Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, August 11, 2014

Open Link Monday - 11 August 2014

Good morning, why not wander about the Imaginary Garden of Real Toads with me this morning?







Those things that are around us are, simply things.




"You must not simply believe
what other people tell you.
You must choose for yourself
the path that leads to 
understanding and peace."

But when does love enter?

I've heard from several people claiming to have experienced a near-death experience, that they miraculously visited the afterlife.  Not only was it life changing for them, but they were all asked this one important question.

Did you love enough?

 "You must simply believe even without seeing.
You must pay attention to everything around you.
Respect all living
things.
Use with care all that's
entrusted to you.
Waste nothing.
Want for nothing.
Everything is in you.
Miracles always exist
in all that you pursue
by listening
loving
and giving
more."
-KMS-


"When all your 
desires are
distilled;
You will cast just
two votes:
To love more,
and be happy." 
Rumi



14 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

You ask very pertinent questions, and offer valuable advice.

Björn Rudberg said...

The only thing we can grow without endangering the world is the love of others...

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely and interesting post.

Gail Dixon said...

"Did you love enough?" So powerful. Thank you for sharing that today.

Fireblossom said...

I love hearing those near-death experiences. They never seem to be asked "how did those stock options turn out?" No, it's all about love, and sometimes the smallest word or act really has a ripple effect that we never even realize.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

After having several times where I came close to death, although not to the point of seeing the white light, I can tell you from personal experience that that kind of experience does change your life and gives you an entirely different perspective on life. You can call me the miracle child because I am one.
BTW I got your reference to Imagery Gardens- great book

Kim Nelson said...

Gotta love the wisdom of Rumi and all that circulates through and around it.

Cloudia said...

LOVE these, K!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Gail said...

I try. I fear I do not pass the bar but I will not give up.

Beautiful post.

Vandana Sharma said...

Ah! such peace in this.

kaykuala said...

Did you love enough?

Love comes more in the giving rather than in the receiving. A Penetrating question! Great thoughts Karen!

Hank

grapeling said...

one of my favorite Rumi quotes to punctuate your pen ~

Jazzbumpa said...

loving enough
now this makes me wonder
can you love too much

cheers
JzB

Magaly Guerrero said...

May we all spend the time understanding the value of this bits of wisdom, and asking the right things.