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Love says, there is a way..

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Karen‘s post included quote from two of my favourite poets: Hafiz and Rumi. Love is the essential idea behind the quotes.

The second Hafiz quote says fear is the cheapest room in the house. As we lift each other up with our love, we expand the rooms in the house we can each live in. Loving each other is a gift and a serving of each other. It can make people and the world whole again.

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Earth’s liquid jewelry…

John O’Donohue wrote prayers and blessings as his poetry. This is a beautiful one about beauty, loyalty, shelter, and prayer.

Sacred Touches

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I place on the altar of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Wave of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.
~John O’Donohue

**Photo via Pixabay; texts added by Natalie

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the justice of eating.

The Pablo Neruda poem is a wonderful reminder that there is a jusice to food. If we share our food with others on our journey, we invite them to be our companions on the journey. The word companion means to share one’s food with others.

I didn't have my glasses on....


world food day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16th

in honor of the date of the founding of

the food and agriculture organization of the united nations in 1945.

image credit: syrian refugee children – cbc

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Nothing

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This is a wonderful quote from Buddha. Our thoughts and emotions are fleeting and impermanent. When we accept them as such, we are able to let go and suffer less. To be present in each moment, mindful of ourselves and the world. is accepting ourselves as we are in that moment.

Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the Poor

St. Francis holds a special place for our family. Kathy and I used the Prayer of St. Francis as part of our wedding ceremony. As well, the Prayer has been part of funerals in my family.

St. Francis is the patron saint of the poor. I think we are judged on how we help those with the least in our world. In some ways, they have the more than the billionaires and politicians who take from them daily.

through the luminary lens

A well worn cardboard solar cooker

Gulls at Neurotsis Inlet

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The Teacher’s Prayer

I am working my way back into blogging on a daily basis. This is a wonderful poem about becoming a teacher. Children are a gift from God to teachers, parents, and grandparents.

WORDS IN THE LIGHT

He does not go to church.
He has no religion,
but he works in a school
and uses books and pencils.

He sits beside the children of God
then looks deep in their eyes.
They write the words he reads,
he reads the words they write,

and the smile on his face
enlightens their heart,
and the smile in their heart
enlightens his soul,

and I do not doubt
that God the Father
will answer
the Teacher’s Prayer.

© Frédéric Georges Martin

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If you are at peace you are living in the present

To live in the present is challenging. People tend to want to imagine a past that suits where they are today and create a fantastic future that cannot be achieved. Be present in this moment to live life fully.

Bright, shiny objects!

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