Short Reflection – "Certainty"

SUNRISE – Image by Xuân Tuấn Anh Đặng from Pixabay

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”― Bertrand Russell

“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”― Albert Einstein

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”― Tony Schwartz

Sunrise – Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

“In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.”― David Hume

“I act with complete certainty. But this certainty is my own.”― Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you build the faith to trust a friend as God, then your heart can never be broken.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Knowledge is so comforting, but so is mystery.”― Deb Caletti

Sunrisel Selva Marine -Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

Weekend Musings – Of Shadows

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“Everything that is, casts a shadow”― Neil Gaiman

“If a man could outpace his shadow, he would still find it waiting for him at the finishing line.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

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“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”― W.H. Auden

“Remember, thy own shadow isn’t far from thyself; in reality, it always follows thee, even in complete darkness (and in silence).”― Sandeep N. Tripathi

Image by Harut Movsisyan from Pixabay

“What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.”― Oscar Wilde

“I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.”― Munia Khan

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

“Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.”― Donna Lynn Hope

“No one can dance better than his own shadow and no shadow can dance better than its own owner!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay

“Cultivate balance. After all, there’s no such thing as a shadow without the involvement of light.”― Erica Alex

“A shadow is never created in darkness. It is born of light. We can be blind to it and blinded by it. Our shadow asks us to look at what we don’t want to see…”Terry Tempest Williams

Image by James Wheeler from Pixabay

“There is no man in this world that God created to be a shadow of other people”
― Sunday Adelaja

“When one falls his shadow always embraces him. ―Kushal Poddar

“When the shadow is in front of you, all you see is the darkness and forget the sun is at your back.”― Brownell Landrum

“May the dark remain in your shadow and the light shine upon you.”― Giovannie de Sadeleer

Weekend Reflection – Your internal dialogue, your inner self

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“Deep within, there is something profoundly known, not consciously, but subconsciously. A quiet truth, that is not a version of something, but an original knowing. What [is] this, absolute, truth…We are offspring’s of such a powerfully divine force – Creator of all things known and unknown.”― T.F. Hodge

“You can truly learn so much, by simply getting to know the “you” that is behind the reality of yourself.”― Lionel Suggs

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“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful center. It neither craves others’ approval nor rejects others’ presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.”― Donna Goddard

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”― Deepak Chopra

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.”― Amit Ray

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“You’re not what you do. You are your intentions.”― Kiyo Giaozhi

“When you feel out of sorts for reasons that you can’t understand, spend some time with your inner self to analyze and locate the areas where you are wasting – or draining – your energies.”― Dr Prem Jagyasi

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“When we turn the intellect inwards, God manifests as the inner love consciousness.”― Shreeom Surye Shiva

“We learn about life by exploring the texture and depth of space that composes our private inner world.”― Kilroy J. Oldste

Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay

“The only true, unchallenged, and un-legalized free-will we have is internal.”
― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

“People often reveal their innermost selves in the most innocent of situations.”
― Abhishek Ratna

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“Love can tell us so many things about the deep waters of our inner self and the secrecy in the hidden brushwood of our emotions. ― Erik Pevernagie

“The body is an outstanding source of strength; the mind an incredible source of intelligence; the heart an uncommon source of might; and the soul a remarkable source of power.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

Image by Alexandr Ivanov from Pixabay

A blessing for you

When life’s trials threaten to overtake you like a hurricane in a storm;

May His care guard your every step and keep you from harm.

In the deep corners of your soul,

In the dead of night, when you pray to be whole,

May he carry you in His mighty hand,

When- in your nightmares, you can no longer walk, run or stand.

May you walk with Him every day,

And know Him in every way,

As you live in this fallen garden – no longer Eden,

Knowing, that you are — forever forgiven.

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Sub-Zero

APPROXIMATELY 4:00 am this morning

Winter’s hand clasp tightly to its currency-

a mind-numbing minus fifty one degrees Celsius and change today.

Smoke stacks across the city spend their precious fuel,

To warm hearths across the northwest capital’s skyline.

As the city awakes to mother nature’s latest sub-zero transaction;

Huddled in homes across the frozen landscape,

Some are grateful that no expense was spared for that sub-zero coat

now, a prized possession for today’s necessary outdoor bravery,

Others indoors, although warm,

Worry that their heating bill will skyrocket

As the temperature plummets.

Ah – Winter how miraculous,

That you know how to remain steadfast,

until you spend your appointed time at Sub-Zero.

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Photo of downtown with the smoke rising from buildings on a small side street

Photo taken with my cell phone – Samsung J3

Mid Week Words on Winter

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“What if winters were only there to make flowers bloom and not to see them dying in summer heat?”― Crestless Wave

“Don’t worry about negative temperatures because minus times minus equals plus. If you are not very good at Maths, then put some rum in the tea.”― Ljupka Cvetanova

“I love winters. I can pretend to have a terrible cough and cold almost every day just to keep colleagues away.”― Nitya Prakash

Image by Uschi Dugulin from Pixabay

“Winters are a desolate time where all senses are wiped away, and here in Canada, this is especially true. All smells are sucked clean from the air, leaving only a harsh, icy crispness…[And] Stay outside too long, and your hands will get so cold that they’ll go numb and turn red, like the claws of a lobster.” ― Rebecca McNutt

“Don’t sell the warmer for an air conditioner just because its summer, for in winter, you will have to do the reverse.”― Ikechukwu Izuakor

Winter, I wrote, was akin to living inside a refrigerator.”― Okey Ndibe

Image by Klaus Dieter vom Wangenheim from Pixabay

“Don’t complain it’s too cold now if you also intend to whine about how hot it is when summer comes..”― James Marquess

Image by Karen Smits from Pixabay

“If you want more silence than silence, the silence of a cold winter night is exactly what you are looking for!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Hot coffee and cold winter mornings are two of the best soul mates who ever did find each other.”― Terri Guillemets

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

“I love the scent of winter. I love the scent of winter enough to suffer the cold for it.”― Tiffany Reisz

“There was a solace in a snow-laden forest wrapped in night found nowhere else, a loneliness that made me better acquainted with myself.”― Lisa Lueddecke

“To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.”― Marty Rubin

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Letting go

Image by skeeze from Pixabay

Letting go can be like –

taking the delicate shards of your soul,

Carefully cupped in your hand,

To new shores and forests of divine hope.

Where new circumstances may one day

help you fashion those shattered pieces,

into uniquely exquisite gems,

which you can carefully place

on your sacred and precious jar of clay.

Limoges Rosenthal Vanity set – Credit pinterest.fr via rubylane.com

Monday Musings – Thought

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“We tend to think we are actually “thinking” about a thought when it appears in the mind. However you are not your thoughts. Realizing this allows conscious awakening.”― Steve Leasock

“Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?”― Sigmund Freud

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“Learning how to think’ really means learning how to exercise some control over how & what you think. It means being conscious & aware enough to choose what you pay attention to & to choose how you construct meaning from experience.”
― David Foster Wallace

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”― Marcus Aurelius

“The subconscious mind does not care about what we consciously call reality.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

Image by Kateřina Hartlová from Pixabay

“I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

“Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.”― Anthony Liccione

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“Never underestimate the power of thought; it is the greatest path to discovery.”
― Idowu Koyenikan

“One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnet

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“Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe.” ― Criss Jami

“You don’t have to stay trapped in your thoughts just because you think them.”
― Doug Dillon

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