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December 5th, 2010

Honoring -

 

It is a spiritual time of year.  Today, some celebrate the second Sunday of Advent.  Others light another candle on the Menorah.   I am enchanted with the flame of the Maple trees.  Do I forget or is it that the wetness and gray are bringing forth a brighter light?

Perhaps it is related to the scent of evergreen or the inspiration in the burning of candles, but I seem more aware of my inner wick this time of year.  It is as though bliss splurts out like fireworks in the sky.  I am warm inside.

Blessings offer a wand and cheeks are pink.   

The pause -

 

In Toastmasters I've learned that it is effective to pause when giving a speech:  one second at a comma, two seconds at a period, and three seconds with a paragraph shift.

I think we all appreciate the comedic talents of Steve Martin.  Who would imagine that an interview with him would not be scintillating enough, would need the suggestion of a stimulus.  This is an important comment by Steve Martin on what we might learn if we give a little more time when we listen to another speak. It is also a comment on the lack of respect for art.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/opinion/05martin.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=a212


The gift of you -


In gratitude for each of you, Rumi:


“You've no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring You.

Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the Ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these.

So - I've brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.”

~ Rumi

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Comments

  • cathy_edgett
    17 Nov 2021, 14:05
    Ah, I wrote this five years ago, and then must have forgotten about it.

    The book came out and I have been posting here: https://cathysblog.org/2021/11/16/ripples/

    Perhaps I should post both…
  • cathy_edgett
    17 Nov 2021, 05:24
    I TOO HAVE RETURNED I WILL BE POSTING OFTEN.
  • cathy_edgett
    12 Apr 2017, 16:08
    I'm thrilled with your "heart news" today and that you will go to Kentucky! Hooray!!
  • cathy_edgett
    11 Apr 2017, 18:10
    Yes! I'm surprised it feels so hard but I think it's the reason that so breaks my heart.
  • cathy_edgett
    11 Apr 2017, 15:03
    My heart is with your Happy Heart. I know this is a sad moment and you have such a history and investment here. We go on to the next chapter of the journey.
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