Watch Out What You Ask For!

“The power of intention is truly the engine of creation.”

I heard the above quote this past week & it certainly gave me food for thought.

Whatever we ‘intend’ to do has positive or negative ramifications. It is the way in which we approach the world that manifests our everyday life. We are the outcome.

Our circumstances are the result of how we react to issues we face.

Creativity comes from the way we focus. Our life unfolds from a picture in the mind.

Watch out!

Look within!

David

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Your Lens

We all see the world through our own lens positioned between the eyes & the brain. However, the brain actually interprets & helps form that world.

If we allow the external world to make up our mind, then we are tossed & turned by external events.

If we train our mind to ‘see’ a different world, we can actually manifest that as our reality.

Meditation & random acts of kindness are tools we can utilize.

The choice is ours.

David

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Unlimited

Painting by Leo Gestel

I’ve bought you a breakfast tray with unlimited refills, he said,

As he carried the laden tray to her bed.

I’ve asked the sun to shine and keep all the clouds at bay,

For this your special day.

And put in a request for the birds to sing in a joyful chorus trill,

And picked a bouquet of sweet smelling blooms to arrange on your windowsill.

I’ve brought you my heart as well, with unlimited love he went on,

And a hand to hold when the going gets rough, and a shoulder to lean upon.

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We Are the Soil

I’m amazed at the ingenuity of our fellow beings.

Ina & I live on an island & in a Province that has a large amount of Agricultural Reserve Land. At the least on the island, we are doing relatively little with it.

Healthy food is a must, obesity is rampant.

Look what someone who lives in an inner city location, is doing about both:

What else can I say?

We are the soil.

David

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Nature Deficit Disorder – Life Balance

Richard Louv’s book, ‘Last Child in the Woods’, introduced the NDD concept.

Richard was referring to children but I believe many of the symptoms may relate to all of us. Reading a new book recently, I ran across the following quote:

“The beauty & tranquility of the old-growth forests, the vistas that stretch for miles over unbroken treetops, the waterfalls & rivers, the severance from the noise & electronic hallucinations of modern existence, become , if you stay out long enough, a balm to wounds. It is in solitude, contemplation, & a connection with nature that we transcend the frenzied & desperate existence imposed on us by the distortions of a commodity culture.” The World As It Is, Chris Hedges

The peace of nature can permeate the harried mind. In the woods the rush of life slows down. The birds, the breeze, the swaying trees, console & relieve, the anxious fears.

Our minds follow paths of progress leading to disappointing comparisons. Our attachment to outcomes leads to inflated expectations. Our lifestyle becomes a source of worry rather than peace of mind.

Nature does not live for tomorrow.

Why do we?

David

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