there are so many ways
to love the earth.

I water things now constantly:
water the hearts of dead friends with light,
the sores of the living with anything warm,
water the skies with a thousand affections
and follow the voices of animals
into grasses that move like ocean.

I eat flowers now and birds come.
I eat care and things to love arrive.

I eat time and as I age
whatever I swallow grows timeless.

I eat and undie
and water my doubts
with silence
and birds come.

~ Mark Nepo

"Seussian Loop"

(large abstract watercolor and ink)

available at AmyBaroneArt on etsy