Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Pale Beauty, Mindfulness, and Being



Pale Beauty - Image c Lynda Lehmann


 I love looking at this gorgeous, pale and delicate rose.  It's dainty and gossamer presence reminds us of the preciousness and transience of life.  It also reminds us that it is during tumultuous times such as we're living in now, times of great upheaval and change, that we need to turn inward to the peaceful core we each carry deep inside; it's only by permitting ourselves to situate at our most centered point on our psychic "fulcrum," if you will, that we will manage to weather the storms of destructive emotions and events.  

While I believe that organized religions often divide us, I believe that we each can find God at the deepest part of us; indeed, I believe God lives in the deepest part of us.  So rejoice in your Spirit, your Being-ness, your infinite Creativity.  Be whole and mindful, and create in the image of what YOU want the world to be.  And BE yourself. 


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29 comments:

  1. Linda, beautiful image of the rose, and i love your spiritual sensitivity...i totally agree with what you wrote.

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  2. Sandy - I truly believe that if we are to transform the world, we have to begin with ourselves!

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  3. Very wise words to accompany a gorgeous, pale rose!
    I keep away from organized religion, but I do believe in God, the superpower, that resides, as you say, in the deep, spiritual part of our being. Thanks for the sensible advice that comes at the end of your lovely post.

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  4. Excellent photo. I love the texture and beautiful tones. Very nice and delicious flower.

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  5. amazing how did you got those exquisite shots!

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  6. "create in the image of what YOU want the world to be." Exactly. There is more to a rose than its thorns.

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  7. Manny - I'm glad you enjoyed looking at my photos! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. nothingprofound - If we concentrate too hard on the thorns, we give them more breadth and presence.

    I live for beauty; it gives me life and hope. :)

    And lifts me above the trivial.

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  9. Lynda, thank you for creating such beauty and for sharing it with the world. I see your response to NP and it seems a perfect way to describe the way I try to live my life. We are sisters!

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  10. pacificmelody - It's good to see you and I want you to know that I've missed you. I joined Broo and just haven't had time for writing articles, and even my blog has been suffering. I just HAVE to make art!

    Let's grow our friendship, even if we have to swim through the multitude of sites to get to each other.

    I'm glad my words resonate with you. Yes, sisters!

    Be well and happy, Melody!

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  11. DUTA - Sorry for my late response! Some days I am just moving BACKWARDS, I'm afraid.

    I'm happy to find we are like-minded. It's always good to connect and find affirmation in another's perception.

    Have a great weekend, Duta!

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  12. LEOVI - "Delicious" is a good word to describe the beauties in the world!

    My appetite for beauty runs very strong, and I'm fortunate that I manage to see it everywhere. I know that you find it everywhere, too.

    Thanks for you visits to my blog. ;)

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  13. Dear Lynda,
    It's always great to visit your blog. The visuals here are so evocative and this pale rose with the tiny hole in one petal is as beautiful as the sentiment you share in your words. May we all tap into our own inner love and peace so often that we cannot shut off the flow.

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  14. timethief - Sounds good to me! Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to immerse ourselves from time to time, in great natural beauty, have the icing on the cake of life.

    Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.

    I hope your foot is feeling much better each day. :)

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  15. Lynda, You always offer the world the best of your talents. Thanks you for all the beauty we would have otherwise missed. Wonderful weekend!

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  16. Theresa - Great to see you, Sistah! Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.

    YOU have a great weekend! And remember, I'm coming for dinner. ;)

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  17. Seeing the world didn't end on the 21st May, I hold some hope that we'll outlive preposterous prophecies, and, cut roses. Peace in our time? I pray to God that it happens.

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  18. Peter - Me too, I pray for our evolution to a higher stage of awareness, peace, and tolerance. That Doomsday prophecy harmed so many gullible and vulnerable people: I think he should go to jail for spreading such fear and at the same time, false hope.

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  19. Hey Lynda!

    Amen, darling! God IS inside of each and one of us. And whenever I look at beauty, at innocence (specially in children), at nature and at humans even I know He Exists. :)

    This rose is the symbol of love, peace and balance; so thank you for sharing :D.

    Cheers

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  20. MAX - We both see the transcendent in many places. Thank goodness for the inspiration we feel. I can see why the rose represents peace and balance...

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  21. Very lovely sentiment and photo here. :) Sorry for my recent absence--we were gone on a road trip.

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  22. Kia ora Lynda,
    I have been away awhile but it always brings warmth and a smile to return here. This particular post has so much meaning and relevance for me in these very moments. Hope all is well. Kia kaha e hoa.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  23. Beautiful bloom and reminder about peace - inner peace...

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  24. Lynda this is very beautiful, and well said. Even though I am religious, and catholic, I really think like 'I believe God lives in the deepest part of us'. Thanks for the inspiration. Anna :)

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  25. Anna - Thank you. I respect all people for their various religious beliefs, unless they are using it for a political agenda or to justify doing harm to others. Spirituality is a very personal thing.

    My love to you and your 3 year old little man!

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  26. A very delicate and detailed rose with exquisite transitions. I'm envious :-)

    PS Thank you for the nice comment!

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  27. RuneE - You take many lovely photos of your own! But thank you for the compliment!

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  28. Sandy, thanks. Without inner peace (relative to each person, of course) we are nothing. We become more and more dysfunctional if we don't evolve and grow and mature. I can only HOPE that I have matured, over the years!

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  29. Lana, as you know, we have been on a road trip, too. We will catch up with each other! Good to see you.

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