Thought for today july 14th 2015

CS8C8432 HOUHU Lotus

Where there is a will there is a way.
And this must be the way not of compulsion but of cooperation…
no plan can succeed without it.

Photography Credit
Rise Liao
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Kindness

United Colours of Summer

Kindness is a precious jewel
That one can give to another
Kindness is a priceless gem
That can help you in future.

Kindness does not require money
It requires true care
And affection, love & knowledge
Today which are very rare.

Kindness always brings
Peace to soul & mind
No better way of salvation
Other than kindness you would find.

Kindness cannot be only shown
By people adult and old
Kindness can be shown by
Any heart pure like gold.

Photography Credit
Roesellen Rallmond
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Thought for today july 5th 2015

triplet

Nature is based on harmony.
So it says if we want to survive and become more like nature,
then we actually have to understand that it’s cooperation versus competition.

Photography Credit
catlover
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/90389546@N00/4424487081&quot;

Thought for today july 4th 2015

Liberdade... | Freedom...

Today I choose life.
Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain…
To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices –
today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Photography Credit
Rosa Gamboias
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Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Large Blue (Maculinea arion)

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

Photography Credit
Rezamink
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Awaken

Lotus 1

Let your breath awaken the sleeping giant,
Your words whisper in his ears
Arouse him shaking his shoulders
Guide him, your answers calming his fears.

Raise your voice profoundly in tone,
Gather the forgotten making them one
Summon scholars reknowned; those who toil in the sun.

Within the fabric are many threads,
Under the cloak it widely spreads
From snow-capped mountains to arid plains
Through laughter and tears, courage remains,

From ones in darkness to those within the light,
They bar their souls weeping in the night
Let your breath awakening the human spirit be your plight.

Photography Credit
k_keiko
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Thought for june 22nd 2015

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

Did I offer peace today?
Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?
Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive?
Did I love?
These are the real questions.
I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.

Photography Credit
rezamink
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rezamink/18362166573/&quot;

Thought for today june 15th 2015

IMG_3605 Lotus

Today I choose life.
Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain…
To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices –
today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Photography Credit
Rise Liao
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/riseliao/18820252922/&quot;

Thought for today june 14th 2015

唐招提寺苔庭1

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth,
so virtue appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
To walk safely through the maze of human life,
one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

Photography Credit
k_keiko
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/k_keiko/18617014699/&quot;

Thought for today june 11th 2015

Summer dreaming!

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.

Photography Credit
George (Digisnapper)
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Thought for today june 9th 2015

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Photography Credit
Rezamink
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rezamink/18591479905/&quot;

Celebrate Summer

Summer Time...(Explore....12/4/15)

There is no turning back
We must walk through the fragrant meadow
Wildflowers wave in rainbows
As the wind softly stirs

Behind is the chill of winter
Gray and bare
Leafless trees shivering
Melting now gives way
To emerging spring’s light days

Ah spring we wave a hasty goodbye
For we must run to embrace summer
Laughter of children and the wind
Dare we to separate them now?

Even the bird’s song is more melodious
Butterflies abundant and light
Flitting from flower to flower
And oh those spectacular nights!
A celebration of stars dotting the sky

Fragrant potpourri of flowers
Every artist’s dream
Bursting like fireworks
Oh what splendor is seen

The sea
The sand
The air
The trees
What joy there is
In every breeze

We must inhale every moment
Savor the beauty
If you please
A feast for our eyes
Catch the summer
Ah, it is a tease!

Photography Credit
Gary Neave
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/106365084@N07/16957739749&quot;

Thought for today june 5th 2015

Rose after the rain

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.

Photography Credit
myu-myu
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaoru87/6291573372&quot;

Bruce Lipton ~ Healing Our World

This interview is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.

Enjoy! V.

Peace and Harmony

Summer time

I heard a sigh
Deep, forlorn
Looked around
No one was to be found;

I heard a voice
Full of anger and doubt
Again I looked
No one was about;

I felt a tear
Upon my face
Suddenly I was aware
Of what had taken place;
Unaware of what I’d become
Attached to myself
Alone.
Apart from anyone

Twas then I heard a
Voice
As clear as can be;
You are my special child
Look to Me always
For peace;
Look beyond yourself always
For harmony

Photography Credit
Dziobak
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Thought for today may 31st 2015

Hey Mr Dandelion, lend me your ear

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?
Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions.
I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits,
here in this world and the life to come.

Photography Credit
Saul_Good
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/saul_good/14214710903&quot;

Thought for today may 25th 2015

Dawn Beach St. Maarten

Today I choose life.
Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy,
happiness, negativity, pain…
To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices –
today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Photography Credit
Lisa O
themaclady
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/losta/8191264373&quot;

Thought for today may 23rd 2015

あやめ1

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution
to the healing of the world.

Photography Credit
k_keiko
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/k_keiko/17187331623/&quot;

Symbolism of the Rose

To the fabulous four! I just love this post about the symbolism of the rose with all the beautiful poetry and all the lovely images to go with it. I would like to share it with my readers. Thank you! Wishing you a great weekend! Hugs! Veraiconica

The World according to Dina

Even Bookfayries need a holiday. So we happily let our dear Master write about the symbolism of the rose, as he knows much more about symbolism as we do.

Auch Buchfeen benötigen Ferien! Also haben wir heute unserem Masterchen das Feld überlassen, da er sich eh besser als wir in der Symbolik auskennt.

