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Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Sky 2

“What calls the ear to listen,
or the eye to see
more than the surface façade
that shrouds the essential spirit?

…Bare your heart to the Unknown
and never look back.

What you are stands content,
and everlasting.

…split open into eternal delight.”


“All that remains is
the beaming luminosity
of Life Itself.”

Author unknown

May you awaken
to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity
of your own Presence.
May you have joy and peace
in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement
when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift
and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame,
and anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.
May you be consoled
in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of wonder.

John O’Donohue

“When you tire of your own constriction
and you open to the flow of life,
you feel a river
moving in you,
a joy…”

“Something bigger and brighter always
calls to break through and shine.”

Elizabeth Lesser
Broken Open


  1. I am especially drawn to this first photo with the lovely shining, luminescent light! And I love the John O'Donahue poem. "May you awaken to the mystery of being here" love that line. Now if I could just do this each day, that would create a different orientation to life.

    reminds me of a short dharma talk (8 min) I listened to by Gil Fronsdal last night on contentment, just about creating the attitude of contentment or looking deeply at it's absence.

    thanks for making us think deeply, as always!

  2. ZDS ~ Ah yes, the first photo caught me too. DH took it with his cell phone! Forgot to write that at the end...

    For some reason I am drawn to the sky lately, finding inspiration there, and then finding the quotes to go with the photos has been inspiring for me as well - reminding myself of what I need to hear.

    Do you have the link for Gil's dharma talk?

  3. "the quiet miracles that seek no attention." I love John O'Donohue, have two of his books. i too love that top photo. mystical.

  4. Suki ~ That top one looks even more mysterious enlarged, as if there is a great portal... And the second one, when enlarged, shows greater definition of those lovely clouds... Many years ago I listened to Anam Cara by John O'Donohoe.

  5. The talks are at audio dharma and there are tons of them, some long, some short. I like his quiet, grounded way of expressing the dharma.

  6. Thank you Carole... I checked out the website. Wow - that oughta keep me busy for a while :)

  7. Your magical images and collection of quotes today lifted me... Thank you so much, Christine :o) ((HUGS))

  8. Thank you Tracy :) And I love that painting of the Buddha that you did! I love how we all keep inspiring each other! Hugs and Bows...

  9. It seems we are drawn to a similar 'Luna See'...lovely... the way that you have of Lookin' Up.

  10. Hey D! Thanks for coming by! :) Yes, "Luna See" - being drawn skyward - to the Mystery there... So many places and spaces to find Her :)

  11. Dearest Christine...thank you for this beautiful collection of photos and quotes...They all feel so ripe for right here and now...
    "…Bare your heart to the Unknown
    and never look back." -- YES!!!
    xoxo ♥

  12. Leslie ~ Thank you Dear Heart as always :) They were all taken in the right here, right now moment - delightful :)

    Baring the heart - always... ♥ :)

  13. Christine--we are so blessed in our flight! <3


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