Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

"All people wish to be happy. This seemingly simple desire appears to elude the best-intentioned efforts of even the most intelligent among us. Yet almost everyone has had glimpses of deep peacefulness when they have felt connected both to themselves, to others, and to nature. Curiously, the state of feeling good and whole does not seem to be something we can order up on demand but rather appears to happen spontaneously. In such moments we experience a sense of translucence such that that which we see, feel, sense, hear, or touch no longer feel separate from us but is experienced as a part of our own totality. When our hand resting over the heart of the beloved merges and becomes one with his or her body, when we become the same midnight sky that fills us with awe, we remember, however briefly, our place in the scheme of things. These brief flickers of remembrance imbue our vision with freshness and innocence so that we can see things as they truly are. Because these moments of lucidity are so blissful, we wish that they may become the base state of our lives rather than the brief and often-times tenuous experience to which such happiness is usually assigned. These moments of clarity have nothing to do with the caricatures of happiness presented to us through the media or popular culture. These moments have always been there. The beloved's heartbeat and the sky have always been there. These moments are simply waiting for our arrival."
Donna Farhi, Yoga Body, Mind and Spirit


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Lovely words.

Artsdeco said...

Congratulations for your blog.
You want to change the wallpaper of your blog, I give you this address:

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I, too, wish you contratulations of your blog, but alas, I cannot offer you a URL for new wallpaper. I will, however, reread your Thoughtful Thursday words and ponder them in my heart. Good stuff.

Diane said...

What a lovely thought... so well said. Thank you for sharing with us.

I think your wallpaper is just lovely thanks. And if you do change, please not the kitchy little teapots and pilgrims. That is so 70's.

Mental P Mama said...

So, so true....

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