Monday, May 21, 2012

Contemplative Monday


RESPECT FOR WHAT WE SEE


"Honesty without kindness, humor, and goodheartedness


can be just mean.


From the very beginning to the very end,


pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true


isn't just a matter of honesty


but also of compassion and respect for what we see."


The above quote was written by Pema Chodron and was taken from her Heart Advice: Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron

The photos of a 'wind chime disc' were taken last evening as the sun was setting and shining through the red disc and splashing colour onto the Yew bush.

18 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! Love the rocker!

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    1. Thanks Callie! And nice to meet you! Any eggs this morning?

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  2. Beautiful quote and glorious photos.

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    1. Thanks Mitchell! Have a great day!

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  3. Love the photo, but love the quote more. I so agree -- it's perfectly fine to be honest, but no need to be cruel. xoxo

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    1. It is a good quote Nancy, one where there is a balance to find.

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  4. So true, Jim. It's nice to be honest, but not when it comes out harshly. Being tactful with our words is very important as words can be weapons. Those are beautiful photos of a wind chime disc. Have a great day, and a good week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much Martha! I was just telling my sister to check out your blog. She is trying to get photos of the birds visiting her place and your great shots came to mind.
      Here's to a great week!

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  5. What beautiful shots and true words. I like the color reflections on the shiny yew branches.
    Like your header too!

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    1. Thanks Pat! Another being there and noticing.

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  6. So wonderful. Love that bright red glass pendant...

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    1. We've had that glass pendant for so long now and it was the first time I saw the sun shining through it onto a plant.

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  7. these photos and the thoughts with it are so powerful! Really like this. So nice to see you on my friends list and hope to get to know you. i love Nova Scotia, and had the privelege of spending 2 weeks there a few years back. such a special place, and ohhhhhh, the seafood!!!!!

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    1. Jeanne, welcome. And thanks, I like what Pema Chodron has to say too.
      I love Nova Scotia as well, that is why I returned from the west coast of Canada after only two years away. This is home for us. Glad you liked it while you were here.

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  8. I completely agree! Here's another saying I like - "If it's unkind and unnecessary, it should be unsaid."

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    1. I just left your post.....
      Good saying and so true!

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