Fear seeks safety. Love seeks Truth. Please read and enjoy. Productive, truthful feedback welcome.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wonderment


The calm after the storm
The still after the rain
The new
The old
The new with the old
We hand down our stories, intentionally and not
Quite often these burst out in love and in joy
But sometimes their absence is all that arrives
Do not despair . . .
In our brokenness, a word frees us. In our freedom love carries us. In our stillness cracks appear, dew glistens, beauty surrounds us. Wonderment! Flickering like fireflies. Always there. Now we see it. Always there. Now we don’t. Always there!
There in the rainbow. Often seen, never touched
There in the spider. Determined, spinning her masterpiece
There in the child. We know how they are made, but where do they come from?
There in the marble. Touched by the sculptor
There in new discoveries
Wonderment
Always there
But not always seen
Why do we see it?
Does the universe accommodate us or do we momentarily find our place within the universe?
The imperceptible pull, the cosmic gravity that quietly, patiently says,
shh!
look
listen                                                                                              
Then seems to smile, a magnificent smile, when we finally see
And there it is!
That magical moment of clarity and pure connectedness, free from worry, free from time
Wonderment!



I give you my gratitude for trusting me with your words, your stories. I ask for your grace if yours is not recognizable.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

99 People and You

"We would worry less about what others think of us if we knew how seldom they do."  This quote from Ethel Barrett invites us to be less influenced by what we think others think, because, truth be known, they don't, at least not about us. I love this quote because it offers me freedom to be me, unclouded by my perception of others. However, this also puts the "others" in a somewhat unfavorable light. Why don't they think about us? Are they against us? For us? Do they not care?
And, exactly who are the "others", anyway? Should we care about them?
To figure that out, imagine you are in a room of 100 people. That means 99 people are not thinking about you. Those are the others. But that also means, to those other 99 people, you are not thinking about them. So, you are also the "others". We all are "others"!
I don't know about you, but I don't mind being me, I just don't want to be the"others" in Ethel Barrett's quote. I want to think about you, to care about you, to wish for your best, to hope for your well being, to appreciate your quirks, to share where our lives overlap.
I don't want others to worry about what I think of them. I just want them to know that I do.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blessed are . . .

Quote from the movie BUCK
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape."

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wonderment Invitation

Friends,
(All included contributions will be anonymous unless they cry for a source AND permission is granted).
I would like to publish a post on "Wonderment". However, I would like to broaden it beyond my experiences to include those of yours. I am asking you to comment on your experiences of wonderment. Ones you have seen, been a part of, read about, defined, recent experiences, childhood memories, etc.
I do not know where your feedback will take the "wonderment" post, but I am looking forward to your insight and your experiences to help direct it. Thank you. Feel free to post your comments here or send them to teachfearlessly@gmail.com
Dave

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Life Saying #6 - Take 2


Generosity's choice: Fullness of hands or fullness of heart. 

Generosity's reward: Fullness of hands and fullness of heart.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Life Saying #7

On Envy and Taking Initiative:The grass is always greener where you water it.(Sam Horvath)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pithy Life Saying #5

8) On Respect: Whenever you about to say something, THINK and ask yourself the following 5 questions: Is it True? Is it Helpful? Is it Interesting? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind? If it's all 5, go for it.