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If we were having coffee: Abstractions and reflections

Circling the tree.
Circling the tree.

We’re only here for a short while. And I think it’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention. In some ways, this is getting far afield. I mean, we are – as far as we know – the only part of the universe that’s self-conscious. We could even be the universe’s form of consciousness. We might have come along so that the universe could look at itself. I don’t know that, but we’re made of the same stuff that stars are made of, or that floats around in space. But we’re combined in such a way that we can describe what it’s like to be alive, to be witnesses. Most of our experience is that of being a witness. We see and hear and smell other things. I think being alive is responding.

~ Mark Strand

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A light reminder

Imagine.  (Playing in Photoshop.  I'll show you the original photo in a moment.)
Imagine. (Playing in Photoshop. I’ll show you the original photo in a moment.)

The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside of us.  The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.

~ Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy: Finding Your Path to Inner Peace

Quick reminder:  Please join Frank and me over at his place, A Frank Angle, this evening or tomorrow for our collaboration on the subject of Light.  I made a mistake on the timing when I posted about it on Saturday.  The post is scheduled for 9:30 PM (U.S. eastern time, I think).  If I get a chance this evening, I’ll come back and update the link so it will take you right to the post.  And here you go, a direct link:  On Light.  Thank you, Frank!  I love the way you weaved together your words and my images.

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