Monday, August 11, 2014

Contemplative Monday



The following quote is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron' (click).

OUR TRUE NATURE


"Our true nature is like a precious jewel:


although it may be temporarily buried in mud,


it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.


We simply have to uncover it."



20 comments:

  1. Covered in mud - yep, that's me - er... my true nature.

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    1. You weren't born with that mud, Sharon. You acquired it along the way let's say. Like we all did.

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  2. Good food for thought this morning, Jim! And I love the photos. Happy Monday to ya!

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    1. And to you too, Ms.Martha!
      thanks.

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  3. The photos are particularly good this week. Thank you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, I am here for you in the photo department! lol
      thanks.

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    1. One good thing, Mitchell, is that 'mud masks' can do wonders!! Once it's all removed of course......a little at a time.

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  5. Trying hard to find a shovel, guess it might be lost in my "peaceful" character. love the surfers and your new header photo, one of the nicest. Cheers, Jean

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    1. A good shake can get rid of a surprising amount of that 'mud', Jean! lol
      That header was taken on the weekend from MacDonald Hill where my shop is located. I can't get over the view there....every day it is different.

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  6. And wash the mud off...
    But that would be my rational side speaking.
    :D

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    1. So rational you are Bruno!
      What you have no problem doing, a lot of us have a hard time getting that 'stuff' off!!

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  7. "Buried in mud"! I like that!

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    1. Great image, eh Terry?! And we all know how 'sticky' that mud can be!

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  8. That is a great quote, Jim as so true.
    Wonderful shots
    Smiles

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    1. I think so too, Margie. we can all 'clean' ourselves of the mud we have gathered.

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  9. I recently visited one of Detroit's oldest cemeteries, located next to Ford's steel refinery. All of the monuments were covered in a soot that could not be cleaned off easily. Thousands of them and many of some of Michigan's most important history makers. But the stones that had sunk in the soft earth, need only to be raised, much like our souls, to view their pristine beauty that has been buried for years.
    How long will we allow our beauty to be hidden before we are unearthed to shine in the gleaming sun?

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    1. Great analogy Stew!
      I guess we all wait for 'right time' that is best for each of us.......then we will 'let out beauty shine' as it ought.

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  10. This i agree with, no matter what happens...our soul never dies, we may make mistakes but we need to help one another and not to judge,never judge

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