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Quote: I looked in temples, churches and mosques…-Rumi

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George is a prodigous blogger, sharing poetry, quotes like this one, and video clips of many of my favourite performers e.g. Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Neil Young, etc.

As Rumi suggests, we should look inwards to find the divine as we enter the New Year. Here are words from Mary Oliver to bid farewell to 2019 and usher in 2020:

This is, I think, what holiness is:

The natural world, where every moment is full of
the passion to keep moving

Inside every mind there’s a hermit’s cave full of light,
full of snow, full of concentration

I’ve knelt there, and so have you,
hanging on to what you love, to what is lovely.

Inside each of us there is “a hermit’s cave full of light” where we can be thankful for whato is in our lives and what they each bring into our lives. Take care, enjoy, and be safe as we continue the journey.

Fraser River Near Headwaters

I know I shared this picture previously, but it serves to remind me the most important person in my life and memories we share with each other.

23 responses »

  1. Lovely post. Happy New Year, Ivon.

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  2. A very thoughtful way to start the New Year. Thank you. Happy New Year to you.

    Pat

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  3. Love this Ivon. Thank you for bringing inspiration and new perspectives. Happy New Year 💖🙏💖

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  4. The Rumi quote means so much to me as I feel that God is within each of us. So many of my friends think you must go to their church to find the spirit. My grandson would say, “Find new friends.”

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    • I agree. I tell people my view is we are each made in God’s image and the image we often use is one we formed. I love your grandson’s line. It reflects wisdom we each need to find.

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  5. Happy new year to you and yours, Ivon! ˚ʚ(´◡`)ɞ˚˙˚ʚ(´◡`)ɞ˚˙˚ʚ(´◡`)ɞ˚˙

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  6. Holiness indeed. Thanks for sharing some of her words.
    Happy New Year.

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  7. Not only the most important person in your life, but the essence of your post regarding nature, insofar as I can summarize it! Happy new year to you and yours, Ivon.

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  8. Hello.

    To be reminded of the sayings of Rumi and of Mary Oliver by this post, this year, is indeed given the start it needs. I shall surely remember to look inwards and let nature’s light illuminate the moments throughout.

    Thank you!🙂

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