#5019 - Monday, September 9, 2013 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #5019 - Monday, September 9, 2013 - Editor: Gloria LeeThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/"I have been up all night monitoring credible reports from around the world
indicating that nothing is certain. Given the fluidity of the situation, it is highly
advised to postpone your hostilities. And if you must act now, please, do
something kind, or at least something that doesn't kill anybody. I will give you
an update if I learn something new, which is highly unlikely."~ Fred LaMotte
Greg Allen Morgoglione PhotographyMindfulEvery day
I see or hear
that more or lesskills me
that leaves me
like a needlein the haystack
It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and overin joy,
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you helpbut grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable lightof the world,
the oceans shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?~Mary OliverWhat I Have Learned So FarMeditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don't think so.All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of -- indolence, or action.Be ignited, or be gone.~ Mary Olivervia Rashani RéaMIRACLE FAIRThe commonplace miracle:
that so many common miracles take place.
The usual miracles:
invisible dogs barking
in the dead of night.
One of many miracles:
a small and airy cloud
is able to upstage the massive moon.
Several miracles in one:
an alder is reflected in the water
and is reversed from left to right
and grows from crown to root
and never hits bottom
though the water isn't deep.
A run-of-the-mill miracle:
winds mild to moderate
turning gusty in storms.
A miracle in the first place:
cows will be cows.
Next but not least:
just this cherry orchard
from just this cherry pit.
A miracle minus top hat and tails:
fluttering white doves.
A miracle (what else can you call it):
the sun rose today at three fourteen a.m.
and will set tonight at one past eight.
A miracle that's lost on us:
the hand actually has fewer than six fingers
but still it's got more than four.
A miracle, just take a look around:
the inescapable earth.
An extra miracle, extra and ordinary:
can be thought.
~ Wislawa Szymborska
(View With a Grain of Sand, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh)
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