Tag Archive | life.

….the measure of a civilization…..

” I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings
of concrete are, But rather how well its people have learned
to relate to their environment and fellow man.”

~ Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

Art by Claudia Tremblay
Text & image source: Rivers in the Ocean https://www.facebook.com/RiversInTheOcean/

Fear is born of a lack of understanding

Fear is born of a lack of understanding, the need to control,
and, more important, the absence of love. Fear can make a person
see something that is not there, or hear something that is not said.

~ Iyanla Vanzant

Text & image credit: Iyanla Vanzant

I like the sweet, simple things

“I like old bookstores, 
the smell of coffee brewing, 
rainy day naps, 
farmhouse porches, and sunsets. 
I like the sweet, simple things 
that remind me that life doesn’t have to be 
complicated to be beautiful.” 

― Brooke Hampton

Artist Anna Speshilova, Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#SoftTuesday . . . .If you smile at me

If you smile at me 
I will understand
cause that is something
everybody everywhere does
in the same language.

~ David Crosby

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

In all things of nature…..

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

~ Plato

Photo: Luisa Marina López Arias . antennae of the glowworm beetle.

Text & image source: Jain 108 Mathemagics

Sunday Morning Prayer

God, help me discern what matters and what does not.
What helps me trust you and serve the world,
what helps me honor who you create me to be—
and what does not? 
Help me let go of fears and desires and meaningless opinion, 
judgments of the way things ought to be,
other people’s ideas about me. 
They don’t matter. Let them go. 
Set my mind on what is actually true and life-giving.
Help me be mindful of your grace at work always,
your constant presence, even in the awful times, 
and the gift of being with you, even in the horrible times.
Fix my mind on your grace, 
and give me faith to let go of everything else.
Nothing else will fit in this little lifeboat
but me and you, and your infinite grace.

~Steve Garnaas-Holmes #Shalem

Text & image source: Shalem Institue