I think this is a really wonderful website. I have appreciated so much brother David’s book gratefulness is the heart of prayer
Sometimes I see things differently
Like this evening for instance
Looking out through the screened in porch towards my neighbors house
When the waning, evening sun
falls lightly on the second story dormers
with the roof left in darkness
I have not seen that before.
Now as the seconds and minutes pass by
The entire house lies in shade
Leaving only the trees behind lit up
Until they too were wrapped in the arms of night.
Haven’t been here in a long time. Just passing by to send greetings to you all I wishing you the best. Life has been both challenging and wonderful at the same time.💕
I am grateful for this day, I am grateful for the air I breathe and I am grateful for the gift of life.😍👍❤️
I am grateful for a decent nights sleep, the first in a long time.
And I have resumed my early morning practice of gratefulness, saying everything that comes to mind that I am grateful for. And it is wonderful. Before I even get out of bed I am seeding my mind with just the energy of gratefulness. What a perfect way to start the day
A poem from unknown
I smile and Chant om
From the baseline of my voice
and send ripples coursing through my body
Like the spiral galaxies in the universe
Don’t ever think
You are anything less
Close your eyes
Observe the inbreath and the outbreath. Do this 10 times.
Turn the observer you told your mind and watch thoughts go by like clouds.
Don’t get caught in the clouds, but allow yourself to res...
Don’t get caught in the clouds, but allow yourself to rest back gently into the pure awareness, the essential clarity and acidity that you are.
We are peace, we are infinite, we are boundless space.
And the pure, lucid consciousness we are has been since the beginning of the universe and all universes.
Hi folks, long time since I have posted. Life is good down here in Beaufort South Carolina. The weather is warming up quickly. I just spent some time this morning playing with our kitty with one of his toys. Simple pleasures give so much joy. Blessings to you all.
The great mystic Meister Eckhart shut the following:
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
I love this part of Mary Oliver‘s poem calledWhen Death Comes.
When it’s over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I’ve read through many of your responses to this question and there are so many good ones. What little I have to add to it already been said will include sharing with someone what strengths and qualities you see in them.What kind of encouragement, presents, seeing and Cheryn is open to air.
One of Rilke’s most favored poems.
I live my life in widening circles
that drift out over the things.
I may not achieve the very last,
but it will be my aim.
I circle around God,
around the age-old tower;
I’ve been circling for millennia
and still I don’t know
: am I a falcon,
or a sovereign song?
I think it’s a matter of seeing the new eyes-sounds like a principal in the gratefulness work.
Thanks and nice to meet you
I have some challenging health conditions, but I can maintain well by observing the contents of my mind and ensuring that I maintain a positive attitude. After all it is the condition of our mind that really determines the quality of our life in spite of whatever difficult external or internal situation we experience.
Yes meditation is a wonderful pursuit. Some people misunderstand meditation is a big deal and hard to do and so they either don’t give it a try or they try a little bit and feel like they have failed. Start out by just saying I’m going to be quiet now. You can sit or lay down or even walk, whatever position suits you or all of them. And then start by observing your breath in breath, cool air passing over the back of the throat and then the exhale warm air coming out. Follow the breath 5 t...
Yes meditation is a wonderful pursuit. Some people misunderstand meditation is a big deal and hard to do and so they either don’t give it a try or they try a little bit and feel like they have failed. Start out by just saying I’m going to be quiet now. You can sit or lay down or even walk, whatever position suits you or all of them. And then start by observing your breath in breath, cool air passing over the back of the throat and then the exhale warm air coming out. Follow the breath 5 to 10 times and your mind will already start to quiet down a little bit. Then turn the observer you toward your mind. You may notice repetitive thoughts, thoughts about the past or the future or some negative main stream going on. You can resist getting caught up in the thoughts simply coming back to the breath each time. You may get caught up many such times that’s fine and normal, just continue coming back to the broth. After a while you’ll notice that the pole of your thoughts is less strong until at some point you simply watch them going by like clouds. When you get to this point you are now able to rest more in your true nature which is pure consciousness itself . Consciousness is lucid. You can’t really see it because it’s just like space vast and limitless and eternal. This is the God or Christ within, and when you get space from your thoughts you’re able to rest in your inner sanctuary of peace
Polly, thanks so much for your kind thoughts and sharing of that wonderful poem. There’s another poet I haven’t delved into much but what I’ve read of her is amazing. Her name is Naomi Shihab. Nye/. Search her out on YouTube and you’ll hear some wonderful readings. Yes I am doing better in terms my attitude about my health, and of course the state of our mind is really the ultimate source of health. Peace and blessings.
Right you are. I think she really woke up in people an appreciation of the profound elements in nature. Both she and the Kentucky poet Wendell Nerty Struck many of the same chords in me.
That’s a good one. Thanks much. Let’s keep trading poetry from time to time. Poetry really speaks to me.
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