Life is full of them. We are sometimes our greatest obstacles to accomplishing anything. Looking back it is easy to see the pattern of neglect. I neglected myself, in so many ways, with my writing especially. What had once been a haven and solace, became a dreaded chore, pulling words out of thin air … Continue reading Inconsistencies
It is 6 am again. Up before the alarm. Tossed and turned all night so no chance for dreams or much sleeping. Usually this makes me a very cranky person, especially considering that I have another interview today for a retail position. There wasn't much chance to be cranky. The sunrise was a vibrant orange, … Continue reading Cornstalks, Humming birds, and Sunrises
Everyone should read this! The Dalai Lama quote grabs your attention right away. I know that I want to live a life that I actually lived, instead of chasing the same piece of money day in and day out to no end. Great job KnowtheSphere! 😀
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:
“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
The human is a complex organism. Within the sphere of humanity we find the extremes, the hyperextreme and the simple. In a bombardment of culture, information, mental delusion and idealism, we tend to lose the very quality that makes us so special. We render the spirit mute in all of our frivolous pursuits of desire, resulting in a despondence that we continually deny.
The Dalai Lama is very accurate in his statement…
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You ever have a poem that you read that you fall in love with? I finally tracked down the title of the poem from a book I had read a while back. It was a characters favorite poem, and only listed excerpts throughout the book. I do like Rilke, and have fun translating the German … Continue reading In Love with Rilke
Another fun little word, apotropaic. It is pronounced \ap-uh-truh-PEY-ik\. I always have fun figuring out the pronunciation of new words, especially if it is totally foreign to my vocabulary. Such as apotropaic. It means "intending to ward off evil" (Websters Dictonary.com). Apotropaic came into common usage in the 1880s. It comes from the Greek word … Continue reading Ap-uh-tuh-PEY-ik
Daddy It goes without saying, no words needed. This bond cannot be broken, our walls cannot be taken. Father and daughter, this unbreakable bond Ups, downs, sideways, anyway around. My fighter, my model, that guiding light. The strength at my back when the wind gets forceful, the unbendable will when my knees get weak. … Continue reading A Daddy’s Girl
As if you were a tiny delicate flower I nurture you. Filling you up with love, compassion, some patience too. Waiting, watching for you to bloom into a beautiful thing that you are. Oh what a joy you are to me, each syllable, vowel a doorway to a new world. Taking me far away into … Continue reading Complexities of Words
Lately I have followed this blog by Sweet Mother, if you havent read it, go read it! It is a hilarious blog that actually makes you think about your own situations at times. It's akin to a life lesson laced with humor crack. Yes I like using the phrase "humor crack", I am hoping that … Continue reading The Art of Positive Thinking
Blind Union. This post struck me deeply today and I wanted to share this writers words. Beautifully written, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Control? Why control? Many people associate the word control with negative things, such as a control freak, or someone who is uptight, a perfectionist. Yet control is not always a negative word. In fact, taking control of certain things can be a positive change when done correctly. When life changes around you, you cannot control … Continue reading C is for Control