To Waste My Heart on Fear No More

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“May I have the courage, today, to live the life that I would love,

to postpone my dream no longer, but do at last what I came here for,

and waste my heart on fear no more.”

John O’Donohue

Image: Sunset over Mykonos, Greek Islands.

The Day of the Sun

Sun-day morning. Lovely!! I’m sitting here in my warm, comfortable bed, sipping a mug of strong, hot tea and counting my blessings. I’m dwelling on the beauty and goodness in the world.  It doesn’t mean that I don’t see the world’s pain, just that I choose not to focus upon it. For according to the Law of Attraction, we get more of what we focus on.  

I was listening to a recording last night on the teachings of the Indian guru, Paramahansa Yogananda [1893-1952]. He advocated forgiveness, kindness and compassion as being essentials for right living. These qualities stem from heart level, the core of our being.  As the wise King Solomon of Israel said: “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

The more we demonstrate these qualities in our lives, the closer we come to  the consciousness of the Master Jesus, who consistently chose to express these intrinsic values throughout his life, even when he was suffering the horrors of crucifixion.

When the disciple, Peter, asked Jesus if he should forgive others as many as seven times, Jesus replied that he should rather forgive seventy times seven. I don’t think that he was literally saying that we must forgive exactly 490 times, but rather that we should not put limitations on our forgiveness of others. 

There are no limitations to unconditional love, which only seeks the best for others, which constantly demonstrates unconditional forgiveness, kindness and compassion.

Sun-day. The day of the Sun. The special day for shining forth the warm rays of Light and Love from our hearts, to illuminate our beautiful world. As Mother Teresa said:“If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

Heavens Embroidered Cloths

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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths

En-wrought with golden and silver light

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths

Of night and light and the half-light

I would spread the cloths under your feet

 

But I, being poor, have only my dreams

I have spread my dreams under your feet

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

I had an amazing experience paddling in the sea, on an almost deserted beach, with the sun setting over the Lleyn Peninsula. As it set, the almost-full moon rose behind me. I could have stayed there all night. Such awe-inspiring beauty stirring my heart.

Images: Sunset at Black Rock Beach, N W Wales  15th August, 2016

Mirage or Miracle

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Although I love rich, vibrant colours, I wouldn’t usually post a photo which is so obviously overdone, but while playing around in Adobe Lightroom this evening, and taking artistic licence, I suddenly realised that there was a golden cross reflecting back to me!!