Saturday, October 29, 2016

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What Have you Taken a Break from Lately?

Quote of the day: 
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
-Ralph W. Sockman

I took a break from everything, social media, blogging, and reading. I thought, I may as well distance myself from mundane life, and the comfort zone because we all know its much easier to stay within boundaries than not. I've heard stories of people quitting their day to day work to go on an adventure around the world, doing country tours, perhaps cycling across borders or climbing mountains and valleys, or volunteering thousands of miles in new territory.

Well for me, I took the more road more often traveled -a social media break among other things. I kept music by my side though. However, the mundane became unusual, important things became less important, progression occurred and still is, aroused distractions became muted, and through it all there's been an emergence -through the very simplicity of actions -of greater understanding through positive interaction of mind, body and soul.

In his book, 'The Origin of Species', Charles Darwin explores the struggle for existence notably among populations, with no beings or species specially created but all locked in a struggle for continuation, for survival. Its the first book to set me back to my reading direction, and the theme could not be more apt.

There's a greater chance of adaptation, of conversion to a wholesome life, of taking risks, of evolving -not diminishing, and of unfolding gently like the petals of an orange blossom, crushed and made into the finest tasting tea.

What have you taken a break from lately?

Peace. Love. Light* 

Image: Pexels
Book: The Origin of Species
Current Listen: What I Am - Edie Brickell

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Poem: Orange Blossom

Quote of the day: 
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. 
-Lao Tzu 

Would you fall profoundly
Into an abyss.
Of self loathe.
And wavering while meandering.
Life is always amiss.

The rising sun is intoxicated.
Frolicking with the Ostro wind.
Joy is happiness inflated.
Love is the absence of apathy.
With nothing left to leave behind.

As the light disintegrates.
Albeit slower than usual.
And as the days become cut short by darkness.
The overbearing vestige appears to be.
Something significant, or not factored in.

Yielding, wondering (wandering) whether to interchange.
Self preservation is everything.
Mastery and complete control of the inner self and mind.
Rise and fall.
Cause and effect.
Leap of faith.

* Thanks to all who've been asking about my whereabouts. I'm very much well and living, taking stock of life and things. Peace and Love always.

Current Listen: Bon Iver -8 (Circle)