Meditation on Acceptance
Please put your attention on the breath for a few moments.
Find patience and acceptance in your heart for your own difficulties, your own mistakes, for all the things that you think about yourself which you might not like. Find the acceptance and the patience to endure that in your heart. Let the patience and acceptance grow so that they fill you from head to toe, a feeling of ease. And with that love arises and you can surround yourself and embrace yourself with love.
foto- january clouds raleigh 2010
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
foto – forealty towers ulmarra january 2010
“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time. Rabbinic saying
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“And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason.”
foto – the sanctuary motel coffs harbour 2010
Breeze is blowin’ wif perfume,
Jes’ enough to tease you ;
Hollyhocks is all in bloom,
Smellin’ fu’ to please you.
Go ‘way, folk an’ let me lone,
Times is gettin’ dearah.
Summah’s settin’ on de th’one
An I’m a-layin’ neah huh !
American negro poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Western Mail (Perth,… Friday 31 December 1897
foto – ulmarra gardens.
Cantering, cantering over the
I rode my horse by the old
Cantering, cantering, up the
Over the fields and back
My horse and I ride home to
While the big red sun sinks
in the west,
I go inside to my soft white
And then I lay down my
Original poem by Argus Eye. SANDRA YOUNG aged 8 Kew,
The Argus (Melbourne). Friday 13 August 1954.
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Hamlin Garland, McClure’s, February 1899
I’m just mad about Saffron
Saffron’s mad about me
I’m just mad about Saffron
She’s just mad about me
IN OTHER LANDS.
Japanese ladies gild their teeth.
The ladies of Arabia stain their fingers
and toes red.
In Greenland women paint their faces blue and yellow.
In India the women of three high castes paint their teeth black.
A Hindoo bride is anointed from head to foot with grease and saffron.
Borneo women dye the hair in fantastic colours-pink, green, blue, and scarlet.
In New Holland seals, made carefully with shells, form elaborate patterns on the ladies’ faces.
The Brisbane Courier… Wednesday 20 August 1913
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
foto – north bellingen 2010