In Silence and solitude – John Chuchman

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As uncomfortable

as our society seems to be

with silence,

I gain much

from it,

with it,

in it.

In silence,

I gain

a deeper consciousness of  myself.

I often find out what’s really going on

within me

and sometimes even find answers to questions

troubling me.

In solitude,

I gain

a deeper attunement to nature,

discovering an awe and wonder

at the beautiful gift

of creation.

Solitude affords me

 a deeper relationship with the transcendent

(the numinous, the divine, the spiritual)

beyond the noisy man-made limits

of religious doctrine, dogma, rules, regulations, rites, and rituals.

Silence

increases my creativity,

providing me nuggets of wisdom

from nowhere,

which inspire and excite me.

In solitude

I find an increased sense of freedom,

not bound by noisy harangues.

I have found that

the correlation

between good ideas

and non-stop talkers

to be

less than zero.

It seems that

life’s stumbling blocks

can only be turned into

stepping stones

in

silence.

Kind permission to share this with you: John Chuchman received Thu, 4 Jan 2018


John’s Website: www.sacredtorch.com

 

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Time

 

Time, paused between the clicks of the second hand,

Clock on the toilet door,

In front of me

Hanging…

Hanging on every thought in me

I wouldn’t be long sitting on it…

To let, 200 dollars a week it clicked, tick tock…

Said the grandfather clock,

Antiques Roadshow…,

Material from another age, standing in someone’s hall

How long ago was this?

As long as a tick is from a tock

22nd may 2012

Andrew Blair

Photo prompt round-up – Mists – #writephoto

Mists

*

Vision under stress
Clouded by survival’s needs
The seen is unseen
Unnoticed by conscious sight
Beauty passes unremarked

*

Eyes turning inward
Seeking the unsolvable
Fixate on madness
Moments slide into the mist
Their gifts unlooked-for refused

*[ ]

Source: Photo prompt round-up – Mists – #writephoto

Thanks-by John Chuchman

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I give thanks for love;
It brings me significance, meaning,
and love in return.

I give thanks for truth;
It brings me guidance and direction.

I give thanks for compassion;
It brings me and others help and comfort,

I give thanks for courage;
It brings me stability and strength.

I give thanks for kindness;
It brings me sustenance and meaning.

I give thanks for setbacks;
Their hidden meaning brings me opportunity for growth.

I give thanks for people: family, friends, and others;
In relationship with them,
I reach the fullness of my humanity.

I give thanks for forgiveness;
it brings freedom.

I give thanks for beauty displayed in the earth.
It brings me joy and delight.

I give thanks for humor;
It brings perspective to my life.

I give thanks for Being;
Without it,
I am nothing.

 

In a few minutes, you will time-travel 100+ years! – Dawn Wairimu

 

 

Welcome to the very first “What if Wednesday”! Let’s let our imaginations run wild….

Imagine that in 10 minutes, you will leap into the past or future. You can choose forward or backward, but can only take 3 things!

The rules are:

  1. You cannot opt out….. [ ]

Source: In a few minutes, you will time-travel 100+ years! – Dawn Wairimu

Hello Underground – aYoKa

Hello underground

It took a while

But now it comes

With no hesitation

To your shackles of procrastination

To your chains of timidity

To the fear of the unknown

Hello…[ ]

 

Source: Hello Underground – aYoKa

Borrowing – Eyes + Words

Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘Talk to me.’ Nothing left to say. Running from

the stomp of reality. This was their warning all those

Source: Borrowing – Eyes + Words