Saying you live in the here and now still involves measurement and, as such, is still of time and limitation.
The bucket of the transitory has a hole in it… that is eternally pouring out.
When you are truly deep in the woods, you are not in the woods… the woods are in you.
If we are mostly conditioned, then free will has very little place. However, we are still responsible for bringing orderly behavior and getting things right.
Deep intelligence, compassion, wisdom, and real love are not four separate things.
We are all like the fingers of a hand… different, yet not really separate. (This, as was mentioned before in one of my postings, was told to one of the parrots who lives with us… and she said, “You are right!” At least some may understand me, different species or not.)
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.
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This photograph is so gorgeous, Tom. One of your best.
Btw, I agree with your parrot.
Thank you, Ansi! I’ll tell Tweetie that you agree with her! 🙂
I don’t always understand you, unlike Tweetie, (which is my fault, not yours) but I do enjoy your posts. Today’s wise sayings I do comprehend – at least I Think I do! 🙂
And thank you for such nice bold, large, print. Your blog is one of the few I can easily read!
Really lovely photo – the flowers almost look like they’d be furry to touch. 🙂
Understanding today’s stuff is deep and admirable! 🙂
I prefer large print too. It’s too bad, in this comment section, that people’s user-names are in bold, but the comments are so diminutive. Oh well!
We planted a lot of these Veronicas this year. (They’re from Walmart.) They are perennials and really attract butterflies a lot… and they are very furry looking. We planted a cool purple variety too! At first, the raccoons were digging them out, but now they are leaving them be! 🙂
Yes, I also battle with the small grey print in the comments.
I’m glad the raccoons are leaving your plants alone now – they are far too pretty to be uprooted! 🙂
Thanks, sixrosesplusone! 🙂 They are Veronicas, perennials that attract butterflies! I planted another rose bush too! 🙂
Wow! that is great news. Roses never grow in my garden, it is a water logged area and the mesh covering keeps the sun out. are all your stunning photos from your garden?
Great colour and almost 3-d feel to this image!
Thanks, Karen! 🙂 Yes, a lot of depth! I wish I could show some of the true 3D holograms that I used to collect and make!
monkey join parrot in comprehensionness of what tom say.
Awesome! I’ve got a whole zoo of understanding now! 🙂
Beautiful post, Thomas. I specially like the sentence: When you are truly deep in the woods, you are not in the woods… the woods are in you. That’s the way I feel when I’m in nature, I’m always overwhelmed by the beauty and forget everything else. Wonderful together with your lovely photo. Greets to clever Tweetie, Mitza
That’s the way to be, Mitza! Let nature fill you and let the so-called self and collected memories dissolve! 🙂
The birds were watching a Peter Pan animated movie yesterday, and when I went into their room they didn’t even look at me… they were so rapped up in the movie! Once they get involved in the plot of a good movie, you can’t pull them away! 🙂
Maybe you should give them a piece of paper and some colors to become artists. A real “Tweetie” could be sold for 10.000 Dollar. hehe
Good idea! 🙂
Thank you, Joke! 🙂 They’re from the backyard.
Beautiful pink lupine! 🙂
Thank you, Marcela! I’m hoping that they’ll attract a lot of butterflies this summer! 🙂
I hope so.. Tom! Thank you ! 🙂
Stunning photo Tom, absolutely love it!
Much appreciated, Laura! 🙂
Beautiful photo goes perfectly with your insightful words and thoughts. Thank you for sharing with us!
Thanks, Amy! Really liked your bee in the Thistle plant macro! 🙂
Lovely image, great Parrot Tom.
Thank you, Karen! Tweetie is too smart! When I was talking to her today and suggested that maybe she has been truly meditating, she said, “I think you are right!” 🙂
Perfect photo for that post. BTW, you might want to keep listening to what Tweetie says — she always sees it right! 😉