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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

…robin takes me away…to meditation

Robin’s Meditation

Robin’s call takes me away
….to another shore
where time has no meaning,
where thoughts exist no more.
Clamoring, clinging shouts
persistently demanding tenant’s rights…
demanding to maintain residence
are losing the battle…
in the joyful call of the robin.

Empty rooms are found and
spaciousness is once again the king

Silence rings its bell
and the unfamiliar taste of rest
is the gift
to welcome new guests like me.

Always follow a robin’s call.
This is life lived.

Marlene

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how to stretch time with a tree….

walk in woods

Yikes!!! Time is just a-tickin’ away.  I just realized I haven’t written a post for over 3 weeks now!!  Not that I haven’t got ideas or stuff that needs to be said… I’ve even got a couple dozen drafts waiting to be finished and posted…and new stuff just keeps pouring in waiting for its chance to be placed onto the printed page.  And I refuse to use the excuse that I don’t have the time…because I’ve learned how to stretch time.

I know that time can be bent and shaped according to my inner state.  It shrinks and expands.  When I’m impatient, waiting in the slow line, time takes forever, and when I have a deadline, I can magically finish a 5 hour job in one hour.  When I’m away from a loved one a week seems like forever but when we’re together no amount of time is ever enough.  And when I’m out on a silent walk in the woods, or deep in a beautiful meditation one moment holds infinity within it.

I love everything that brings me back to remembrance of the importance of every single minute of our lives…whether it’s a deadline or a slow line, an un-done blog post or just a tree in the woods.

PINCH OF SPICE:  This simple process is one way to stretch time and change your life!!!
It’s time once again to take an inventory of how you spend your time.  Review your last 2 or 3 days and make a list of things you did hour by hour.  Then make a list of your priorities in your life.  Does your inventory list match your priority list?  What can you add to or subtract from your days to make them more meaningful…to make each minute be a well used minute?   Be sure to add in some walks in trees and some meditations to bring that timelessness back into your daily doing.

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…silence of nature

 

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness.

God is the friend of silence.

See how nature, trees, flowers, grass, grows in silence.

See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…

We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Mother Teresa

 

Pinch of Spice for this week… and beyond.  Find silence this week wherever you can.  Meditate, take moments to stop and breathe, walk in the woods, look at the skies, look for silence in a flower, read something profound and let it soak your soul.  Allow silence to deeply enter and join with the truth of your being.  Be willing to touch souls.

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