“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?
Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame?
Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car?
Will you find comfort in in rereading your financial statement?
Of course not.
What will matter then will be people.
If relationships will matter most then,
Shouldn’t they matter most now?”
“When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.”
“The only meaningful life is a life that strives for the individual realization–absolute and unconditional–of its own particular law…To the extent that a man is untrue to the law of his being…he has failed to realize his own life’s meaning.
The undiscovered vein within us is a living part of the psyche; classical Chinese philosophy names this interior way “Tao,” and likens it to a flow of water that moves irresistibly towards its goal. To rest in Tao means fulfillment, wholeness, one’s destination reached, one’s mission done; the beginning, end, and perfect realization of the meaning of existence innate in all things.”
― Carl Jung
A Florida man reeled in an 11-foot, 805-pound mako shark from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and decided to stuff it into the back of his pickup truck.GrindTV reported on April 20, 2014, that Joey Polk was casually photographed at a gas station with the possible world record shark sitting in the back of his truck as he was fueling up.
Here is an Earth Day meditation for you, please share it.
The earth is a wise and loving mother. She provides everything we could ever need. There is water, food, air and companionship. We have an infinite variety of animals, vegetation, birds, fish and other natural wonders.
We have treated this planet very poorly, using up our valuable resources. If we continue, we will have no place to live.
I commit to lovingly taking care of and improving the quality of life in this world. My thoughts are clear and loving and concerned. I express random acts of kindness whenever I can. It is my planet, and I help to make it a better place to live.
I imagine a peaceful planet, with a clean, healthy environment for all. I see all the people on the planet opening their hearts and their minds and working together to create a world where it is safe for us to love each other. It is possible, and it begins with me.
Let’s affirm: I appreciate the beautiful world I live in.”
Early last week, Purpleraysblog was nominated for the Don Charisma’s version of Inner Peace Award by Marlyn of http://kintal.wordpress.com
Marlyn understands the language of colors and pictures and speaks it with uncommon eloquence! You have probably heard that “a picture speaks more than a thousand words”, you can say that again and again for Marlyn’s illustrations! They don’t only express thousands of words, they speak many languages! They have something for every tongue, culture, religion or, creed; and for those who do not understand the language of pictures, she spices her posts with insightful words to serve a complete menu! A big thank you Marlyn, for the award
Now to the award!
Its simple acceptance condition stands the award out: write a short piece on why you are accepting it! That’s it!
Like I said in the acceptance post of a similar version “The award’s magic lies primarily in its wording: INNER PEACE! Who doesn’t wish himself or herself inner peace? “Go in peace”, “Peace be upon you”, “Peace, I leave with you”, are some of the unforgettable heralds given to mankind by Masters and Light Messengers over the ages!”
More so, I cherish every nomination and consider it a hand of appreciation extended by friends! For me, “Awards are like hugs and nominations are like out-stretched arms for a warm embrace! Once someone offers you one, courtesy demands that you also reach out or, at least, tone it down to a handshake; unless, you have serious issues with the person!”
I offer the award to my friends/readers on the WordPress platform for their wonderful inspiration and support! Also, I am specially dedicating it to Tracy of http://fecthis.wordpress.com
Tracy opened my eyes to the world of the scourge of breast cancer and what my late cousin secretively endured! In her last days, my cousin was always ‘seeing the doctor’ and her closest confidants only told us she had BP problems! It was only months after she had passed on that I stumbled on the information that she actually had breast cancer. I was speechless and still don’t understand why they shrouded her illness in such secrecy! Every now and then I keep wondering how many more health issues are firmly tucked away in my extended family cupboards?
Not so with Tracy and what a delightful change! She freely discusses the ailment and her treatment procedures without bitterness! She spares no detail and bears no grudge, not even on cancer! It is only a benevolent soul like Tracy that can still afford to say, ”In spite of everything that’s happened I don’t resent cancer; it’s just something that happened.”
Fortunately, she is gradually recovering and as usual, taking life as it comes with exemplarily positive attitude!
Deeply stirring are Tracy’s words in a recent post:
“It seems some good can come from almost any situation, including those that derail the life we once knew. Twenty-two months of change has driven me to chose the road less travelled. Though there are bumps along the way, I suspect its a happier and healthier road overall.”