William BouguereauxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxCHRISTMAS/ 2009xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxPeace in your heart/ Peace in the world....xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://www.ellerochelle.blogspot.com/http://twitter.com/lynxny
ALBERT EINSTEIN:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWhat really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAnger dwells only in the bosom of fools.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://www.ellerochelle.blogspot.com/
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !xGod be in my head, and in my understanding,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
God be in my eyes and in my looking,x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking, x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
God be in my heart, and in my thinking,xx xx
God be in my end, and at my departing. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSarum Primer, 16th Centuryxhttp://www.ellerochelle.blogspot.com/
ALBERT EINSTEIN :xThe theory says a lot, but it does not bring us any closer to the secret of the Old One. I, at any rate, am convinced that he doesn't throw dice.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that is old enough to know better.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAnonymousxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhttp://www.ellerochelle.blogspot.com/
from: TWO GHOSTS/poems xxTHE NEXT PLACExxxWas this the next place for me?xTo be delivered by the redeemer,xkneel in a pew on a velvet cushion,xlean my head forward, and come to reston wood, dare to talk to Godxin another way?xxTake a wafer on my tonguexto chew or melt, I know not which,xand then become intoxicatedby the holy wine?xxxTWO GHOSTS/ poemsxxhttp://www.amazon.com/xxhttp://www.ellerochelle.blogspot.com/x
Apollo in Love with Daphne, 1664/ Nicolas PoussinxxxxxxPERHAPS the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.xAnton Chekhov
you're always in the middle of the universe and the circle is always around you. Everyone who walks up to you has entered that sacred space, and it's not an accident. Whatever comes into that space is there to teach you.
Paraphrasing Wei Wu Wei :xLET US LIVE GLADLY.
We are free to do it. Maybe
it is our only freedom,
but it is ours and it is a
freedom. Can you do it now?
Can you not do it? In fact,
it is not a "doing", it is being
who we are. All else is
bondage; it is living by
xJuly 4th, 2009
"A PEARL IS A BEAUTIFUL THINGTHAT IS PRODUCED BY AN INJURED LIFE.It is the tear that results from the injury ofthe oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life.If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not producethe pearl."xStephan Hoeller
xxxxxxxxxxxxxWhat is required is that we unitewith others, in order thatall may compliment and aid one another through holding together. Whatis required is greatness of spirit,consistency, and strength. x
xxxxxRelationships are formed and established according to definiteinner laws. Common experiencesstrengthen these ties, and thosewho come too late to share inthese basic experiences must suffer for it if, as a straggler, one finds the door locked.x
xxHuman society holds together through a community of intereststhat allow each individual to feel a member of the whole.x
If we cultivate within the purity and strength that are necessary to be at the center of a fellowship, those who are meant for one come of their own accord.x
Not yet a year gone, asleep beneath blossoms, your high clearsong joined to the breeze,rustling verdant leaves.xDid you know, I bet you did,that I would call to you every day,my sentences would end with the phrase, "Well, what do you think Mom"? Or just,"Did you see that, Mom"? xI never crybecause you are here by my side.Even more than when the rain tapped on your green umbrellaas we huddled and skipped over puddles. Did you know that would be so?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI think you did.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxc copyright all rights reserved
ACCORDING TO LAMA DAS, YOU WILL"Sleep easily, wake easily, have pleasant dreams,people will love you, celestial beings will love youand protect you.....you will die unconfused, and be reborn in the happy realms." With the help of:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMETTA PRAYERXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMay all beings be peaceful.May all beings be happy.May all beings be safe.May all beings awaken to the lightof their true nature.May all beings be free.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe Buddha said, recite and meditate on this.
MAHATMA GANDHI :
xxNirvana is the utter extinction of all that is basein us, all that is vicious in us. Nirvana is not like the black, dead peace of the grave, but theliving peace, the living happiness of a soul which is conscious of itself and conscious ofhaving found its own abode in the heart ofthe Eternal.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."xxxxxxxxxxxxStephen R. Covey
xCfrom: Leaves of Grass (1891)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTHERE WAS A CHILD WENT FORTHBy Walt WhitmanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThere was a child went forth each day;And the first object he looked upon, that object he became;And that object became part of him for the day,or a certain part of the day,or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe early lilacs became part of this child,And grass, and white and red morning-glories,and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird,And the Third-month lambs, and the sow's pink-faintlitter, and the mare's foal, and the cow's calf,And the noisy brood of the barnyard..........xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..................His own parents, He that father'd him, and she that had conceiv'dhim in her womb, and birth'd him,They gave this child more of themselves than that;They gave him afterward every day.......
MINNY BLUE AND LINNY AND LYNxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMinny was my Russian grandmother. I was named afterherin the way that immigrant families name theirchildren.You take the first initial of Minny/Menya.xThen decide that's too old fashioned, so you changeit into Linny/Lyn.Somehow a name emerges thatsort of connects up.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMinny came from Roshkov, Ukraine/Russia. She was my father's mother, married my grandfather, the happy-go-lucky fellow who joined the Czars army, deserted it,came to AMERICA, left Minny with four sons under theage of ten. My father, at the age of ten, became the little man of the family when his mother Minny died at the age of thirty-two. Legend says it was of a broken heart. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMy father came to New York when he was twelve and when he saw The Statue of Liberty he thought she was his mother. For all of his ninety-five years he loved and respected America, because he felt that his mother stood guard over the Harbor.Before he died, he gave me a large white linen table cloth that Minny had embroidered in 1909.Exactly one hundred years ago.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMinny Blue. Blue, why? Well, the stitches on the white cloth were blue, her name in Russian, and the date, 1909.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMinny. Linny. Lyn.xxxxxCherish your gifts...let the light within you shine forever.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
SPIRITUAL WARRIORSfind what they are looking forby doing.xxxxxxWe possess the essence of whatwe are looking for within ourselves.xxxxxYour Spirit comes alive through your emotions, body, and intellect. xxxxxMeditation is part of doing. When you see your true essence, you can share it with others.
You must be the change you wantto see in the world.xxxxxxxxxxxMahatma Gandhi