Friday, June 24, 2011

Hear The Moon

Hear The Moon
Summer Question
Weekend Puzzle
Listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.

James Carroll
I think there is only one universal spirit and an infinite number of ways that spirit expresses itself, an infinite number of windows to look through and doors to open.

How many different sounds does the brook make as it moves along? How many sounds are there in the ocean wave as it splashes on the beach? More than we think. How many colors are there on the tree? Our receptive senses can take in much more than we are aware of.

But did you know you can taste the brook, smell the aromas of the splashing waves and hear the tree as it grows? Much more of life can be gained and enjoyed by opening up our awareness to the world around us. And that increased awareness is the doorway to understanding the invisible, inaudible images of the world, of all creation.

Everything in nature has a language, it's own language. And it tells of more than it's vocal, brazen, obvious appearance, the dressing up of itself that fools and confuses us. The rose may sing about it's redness, but it is legerdemain, mere magic. It is an invitation to take the rose for granted and to settle for it's beauty. But to learn to see through it's outward costume, to read it's promises and learn it's lessons takes time and effort.

Listen also to the clouds. They speak a profound message. The weeds that plague the farmer and the gardener are grumbling with innocent knowledge. Observe the wind. Observe the sound of the flute and organ pipes. Take in the aromas of the sun. Listen to the moon and the tea in your cup. All things are telling us of a reality too rare to be merely seen without supreme, dedicated and disciplined awareness. They speak of another world where the dimensional melds into the non dimensional, where personality becomes person, bits and pieces fit into a whole, and where the one spirit of all is alive and always with us, everywhere.

Never give up.
DB - Vagabond Journeys

It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you.

Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

5 answers so far.

You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.


(It's easy.)

What do the following names have in common?
For extra points, identify them.

Good luck.

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