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There’s more to life than work
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The Necessity of Rest
- time physically away = luxury
- sabbath in rhythmic rejuvenation sense = regular rhythms of rest > to make space one day a week
- Our society = a go-go-go society
- we work best when we take the time to rest
- choosing to rest one day a week = don’t keep pace with others who are willing to prioritize work over all else
- life = marathon
- no end > tasks to be done
- we are the ones to protect quality of our rest
- digital world cannibalizes time
- Freedom =/= absence of restrictions as finding the right ones > those that fit with the realities of our own nature and those of the world
“Now I know that the best thing I can offer this world is not my force, but a well-tended spirit, a wise and brave soul.”
Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect
The dust has just settled from some glorious time on a vacation away from my phone. It was the kind of magical family affair out in the forest, miles from town, without cell service. The kind where the windows are perpetually open to let in the mountain breeze, and there was not the same frenetic keeping track of others as we so often have in our perpetually connected society. If someone wanted to go out, they went out – to run, walk, fish, hammock, or otherwise. Or if they wanted to stay in, they read on the porch, played a board game, puttered in the kitchen, or took a nap. There was no checking in, no “where are you’s”, simply …
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Paint me in the Shadows
When my time has come and I am gone
Take my ashes and paint me in the shadows
Under the oak tree where memories were made…
In the shadows with the fungi and let me watch it grow
And feel the coolness of the wind floating through the leaves
When my time has come and I am gone
Brush me smoothly under rocks of overhanging cliffs.
Paint me in the shadows where cool water
Trickles its way gurgling neath the trees
And deer quench their thirst on hot summer days
When my time has come and gone
Blend my ashes onto boardwalk pilings.
Paint me in the shadows where I can hear
Excited children walking as the waves roll in
Splashing in the shadows and rolling out again
When my time has come and gone
Take me to the farm I loved so long ago
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In life, it always comes down to going for what you wish to achieve and doing what you love to do.
- If you are convinced that the step you are taking is what you really want, take it.
You spend your life working on yourself, thinking about how to improve, how to grow up, how to develop yourself professionally, how to support yourself and then how to support your family, how to buy a house, how to become a good person at how to take care of those you love and who love you. Then one day you realize that yours is only one life, one of a hundred million that you could have lived or chosen to live. And that we all desperately need to be the protagonists of our own films, with our suspense scenes, the scenes where it seems to us as if there are cameramen somewhere filming us, “come on, get the cameras out”. They have to be somewhere. And it's not like that. No because in reality, what we do is exactly what everyone does. We think we are right to do the…
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Take time, look around at the beauty of nature
Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment, to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day.
~ Kent NerburnTake time, look around at the beauty of nature
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Neem de tijd, kijk rond in de schoonheid van de natuur
Lose Our Fear
Are you creative? Do you live a creative life?
Not exactly convinced we get this question asked of us very often, but “are you creative?”
Personally, I believe that we are all creative. That each one of us has the ability to create “works of art(you can define that however, you like)” that the world and universe desperately want and needs to be part of existence – to be seen and savoured.
Many of you will argue that point.
I’ve often heard people say of themselves, “well…I don’t have a creative bone in my body.” Rubbish – I don’t believe that for even a nanosecond.
Perhaps we’re stuck on the phrases “are you creative?” and “do you live a creative life?” There are more articles and papers on the definition of those two phrases than one might care to look at. But, consider this.
Although we perceive creativity as being…
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Life is good💐
The end May become an outset
The defect May be a signal of uniqueness
The dark May be a door to happiness
The failure could be a step to success
The disease can be an outlet to a better health
The fog May conceal bad vibes
The wind can sweep all microbes
Even rats can keep our balance,
In that wise circle of the universe!
Blessed be that creative One
Who made the moon and the sun!!!
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ تَزَكَّىٰ 14He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself
And mentions the name of his Lord and prays.
وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّىٰ
Al Aalaa chapter
It’s not about what you’re supposed to be
Life is not about what should be.
It is what it is.
How you handle it yourself makes all the difference.
The purpose of this glorious life…
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Het doel van dit glorieuze leven…
The purpose of this glorious life is not simply to endure it ,
but to soar , stumble and flourish as you learn to fall in love
We were born to live my dear not to merely exist ..
~ Becca Lee ~
Art by Julie Marriott
Text and image source: Serendipity Corner https://www.facebook.com/582555271766012/posts/4382941268394041/
Vivamos Videre, the more we live, the more we are a witness to life
“Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!”
