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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 holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving 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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  1. Beautiful photo captures, and excellent visionary words. Thanks for following my photo blog, I hope you’ll check out my other works 🙂

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, I like your photos here, great shot.

    Keep up, have a nice day 🙂

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  3. Whooo!! I’m addicted to her man. I love her big time gentlemen; ever since there was nothing to name she was there with him, eversince the creation she was always the part in each and everyway. I was born she was there for me, in my mother’s she was there for me; i love her, she never disapointed me all my life. Wisdom.. Wisdom is her name… She is from Yahuah the Most High. I love her so much.

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  4. Thank you for liking “Living Bridge.” Nice post! 🙂 I agree with you that wisdom is important not only to have but also to use! 🙂 I also enjoyed seeing your butterfly pseudo-silhouettes.

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  5. Tom: thanks for your, like, on Peace and Quiet in the Forest.

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  6. Thanks for dropping in at flutesandflyingsquirrels.com and leaving a + comment! Your work is delightful, your thoughts are worth remembering. I salute you!

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  7. Tom: Thanks for the like on my Male Cardinal and Black Squirrel.

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  8. if I wanted to wax poetic I could liken the butterfly’s skill at working the flower to your skill at working the camera… these silhouette’s are wonderful

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  9. What incredible images, they truly show how beautiful nature is, and your post on wisdom matches them perfectly. Thank you for visiting.

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  10. I tend to think of the word wisdom,as a noun, just as the dictionary states, but perhaps it is actually a verb. Wisdom as action. I will reflect on this today. Thanks for the thought.

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  11. Tom: thanks for the like on Elm Drive Images, Crimson Colored Grass.

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  12. Tom: Thank you for the, like, on Elm Drive Images…Muffin resting in the Morning Sun.

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  13. Tom: Thanks for the like on To Does Foraging. We’re fortunate to have the Nature Center in our own home town. It is a large area for deer and turkeys.

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  14. Tom, thanks for visiting my blog, explorationsinplace. I love your idea of combining mindfulness and photography. I practice mindfulness myself and try to incorporate it into every part of my life. I wish I could get my dogs to try it!

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  15. Wow, a lovely and moving piece of writing – your perceptions match my own in countless ways and I am always grateful to read what another teacher has to say – at 70 – the subject of wisdom leaves me asking what I have learned….

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  16. Such wonderful pictures and wise words. I agree and I think wisdom seems to come from being able to step back from our own perception and evaluate and emphasise with the wider world around us.

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  17. Meaningful visuals and thought provoking words. You gave me something to reflect on and something to seek. Thank you!

    Light and Peace,
    Zahra

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  18. Love your blog! Really resonate with your words, your ethos is very similar to what I base my blog on. I especially liked when you say; “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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  19. Wisdom is sadly missing in America at the present time. Or am I an unknowing cynic. The world fears Trump are we being timid and frightened for nothing. Or are we being wise and see the doom of truth being just a memory. I really liked your article. Australia I am fortunate to say is veering on the side of wisdom.

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  20. Nice work and words, Tom! Reminds me a little of a similar path I share in my little book series beginning with Meditations of John Muir. All the best!

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  21. i haven’t read a single word of this post yet, just had to say, immediately, that picture is an oh my god moment.

    i’ll be back after reading. see ya.

    wow.

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  22. Brilliant photographs and carefully chosen comments add up to a very enjoyable blog. I shall check in regularly.

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