Monday Musings: Observe the Wonders

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. -Rumi

boat paintingPeaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. – Rumi

sunrise oil painting 4And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. -Rumi

oil paint greece M

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. – Rumi 

50 thoughts on “Monday Musings: Observe the Wonders”

  1. Thanks Joanne. His words have so much relevance even today..a couple of these photos were older, just reprocessed them today 🙂

    1. My fave:

      And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. -Rumi

      1. Thanks Nancy. I first selected the quotes from my library, and then the images…and got a bit “filter-happy” to put them in the right mood. Glad you liked the combination.

    1. These are profound messages (like much of his poetry) and I’m happy my images reinforced the sentiments 🙂 Very happy to hear you’re smiling, Sirpa.

      1. It started out fairly dreadfully, (I’ve never handled conflict well) but it has gradually improved. And the sun is shining and the ruby-throated hummingbird, the red-bellied woodpecker, the goldfinches, etc are all right outside my window…so it will all be well. 🙂

    1. Thanks Celestine. These are my favorite colors, but somehow I haven’t used them in my work lately…need to correct that going forward 🙂

    1. Thanks Noora! It is timeless indeed. His poetry was the first spark for me to try my hand on writing poems. Have a wonderful week you too!

  2. Love your amazing creativity– but your brilliantly chosen quote at the very end filled my heart with sunshine!! Thank you Tiny! I’ve been traveling and hope all is well in your beautiful world!!!

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