I am obsessed with taking photos of fire. If you know a firefighter, they will talk about fighting the Dragon. I think I actually captured one and several other images…let me know what you see…
Circles, #2 and Be Still
I was listening to some Native American meditation music this morning; something I haven’t done in quite sometime.
This type of music always grounds me. I think that is because I have always identified with that part of my ancestry.
So the speaker starts talking about circles. He points out the “circle of life” and how you start out as a child and end up as a child in the end. I had to really think about that, which made me think of my 100 year old aunt; so now I have a picture of her in my mind. What an amazing pure life she led.
Then the speaker starts talking about the #2. He points out basically, you have 2 choices in life: good or Evil. He points out that the “right hand strikes while the left hand comforts ” and he goes on to say our “right foot can lead us down a good path but our left down an evil one”, WOW so powerful!
The next thing he says is “Be Still” quiet the mind, get grounded. Go outside, sit on the ground and listen. Now this, is my most favorite thing to do. Listening to the wind, trees and birds reminds me the world is such a big place.
So my take away is this: take time to be still and turn off all the chaos or static, get grounded and always give thanks.
I think in general we all have strong opinions about things we dont fully understand until we are MUCH older.
Most of us, when we are young adults, think we know everything. You want to know why that is? Its because we haven’t had enough life experiences to accurately form opinions yet. Now don’t get your undies in a bunch!
There is something to be said about having preconceived notions without the benefits of experience. It is experiences that can make us pause or even doubt our abilities.
But, never forget who helped you become who you are today; good and not so good.
I often remind myself that we are standing on the dust and bones of the people that came before us, our ancestors.
After all, we certainly would not be here if it wasn’t for them to begin with…
What does the word “Spirit” mean to you?
What is the first thing you think of when you see this word?
Sometimes I just get curious about a word, its meaning and how it affects me…
1. The non physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.
2. Those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thoughts and attitudes of a particular period.
Here are the first 10 synonyms listed:
Character, courage, energy, enthusiasm, essence, heart, humor, life, mood, morale.
A Latin version “spirare” means “Breathe”, also “spiritus” means “breath, spirit”.
The use of this word was widely popular in the 1800s but declined rapidly at the turn of the 20th century.
Heres my take on the word “spirit” and the above information.
The word “spirit” means “my essence or soul” and the first thing I think of is a ghost.
Having read the definition, synonyms and various other information, I think we all need to breathe more.
Pay it forward; be kind; be humble
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Gas flame burns blue…its so pretty 💙
So I was inspired to write a bunch of topics down for my new posts and this was one of them.
While driving to work one morning, it occurred to me that sometimes you need to make a split second decision leaving no time to “signal” first.
This thought led to, “damn, isn’t that true to life?”
I like to keep things fluid, I learned early you really can’t be so rigid with your plans. It’s great to have a plan and general direction but life has a way of throwing debris in front of you.
This debris can be anything from a small object or issue, or a huge life altering event. Hindsight being what it is, for me, you have to expect the unexpected.
This leads to my favorite saying “Improvise, Overcome and Adapt” which then leads to my second favorite “Go where the road takes you; you just never know where you’ll end up”.
I feel like someone needs to hear this today.
Please reach out if you’d like to chat.
Heres some of my favorite pictures I took this past weekend:
If these mountains could talk….
Because I love Black and White photos AND Rocks…
Had to share this, what a beautiful message…
What an amazing place! This is the first time I’ve gotten to visit here in the fall 🍁🍂
And, if you know me you know I might have a thing for rocks …BIG and small…
Heres a thought to ponder as you check out the next 20 pictures…
What stories could Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock tell if they could speak? What have they seen 👀?
Do you know the Legend of Blowing Rock? 🏹