The more we grow old, the more things we experience in life, some of them a great surprise, and a thing that makes us ponder at life itself.
It’s meaning, and our lot in it.
And we talk, and feel according as to what we consider it was good, or bad, but we did gain anything on it?
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Discovering our narrative, a process we call Life
In the midst of the journey of our life we may find ouself in a dark forest, for the straight path was lost, and still there in that jungle, we may find so many tracks to follow that after so many years we still are not yet sure which path or which direction to take.
Step by step in our lives, we have to explore the world and experience things that may or may not appeal to us, bother us, or seem reprehensible to us. Even if we would like to turn back the clock, we are not allowed to do so and have to keep moving forward.
It looks like we are always in a learning process, but by reading “backwards” in our memory we will be able to gain a fuller understanding of what happened earlier and if we get to know the tricks of the trade, we shall be able to have some idea of what may happen next.
ON THINGS WE DISCOVER AS WE AGE
Life receives too many adjectives, but life it’s a verb, that it unfolds as we live, uncertainty a first, in childhood, and at our youth undecided, and shy, as we mature during our third decade we choose this, or that, hoping it will work out to reveal what we think we are, on the beginning of the fourth decade we tune, and correct course if in need of, asserting, and throwing out, what we believe of no use, friends, relationships, jobs, locations, and whatnot.
By the course when we arrive to the last years, we can see with clarity, the result from our work, and we can correct, and straighten certain things out, not all of them, since in life you cannot go back, only try again for new routes, different tactics to our general strategy, now hard to change into something else…
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Truly, Truly – a #freeverse #poem by Leona
Life and Times of a Quirky Character
Prayers my heart starts to
mumble as the dew
forms graceful drops
across the eyelashes
of the late summer trees
It sprang to mind the hopeful
and expectant posture of
a bride in waiting
oil filled lanterns
how we see the changing times
only to be reminded that
in life there is death
in love there is loss
truly truly say to you
the barren garden will
blossom as the noon day
creeps along the ground
there in the slanting rays
it is easy to remember that
goodness and favor
does come to those
who wait as the tides
change and the earth
Have I finally found my home?
We are all cut from the same cloth
Black or white. Pauper or posh
And as those veracious bubbles do froth
The truth always comes out in the wash.
Life’s banquet is seared with many decoys
Blue, well-done, medium and rare
You can never delect in the delicious joys
Without first tasting bitter despair.
It’s always the cruel that bloom and flourish
It beggars belief how the meek don’t inherit
We must first plant wisdom and courage
To stop them reaping from our own merit.
Because when life is unkind
And your ducks don’t stay in a row
Sometimes you have to lose your mind
To find your soul.
Life is but a Weaving by Corrie ten Boom
Short film based on the poem by Corrie ten Boom, which she often recited to audiences.
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.
Shot, edited and directed by Brian Reed
Additional photography by Daniel Kandel
Music by Chris Zabriskie
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We should be aware that the religious life is a particular game or contest where we have to reach the goal or finish line.
Many people prefer to hold on the earthly life where an adulterousness and pride in them avoids them to come close to Allah, the Only One True God Who is One (and not two or three).
In that earthly life some leap in the hope Minimum life is nothing but the pleasures of vanity. Few people are willing to set aside the earthly pleasures to come to know the more important pleasures of God.
Let us belong to those who chose to follow Allah’s Guidance and be aware that Life is like a rainfall whose growth charms the unbelievers but then dries out while those who believe in the Most High and count on His forgiveness and well-being do not need those worldly things but prefer heavenly things as they praise Jehovah God and want to be submissive to Him.
Be it in May or September: Run the race
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong
- Words to inspire and to give wisdom
- We are redeemed; we are “bought with a price”
- Atonement and the race been bought
- Matthew 20 Are you willing to work for Jesus?
- Run for the Everlasting Cure
- A race not to swift, nor a battle to the strong
- Running the battle
- Life is like a ten-speed bike.
- The Month of May and Running the race
- Today’s Thought “A Race in the Last Days” (May 27)
- Today’s Thought “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” (May 27)
Black yellow Or white
Each has a right
The right to be respected
The right to be protected
The right to live
And to peacefully survive
And Let live
Chapter 57 The Iron سورة الحديد – Al-Hadid: Verse 20
اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ ۖ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا ۖ وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ ۚ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ
Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in…
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