Tuesday, December 29, 2015

be silent - find your ground again...

Olivier Du Tre - photography
"Bustling about may seem helpful,
But stillness is the way of the Tao.
Filling the air with words may seem effective,
But silence is the way of the Tao.
We are taught to be busy,
And it is difficult to be still.
Most people choose a way of effort
And keep themselves unconscious
Of the true nature of things.
Mindful actions
And a few words, gently spoken:
This is the movement of the Tao."
~William and Nancy Martin, 

become a rose again...

"If you have become ash,
Then wait till you become a rose again.
And do not remember how often you have become ash
But how often you were reborn in ashes to a new rose."
~ Rumi


(photo:Louis Philippe Rose from my garden)

Monday, December 28, 2015

letting go, and becoming real

"When I let go of what I am, 
I become what I might be"
 ~Lao Tzu

Saturday, December 26, 2015

true resting...

by poet David Whyte:
REST is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of giving and receiving; an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to give up on the already exhausted will as the prime motivator of endeavor, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless we are there to put it right; to rest is to fall back literally or figuratively from outer targets and shift the goal not to an inner static bull’s eye, an imagined state of perfect stillness, but to an inner state of natural exchange.

Friday, December 25, 2015

death is but to cease to be the same...

Winter Scene by Birgit Presser
"Nothing retains its form; new shapes from old.
Nature, the great inventor, ceaselessly contrives. 
In all creation, be assured, there is no death -
no death, but only change and innovation; 
what we people call birth is but a different 
new beginning; death is but to cease to be the same. 
Perhaps this may have moved to that and that to this, 
yet still the sum of things remains the same."

~ Pythagoras

Thursday, December 24, 2015

live quietly in the moment...

TITLE: Hydrangea, Blushing

 "Live quietly
in the moment
and see
the beauty of all
before you.
The future
will take care
of itself."


Saturday, December 19, 2015

contribute to the world some beauty, joy, happiness, celebration...

 "According to me a religious person is one
who contributes to the world some beauty, 
some joy, some happiness, some celebration 
which was not there - something new, 
something fresh, some more flowers. 
But religion has never been defined 
the way I am defining it. 
All the ways religion has been defined 
have been proved absolutely ugly and wrong. 
But they have not helped humanity to rise
 to the heights of joy and beauty and love. 
They have drowned the whole humanity 
in misery and suffering,
 they have not taught you freedom. On the contrary, they have enforced on you all kinds of slavery in the name of obedience. Obedience to whom? Obedience to the priests, obedience to those who have money, obedience to those who have power - in short, obedience to all the vested interests." 

Friday, December 18, 2015

be a lighthouse...

Morning at Heceta Head Light- 

Oregon Coast Watercolor Painting Print 

by Michael David Sorensen. 

Lighthouse Watercolor. Pacific Northwest

~ Mooji
"I am not a library, 
I am a lighthouse.
You have to attune yourself 
to my vibration.
Don't bother studying me.
Just tune in and soon 
you will discover 
the vibration of the Self.
To try and study takes a long time.
If you tune in, you actually expand 
a hundred times faster than studying, 
but it requires a trusting 
and a letting go -
the thing your mind is most afraid of."
 from the book "White Fire"

Thursday, December 17, 2015

art, heart and soul

Nautilus Shell Art
"At the center of a thriving art business that has nudged me into wearing many hats, my SOUL continues to expand. My HEART goes into every piece I create and it is not until I sign it that I think of the person who will make a home for my work. And then my hope is that my art brings joy and happiness to whoever makes a home for it. When I am reserved, my work brings me out. When I am broken, it fixes me. When I am lonely, the creative force is my best friend. When I am overwhelmed, it balances me. When I cannot speak, the paint tells my story."

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

feel more...

heart mouse pendant

"Get out of your head 
and get into your heart.
Think less. 
Feel more."
~ Osho


Monday, December 14, 2015

cat stevens quote...

Moon Gazing Hare

"You've got to live for today 

- then let it go."

~Cat Stevens 


Sunday, December 13, 2015

hu-man wasn't born to cry...

 J. S. Goldsmith: 
Man Was Not Born to Cry; 
Hand Painted Peace on Earth Stone
Releasing the “Imprisoned Splendour”; 
Kindle location 3232-3260

"Peace is locked up in you and in me, and we must release the Prince of Peace from within us, and then let it do its work in the consciousness of all those who at this moment may be ready and receptive for the experience. This is not done by moralizing to the world or by asking the world to be better than it is, or is capable of being. It is done individually by releasing that Prince of Peace within ourselves, by communing with the spirit within, and then, as it escapes, letting it go before us to do its work. We are not called upon to go out into the world-only to release the spirit of Christ into the world."

Saturday, December 12, 2015

holographically duplicating loaves and fishes...

“Because of the (holographic) nature of the universe, when we give something away 
it actually creates more of it...like duplicates, or more holographic copies of it. 
When we have lack mentality we don't see how this works. It's lost on us. 
 We can see this when it's a thought, because we keep the thought 
and the other person/s get the thought too and shares it, maybe. 
But it's actually also true of physical things - like loaves and fishes.”
"Mother of Thousands" plant
 Photo: “Mother of Thousands” plant - 
all the growth thingies on each leaf 
become another plant with more little thingies.
 People consider this plant a nuisance plant.


my "Lucky"...

Friday, December 11, 2015

the capacity to be alone is the capacity to love...


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

eternal echoes...

~Recover Your Deeper Rhythm~

Nature has not pushed itself out into exile. She remains there, always home in the same place. Nature stays in the womb of the Divine, of one pulse-beat with the Divine Heart. This is why there is a great healing in the wild. When you go out into Nature, you bring your clay body back to its native realm. A day in the mountains or by the ocean helps your body unclench. You recover your deeper rhythm. The tight agendas, tasks, and worries fall away and you begin to realize the magnitude and magic of being here. In a wild place you are actually in the middle of the great prayer. In our distracted longing, we hunger to partake in the sublime Eucharist of Nature.
 "Eternal Echoes"
~ John O'Donohue

Donia Lilly Fine Art
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

self awareness and a quiet mind...

"A quiet mind is all you need. 
All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. 
As the sun on rising makes the world active, 
so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. 
In the light of calm and steady self-awareness,
 inner energies wake up and work miracles 
without any effort on your part."
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

~ Image "Morning" by Franci Van der vyver (Carmen Tulum)