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Wisdom is one of the most important things in life…

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.    Wisdom is one of the most important things in life.  For without wisdom, one’s life may be essentially like an empty shell; such a life would very possibly be like a light bulb that has no illumination; it would be like a caterpillar that never changes into a true butterfly.  Without wisdom, one may, indeed, lead a very comfortable life, a very financially secure, safe, and luxurious life.   However, without that inner profundity (of wisdom)… such an outwardly appearing “successful” life is likely (largely) a rather cadaverous existence.   Without true compassion, heartfelt awareness for all, deep insight, and non-fragmented perception…  deep wisdom is not.  One cannot have true wisdom if one merely fits in nicely into the indifferent edicts of society, while languidly allowing things to remain as they are.  The vast disorder (of society) may seem to be overwhelming; but a little bit of pure order can have tremendous power.  Changing the way one lives and being a better example is one way to act.   Wisdom acts; if it doesn’t often act — if it sits around merely comfortably reacting — it isn’t wisdom.  It isn’t easy to be in the minority (different from so many who hardly ever care); but not to peacefully stand up and do something against indifference, suffering, disorder, and tyranny is nonsensical.

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from Stephen Crane:

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Once I saw mountains angry,
And ranged in battle-front.
Against them stood a little man;
Aye, he was no bigger than my finger.
I laughed, and spoke to one near me,
“Will he prevail?”
“Surely,” replied this other;
“His grandfathers beat them many times.”
Then did I see much virtue in grandfathers —
At least, for the little man
Who stood against the mountains.

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Pseudo-silhouette (2) by Thomas Peace 2013

Pseudo-silhouette (2) by Thomas Peace 2013

Pseudo-silhouette (1) by Thomas Peace 2013

Pseudo-silhouette (1) by Thomas Peace 2013

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Pseudo-silhouette (3) by Thomas Peace 2013

Pseudo-silhouette (3) by Thomas Peace 2013

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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