Sunday, July 11, 2010

A JUMBLE OF THINGS ON MY MIND THIS DAY



















It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted. Japanese Proverb

SEIWA-EN,
"Garden of pure, clear harmony and peace."


"When stability (uniformity) is achieved, there is no more harmony." Jacques Ellul

"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. If we really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile? Our smile affirms our awareness and determination to live in peace and joy. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind."
Thich Nhat Hanh

"Understanding and Love are not two separate things, but just one. To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion. When you understand, you cannot help but love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people."
Thich Nhat Hanh

I truly am amazed at what begins to just happen when you stop trying so hard and just live out of the freedom you know/out of what the Spirit has accomplished in you.
The out bound ripples will leave you confounded and with nothing to boast about....just grateful.

"We don’t give ourselves time - the way that we used to
To watch it all happen, unfolding in sighs"
from the song It's Alright by Ellery

When life is simplified down to that which is necessary, and that which is necessary turns out to be much less than we used to believe it was, we will begin to notice that the days seem much longer than they use to seem. Life is not flying by anymore. The REST begins to feel real and in turn we will notice what being available means. Available for that which is valuable....people and whatever else Father has created and whatever else he is doing at this moment.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful post, Kent.

Thanks for sharing.

Kent said...

Sue, it's just painful seeing what is possible and being caught up in an environment where most people just aren't able to see it yet.

And yet I remember vividly that it wasn't all that long ago that I couldn't either.

Sue said...

Yeah, the distance between what is possible and what is can really do your head in if you think about it too much :)

Sue said...

PS: I have an award for you at my blog :) http://discombobula.blogspot.com/2010/07/lurve.html

Kent said...

Thanks Sue