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About inheritance

inheritances

Seeing this plant age so gracefully inspired me with its elegant lines, uprightness, and gesture indicating it had sung many happy songs in the sun. This will surely affect the next generation, gifts to its children, as its ancestors influenced this one. I have observed this kind of plant in the spring during which it has a structure that looks star-like from which flowers sprout. All its blossoms spring from stars.

 

“Everything
we think,
feel, and do
has an effect
on our ancestors
and all future generations
and reverberates
throughout
the universe.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Your body is not yours alone.
It belongs to your ancestors,
your parents,
future generations,
and to society
and all other living beings.
All of them have come together
to bring about the presence
of this body.
Keeping your body healthy
is an expression of gratitude
to the whole cosmos.
If you are healthy
physically and mentally,
all of us will benefit.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh, “Moments of Mindfulness”




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A Song

 

“All life has emptiness at its core; it is the quiet hollow reed through which the wind of God blows and makes the music that is our life.  Without that emptiness, we are clogged and unable to give birth to music, love, or kindness.  All creation springs from emptiness: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form, and void…”

-WayneMuller, “Sabbath, Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives”, p.51




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Heart Song

 

I have a very musical family. They can pull harmonious melodies out of the air with the same ease as breathing.

“If you hear a voice
inside your heart,
listen . . .
and through that music
you will learn to sing.

When you become
a sheet of music without notes,
your song will sing you.”

-John Squadra, This Ecstasy, Heron Dance Press

 

“Pure music is as big as space. It is God. It is the secret of allowing the sound of the universe to flow through you.”

Amma

 

 




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Aging Grace

dried lieaves with fuzz

 

white fuzzy seeds blowing in the air
some have become integral with these dying leaves
reminding me of the parable of the seed
the Word

for these leaves
these Words are softening the letting go process
their faith lighting the way

~
some words that are sticking in my head from a song we sung today at church…

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Autumn Song, Birdsong, A Call to Unity

collage, bird, autumn leaves

This is a digital collage of a pelican, some autumn leaves and colored glass.

“Birdsong brings relief to my longing.  I am just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say!  Please, universal soul, practice some song, or something through me!”

– Rumi, “Birdsong”, translated by Coleman Barks
 

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