Here is a list of inspiring/thought-provoking/lovie quotes and some of my pictures!
“We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want”
We can do and be anything on the outside but always keep that emptiness within, reserve a place inside to be love, light, bliss…
“Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.” ~ Hsi Tang
“To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss.” ~ Bodhidharma
This is a very wise concept. It’s good to have goals and desires but it’s also good to let go once in a while and just be. Be without getting attached to goals, people, places, situations, things…
“Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you.”
“The highest state of love is not a relationship at all, it is simply a state of your being.” ~ Osho
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled.” ~ Ray Bradbury
Yes, let go, disown, accept, BE.
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
This is a good one if you’re stuck being around people acting negatively. We can’t always surround our selves with only positive people and sometimes have to interact with or be near people with negative energy and vicious intentions or just bitter, miserable seeming people. But we do not have to let them destroy our INNER peace. I can be whatever I want inside no matter what is going on around me. No one can drag us down if we don’t allow it. Our environment can be chaotic, negative, even abusive but we can remain calm and positive within. True peace isn’t necessarily a peaceful external environment. True peace is being calm and undisturbed INSIDE, whatever our outside is like.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” ~ Zen proverb
When we open up and become receptive, we will see teachers everywhere, in the form of people, situations, things, encounters….
They are always around, we just aren’t always ready to receive.
I love how in these pictures it look like a gray sky kind of day but the sky was really quite blue that day! It was so bright blue with big fluffy clouds looking all pretty! I was amazed at the beauty and size of the clouds and took the pictures in a way so only the clouds can be seen around the trees.
Look closely, you’ll see the blue shining through! This is the same day and so are the ones above these three pics! All blue skies!! 😀
“Flow with whatever may happen
And let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever
You are doing.
This is the ultimate.”
We can try to help things when we can but when we can’t, it’s good to accept, just breathe and be and go with the flow.
Seatbelts save lives so buckle up, buttercup!
And it may save you a traffic ticket or whatever. I couldn’t care less if you get a ticket though, (you deserve one if you aren’t wearing a safety belt anyway) it’s your life and safety I care about.
Even if I don’t know you, I want you to be safe and LIVE! ❤ ❤ ❤
“Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to first let go of the idea that there is a problem.”
It’s all about that attitude!
“Surrender to what is.”
“For sentient beings, poor and destitute, May I become a treasure ever plentiful, And lie before them closely in their reach, A varied source of all that they might need.” ~ Shantideva
“What we learned as children, that one plus one equals two, we know to be false. One plus one equals one. We even have a word for when you, plus another, equals one, That word is LOVE.”
How cheesy! Lol But cute! You know I love my sap!
“If with kindly generosity one merely has the wish to soothe the aching heads of other beings, such merit has no bounds.” ~ Shantideva
I know people often say actions speak louder than words and it doesn't matter what we feel or think if we don't act, and in some cases it seems true but I also think that just what we are, what we wish for, our energy…is important.
We can't always act on what we feel or want and we sometimes, for whatever reason, may just choose not to, but that doesn't take away what we are or want. Just being, is often enough. Well wishes for others is sometimes enough even when we don't express them. What if I see someone suffering and want more than anything to stop it, even if I have to put all the pain on me and bear the burden myself, but for some reason I can't or won't take action or take action but it doesn't work, at least I still have the wish and desire to stop it which is better than not caring or even wanting to add to the pain. What if I see someone on TV suffering or hear of a tragic war in another country and can't do shit about it, that doesn't obliterate my love and compassion. They count for something! And when we feel compassion, we are often more likely to act in compassionate ways.
“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” ~ Markus Zusak
“Courage to the fearful,
Freedom to the enslaved,
Strength to the weak,
To all sentient beings.” ~ Shantideva sentiment
This thing, it’s superdelicious!!!!! A caramel apple with chocolate and peanut topping!! oh, my! I have been eating them everyday!! so yummy! The red apples are sweeter, jucier, and tastier than the green! mouthwatering!! ❤ 😀 Delectable! One of my favorite things about Fall!
“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”
Thank you, Bill ( https://worldstrata.wordpress.com/ ), for sharing this one with me!!
“How wonderful will it be when All beings experience each other as limbs on the One body of life.” ~ Shantideva
WE are all in this together!
This is my baby, my friend today! These things are so cute! I never share their pics on facebook because I don’t think most people feel the affection for them I do and while going through their news feed and seeing this, their heart will probably skip a few beats and not in a good way! I don’t think it’s as startling to see pics here of them, they are smaller pictures here, I think and it’s not like one individual picture just in your face. If i’m wrong and you are freaked out, sorry. I just have so much love for kreepy krawlies, no one can imagine or understand. And I want to capture and share their beauty & cuteness. I’m so thankful for their lives. ❤ I will save them every chance i get. 😀
And since I'm in the Halloween spirit, here's Michael Jackson's Thriller for you!
“You hear the door slam
And realize there’s nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand
And wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
You close your eyes
And hope that this is just imagination
But all the while
You hear a creature creepin’ up behind
You’re outta time
‘Cause this is thriller
Much0 luv to you! ❤