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The Rose

These remarks about the sybolism of the rose are dedicated to Pia Scheiring, this Pia, who assiduously is commenting here and gave me the definite book about the rose “The Rose” by David Austin, the most famous English cultivator of roses.

Die Rose

Meine Studie zur Symbolik der Rose ist Pia Scheiring gewidmet,  ja genau, der Pia, die hier fleißig kommentiert und mir das hervorragende Standardwerk “The Rose” von David Austin, dem berühmtesten Rosenzüchter Englands, schenkte.

Goethe like always in love, this time with Friederike Brion, wrote one of his most famous poems 1799, which…

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Thought for today may 22nd 2015

Apparenze

The true secret of happiness lies
in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

Photography Credit
lorenza
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Thought for today may 21st 2015

Rhapsody in Blue:Rose:玫瑰花

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Photography Credit
love_child_kyoto
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/7294954@N02/17785998176/&quot;

Thought for today may 17th 2015

Bluebells

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Photography Credit
EvilEyeGoshawk
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjtrevis-smith/17730830452/&quot;

Thought for today may 16th 2015

Daisy-Chain

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.
Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor,
and your picture begins to lighten up.

Photography Credit
EvlEyeGoshawk
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rjtrevis-smith/17545830070/&quot;

Words

lotus flower surreal series - DD0A1871-2-1000

Words point at the Truth
Just as you can point
With your finger to the moon

But just as your finger
IS not the moon
Words ARE not the Truth

And just as we can see the moon
Without your finger
It is possible to see the Truth
Without words

It’s good to be guided by the words
To find the Truth
But without silence
Without reflection
Without connection to your soul
Any word will be in vain.

The words are there for us,
Let us see them with our soul.

Photography Credit
Bahman Farzad
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/21644167@N04/9338014285&quot;

The Song Of The Bees

European Honey Bee Touching Down

I was sitting in a long and lazy chair
Enjoying the afternoon’s heat
With a breeze of lovely fresh air
And a book, a wonderful read

When out of the high branches of the trees
On my shoulder landed a swarm of bees
One of them climbed up near to my ear
What she whispered was amazing to hear;

“You know my human friend, we bees are quite wise
We like to work and make some honey, so nice
We visit the flowers every day of our life
No way we just sit and relax in our hive”

I thought that was a great message of the little bee
I thanked her for sharing her wisdom with me
She smiled and crawled back to my shoulder
Another one came up who looked a little bit older:

“Did you know my lovely, human brother
We bees care very much for one another
If one little bee hurts, no matter young or old
She is never left alone” was what I was told.

I was excited for all this wisdom to hear
From a group of little bees, so close to my ear
But this was not yet where it would end
Because up came another bee-ish friend:

“My kind human companion, did you know
Every day, every bee will make a bow
For we always thank our Creator so great
For every flower and all that He has made”

I was amazed to hear all this, more than a bit
These bees were so wise, no doubt about it
I wanted to hear so much more of my bee-bee friends
But soon they flew away and that’s where the story ends.

Photography Credit
autan
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/autanex/519742656&quot;

Thought for today may 11th 2015

A time to grow

Nature is based on harmony.
So it says if we want to survive and become more like nature,
then we actually have to understand that it’s cooperation versus competition.

Photography Credit
Luuk Belgers
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabudis/17168697099/&quot;

The Call of Freedom

“With the serious intention to truly be free comes the recognition that there is nothing more important than freedom. Nothing. Tell the truth about what you want. What you are seeking under the guise of enlightenment or Self-Realization. Profoundly examine your motivation.”
Gangaji

Daydream

Popped rainbow

Why not have a very special dream

A daydream
In which you can do anything
lets fly into hot sunbeams
follow the heavenly path high up
over the appearing rainbow
look down at houses in a neat row
hear the churches bells ring
as well as childrens voices sing

A daydream
In which we could be all equal
Some sort of earthly paradise
Where sun eternally rises
Warming up the entire humanity
People caring and full of charity
Dancing and music daily occupation
What a magnificient intonation

A daydream
In which you can go anywhere
Places where everybody cares
Never alone and unhappy again
Moods tremendeously serene
Don’t ever stop to dream
like savouring a tasty smoothy cream
but nevertheless remember ……..it’s just a very special daydream

Photography Credit
Steve Braund
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevebraund/14380878032&quot;

Thought for today may 10th 2015

3 tones of wisteria / 三色の藤

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon,
lighting up the future but reflected also on the past
in the guise of fond memories.

Photography Credi
k_keiko
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/k_keiko/16868831654/&quot;

Mothers Are Special

Rose

There is no love like a mother’s love,
no stronger bond on earth
Like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother when she gives birth.
A mother’s love is forever strong,
never changing for all time
And when her children need her most,
a mother’s love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one
For all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they’ve done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother’s love lives on
Through many generations,
with God’s blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love
From the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.

Photography Credit
Rise Liao
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/riseliao/6185065407&quot;

The Golden Key

Key to the sun

One day, I want to melt all gold on earth
And make a wonderful key with it all
This special key of incredible worth
Will be fit to unlock your heart and soul
The remote buttons will work like a smile
Like a lawine of sweet and loving words
I will turn that key with a manly style
And happy thoughts will fly to you as birds
A simple turn of the sweet golden key
Just like a wonder, magic fun and true
Will cause, for everyone to hear and see
A wave of peace and happiness in you
Let’s dream of a universe filled with love
And all may get a key from High Above

Photography Credit
Alex Koh
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkoh/2998303618&quot;