. Denial It’s so easy to keep walking,
to keep working, to keep talking,
without thought of why we do it
only wanting to get through it. But then a red tree rises before us
while the stars all sing in chorus.
It’s like nothing we’ve heard or seen
and makes us more than we have been. And yet, we assume we’re not enough,
somehow lacking the right stuff.
How much has this world been denied
by those simply too afraid to try? ………~ Carol Wiebe The Red Tree Sees #Denial #re
. A flower reminds us how precious life is, she sighed. Why, because it can be ripped off its stem at any moment? He was not in a frame of mind to be too precious about things. Sometimes my fear is overwhelming, she replied. Seeing a flower gives me the courage to offer what I can to the world, even though I feel as fragile and ephemeral as those soft petals. His sour mood evaporated. In that case, I’ll be sure you have fresh flowers to look at every day, he promised. Heart o
. Breakthrough We long for breakthroughs, for the illuminating light at the end of the tunnel, for enlightenment that will banish our doubt and re-ignite our faith. Maybe all we need to do is go among trees. I go among trees and sit still.
All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.
Then what is afraid of me comes
and lives a while in my sight.
What it fears in me leaves me,
and the fear of
I used to be afraid of Mystery, she told him. What if something happened to me that no-one could explain? I like to watch a good mystery myself, he teased. Especially a Sherlock Holmes. Very funny. Her eyes flashed. Now, I invite Mystery into my dreams. I dance with Mystery in my studio. I expect Mystery to surprise and delight me, to guide me. How is that working for you? His voice became serious. I gather all the relevant facts and plan with that information in mind. I gat
A little to the left, a little to the right, dead center . . . . where do you place your possibility monitor in terms of allowing positive changes in your life? I am reading a book by Marcia Weider called “Making Your Dreams Come True.” Did I hear you mutter “Sounds pretty simplistic” under your breath? Would you rather live by “Making Sure Your Dreams Don’t Come True” ? A Little to the Left A Little to the Right Dead Center Here’s a quote from page 85: Positive beliefs are
The artist beckons the muse, leaps into the creative flow, and allows herself to be completely submerged. What she encounters can lead to euphoria, despair, joy, fear ~ the entire wheel of emotions. Then she must dare to express what she has seen, to bare her soul to even the most casual eye. Is this difficult? No, it is simply necessary. A Deliberate Choice It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ……..
Peter Rodger has a lot to say about God ~ or, rather, he spent a number of years travelling the globe and filming what other people have to say. The question is “What is god, not who is god” ~ the concept, not an anthropomorphic description. The “answers” he found are fascinating and thought provoking, especially the observation that many have not progressed beyond the god of their childhood, or that they willfully practice religion in ways that contradict their own “holy boo