Tag Archives: Rumi

Silence is an Ocean – Rumi. (WPC Five Images)

Nothing’s happening
Yet everything is here Now
I breathe in silence.

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I wait in silence
For a small sign from above
To take the next step.

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The day goes to sleep
Never to wake up again
Blue silence remains.

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Life crafts miracles
In the silence of the night
I trust and exhale.

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A Day by the Sea

Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. – Thich Nhat Hanh

the bay before sunrise UD15The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. – Rumi

sunrise at the beach UD1God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest. –  P. D. James

Willet shore birdWhat will our children do in the morning if they don’t see us fly? – Rumi

sandwich tern flying in the surf in ud67I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. – Charles Lindbergh

pelican taking off 3 ud25Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Khaled Hosseini

our camp on dolphin island ud67.jpgMay your journey through life be vibrant and full of colorful rainbows. -Harley King

rainbow beach ud67bClouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

sunset ship ud67For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.       – Richard H. Baker

full moon clearwater floridaThe pure bliss nature will plant in your soul is worth a day spent by the sea. – Tiny

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

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

Monday Musings: On Love

This weeks musings include six of my favorite quotes on love, with images from nature I feel represent the message. With somewhat creative interpretation.

Perhaps something to ponder. Have a wonderful week. Tiny

moorhen chick LWe are born of love. Love is our mother. – Rumi

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A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller

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Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara de Angelis

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The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich

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Love is like a beautiful flower,  which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. – Helen Keller

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Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

Monday Musings: On Silence

“Let silence take you to the core of life.”

“The quieter you become the more able you are to hear.”

Rumi

 “Are you listening?

Be aware of the silence.

Hear life’s depths revealed.

Watch sources of strength be born.

Be still – be present.”

-Tiny 🙂

Musing Monday: Stop Weaving

“In Silence there is eloquence.

Stop weaving

and see how the pattern improves.”

– Rumi

We might believe we are at the controls of our life, and therefore able to weave whatever pattern we have designed. But many of us have already learned that the pattern we’ve weaved doesn’t look anything like the design we had made. And some of it certainly isn’t that eloquent. Can we stop weaving and trust that the pattern will improve? Something to ponder this week … when the Selfie Sticks sell like butter.