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The Wisdom of the Universe in a Blade of Grass

via The Wisdom of the Universe in a Blade of Grass

Strawberry Indigo posted a wonderful piece that included some of my favourite writers: Walt Whitman, Mary Oliver, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rabindranath Tagore each writing about a blade of grass and its wisdom.

It reminded me of the passage from Matthew 6:26 about lilies of the field, which exist for the sole purpose of their existence: “consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.They don’t toil, neither do they spin.” Other writers have made reference to lilies of the field. For example, Edith Wharton critiqued the rich and famous for their idle ways.

To be is to live fully and experience in living. It is to be present, living in the moment and mindful of the world as we experience it.

Daffodils, Lake, and Mountain in Glacier

Kathy took this picture of flowers, grass, trees, a lake, and mountains in Glacier National Park. Each of them just exists to be in the world, filling a particular role. One role is to make the world a better and beautiful place.


14 responses »

  1. Good word today…I like to stretch moments to the max and just enjoy life. It seems to drive my “purpose driven” friends nuts! …..and I love it, lol!
    Have a great day! ~ Dave

  2. Good to see you Ivon. Blessings!

  3. This reminded me of a time a wise older friend told me to carefully consider all the shades of green that were in the fields and trees. There’s beauty all around.

  4. Phenomenal picture, Ivon. And to be present, in the moment, is something I work on each day. Thank you so kindly for the reminder! Cher xo

  5. Beautiful. Thank you. “Thing of beauty; joy for ever” – how transient reality!

  6. Lovely reflection on being Ivon. Beautiful photo to illustrate.


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