‘You are made in the image of what you desire’
It’s September, and the season here is ready for a change.
The blackberries declared it end of summer in July this year, tired of waiting, and now we too must accept summer is on the wane.
The Buddhists declare life is impermanence and I think that feels more and more so in this changing world.
To discover joy and peace is to embrace it, and truly see things as they are.
It feels almost impossible to imagine this world evolved and at total peace, with the global headlines of 2017, and yet there are those who believe this could yet be a reality.
It is an incredible thought to imagine human beings understanding each other without error, without fear, and with complete love. But we are human, and for some reason we have been given all of our sides!
Remembering the creations of immense beauty the human has achieved in states of love is humbling, and perhaps the place to begin.
Remembering the acts of pure courage in the face of wickedness is a place to continue.
And finally seeing the acts of total forgiveness when living with loss and grief must be the place to rest, and stay, and learn, and evolve.
From the family, to friends, neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities. From community to countries, alliances and to the entire planet.
Betrayal, corruption, greed and competition exists even within a family. This thing we do, so badly, begins at home. We simply have to evolve. It is time for change.
Well that has been fun – but perhaps it is time for a change – the next few weeks of quotes will be free of theme – literary or sequential – and will stand on a Friday because they inspire and open the mind – I hope you enjoy them, and the wonderful photography mainly drawn from RosieBurtPhotography.
So for this week, Albert Camus, on a theme recently extolled by Eckhart Tolle, amongst all those who believe in the spirit within us.
‘In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.’
It is December, and Advent is upon us!
The shops fill with decorations, the streets fill with shoppers, and the churches fill a few more benches!
Buddhism spreads like wildfire, and in some countries Christians find themselves explaining their faith in a world where it is no longer part of the language.
Whether you call it Essence love or the Holy Spirit of God, or something else altogether – I hope these next few weeks bring you a little extra lightness of being.
Writers use their imagination, on the whole, but there is a magical moment, where some kind of joy just takes the story forwards –
What is that?