Step in to the threshold of each & every day
Living your life with love light peace & joy*
If you can manage that you will quickly see
That you have found the missing pieces…
I hardly ever re-blog but these pearls of wisdom I found on http://drbillwooten.com/2014/04/29/life-in-general/#comment-5530 were screaming to be published further on!
“Feelings of suffering change into those of happiness. Feelings of happiness change into suffering. Both arise in dependence upon internal and external causes which change. For example, we see food as pleasurable, but if we eat too much, then it causes suffering. When we are young, we see our bodies as a source of pleasure. As we become older, the same body becomes a source of suffering. Just as a wave is always changing, so the nature of suffering is always to change. It may be experienced as pleasure or as suffering, but it arises from the same source. Pleasure arises from suffering. Seeing pleasure as happiness constitutes suffering. …Pain and pleasure are of the same nature. Although they look different at different times, they both arise from the same sea of delusion and karmic action. Pleasure or pain, one or the other, arises and then falls back into the ocean. Thus we can conclude that pleasure and pain within the ocean of samsara are basically suffering, and dissolve into suffering. This becomes evident in the wide variety of sudden changes of experience depicted in films. Love and hatred, happiness and family strife, peace and war, follow each other in rapid succession. The continuous change, although exaggerated in films, is characteristic of life in general”.
– Ven. Gen Lobsang Gyatso.
These photos and poem were inspired by the blogger Junsjazz Images & Inspiration who always has great advice on photography.
I had fun playing around plain tools as a fennel for a tunnel vision and a sifter for a vintage effect. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
The wig of a scarecrow
Call an onion by its name
And the vim from a warm (1)
Kitchen floats with the
Tenderness of young dreams.
Observe the art of its
Layers, sometimes cracked
Revealing viridity under… (2)
Adorned by a golden glow
Tips resembling the wig of
A scarecrow built carelessly
With the clothes become rags
From stretched days, short nights…
Call an onion and it will
Faithfully expose the aroma,
Give flair to the forlorn, for
In every living, growing,
Is poetry. To the recipient
Of all that is moving and
Changing… days ticking,
Mildew spreading, Calling
Loudly your name.
Ebullient vitality and energy. See Synonyms at vigor.
[Latin, accusative of v s; see wei – in Indo-European roots.]
a. The quality or condition of being green; greenness.
b. The green color of vegetation or leaves.
2. Innocence or inexperience.
This poem was inspired by a very special encounter in my younger age with an older lady and a noble soul.
Precious and valuable
Moments are not always
Seen, felt or appreciated
At the time experienced
Some people we encounter
Open up as hesitantly as
The heavy red velvet drapery
Of an age-old theatre
Revealing the folds of their
Life sparingly with the
Delicacy of a mother bird
Building a nest for her young
Twig by twig for some
Saliva and mud for others
As the patient Barn Swallow
Decorating nature’s scenery
With a lesson of brio and generosity (1)
Those are the brief twinkles
The world offers us as a glimpse
Of its limitlessness and hidden frills
How do we KNOW a moment
Be fully aware of its worth
Feel between our thumb and index
The texture of authenticity and perfection?
Practice and age chisel the tools
Of our wishful transcendence (2)
And when some open hesitantly
The curtains of their inner
Just maybe we will open it
With the thrill of a first
Birthday gift, hide it from
The envious, bring it down
From its niche with veneration
Acknowledge and appraise
The glamour of individuality
Nobility of essence
The validity of confident whispers
The strength needed to remove
The swathes of our souls
And expose the raw artistry
Of treasured encounters.
Vigor; vivacity: “She tells their story with brio and a mixture of sympathy and tart insight” (Michiko Kakutani).
[Italian, from Spanish brio or Provençal briu, both of Celtic origin; see gwer -1 in Indo-European roots.]
1. Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
2. Lying beyond the ordinary range of perception: “fails to achieve a transcendent significance in suffering and squalor” (National Review).
a. Transcending the Aristotelian categories.
b. In Kant’s theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
4. Being above and independent of the material universe. Used of the Deity.