TELLING TREES

“The true purpose of life is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let go everything go as it goes.”

This Zen saying may sound stark with a weight of truth.

HAIKU

Bare trees and branches

Speaking high above rooftops

As leaves go, we let go

‘Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”  –Hermann Hesse

Winter trees are telling – they show us the beauty of letting go of all that prevents us from becoming our true self.

I dedicate this post to all who mourn the loss of their loved one, especially my special friend, my brave Delight.

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SEEING BEYOND THE BARE TREES

“Hope sees the invisible.”

January sees the invisible, senses the untouchable and conquers the impossible as the new year progresses.

Well, my wish came true…the snow flurries give me glee today.  I know that I am never alone, and God answers prays.  I am just like you going through similar experiences, whether good or bad, and you are my brother and sister, we are family in God.

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

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STRENGTH TO STAND

Fear and faith cannot co-exist

“If you do not stand firm in faith, you will not be able to stand at all.”

–Isaiah 7:9

It’s already the 16th of January and this new year is going fast forward.  It’s time to tear the enemy of fear of the virus from our lives and souls.  Our strength to stand up is to keep Sunday holy in rest so that the weekdays will flourish with providential activities.

May you have a prosperous new week.

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MENTAL DECLUTTERING

What you can’t do physically, you can organize in your mind.

“There is nothing mind can do that cannot be better done in the mind’s immobility and thought-free stillness.  When mind is still, then truth gets her chance to be heard in the purity of the silence.”

–Sri Aurobindo

With quiet time on my hands, I am well into the project of mentally decluttering by listing everything in a notebook of the things I should dispose of whenever my strength returns. It’s a process I look forward to liberating space and memories.  I will get this done eventually!

Do you need to declutter your life a bit more?  I promise, you will become a happier person and remove dead energy from your environment –Just try it!

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CALLING HIS MIGHTY NAME

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

“Let us always whisper his name of love as the antidote to all the discord that surrounds us.  The harmony of heaven begins, while silent from all the world, we again and again repeat it — Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.”

–Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton

During this current convalescence, I have encountered several breakthroughs, but from God’s eyes.  On each occasion I hoped for a radical cure but not yet.  I measured a normal task fulfilled compared to those days I couldn’t get out of bed or even walk.  Each occasion brought me a new understanding that others around the world were suffering more, and I prayed longer for them as I called out his name.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, by the mighty power of your name, I am overcoming, hoping that by sharing my breakthroughs, I encourage others to be overcomers too.

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