Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
* I am unsure of the correct name of this poem or whether it is merely an excerpt from a larger work…
** Photo of Sunrise at Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine courtesy of freephoto.com
I admit it – right now, I’m not witty or inspiring or much of anything other than tired, and a bit disappointed that my time to write has been so limited lately. There are so many ideas, so many things about which to write, but not enough time to put together cohesive blog posts! I simply have too many balls in the air! So we may as well enjoy it….
For those of you who have never juggled, it’s actually quite a good way to focus, relax, and to have some fun! (And it’s not as hard to learn as you might think! 😉 )
Halloween… a day overflowing with history, symbolism, spiritual meaning and festivities… but instead of writing up a serious post about any of that, or railing against the degree of consumerism sweeping many up in the holiday (to the tune of $5B!), I thought some jokes were in order instead (these are kid-safe)!
Hope you like what I’ve dug up (ha ha ha!)…
Why was the mummy so tense? – He was all wound up
What’s a monster’s favorite play? – Romeo and Ghouliet
What kind of mistakes do spooks make? – Boo boos
What’s the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter? – Pumpkin Pi
What are little ghosts dressed in when it rains? – Boo-ts and ghoul-oshes!
How do you stop a werewolf chasing you? – Throw a stick and say fetch!
Who is the most important member of the ghost’s football team? – The ghoulie!
What is a Mummie’s favorite type of music? – Wrap!
What type of monster really loves dance music? – The boogieman!
How can you tell when a vampire has been in a bakery? – All the jelly has been sucked out of the jelly doughnuts.
Be safe, and enjoy the festivities… whether commercial, spiritual, a bit of both, or something else!
As a metaphysician, I tend to be curious about pretty much everything – including intriguing little quizzes that try to convince me they can discern how my brain works by asking a few simple questions. This is my results:
You are Balanced-brained
That means you are able to draw on the strengths of both the right and left hemispheres of your brain, depending upon a given situation.
When you need to explain a complicated process to someone, or plan a detailed vacation, the left hemisphere of your brain, which is responsible for your ability to solve problems logically, might kick in. But if you were critiquing an art opening or coming up with an original way to file papers, the right side of your brain, which is responsible for noticing subtle details in things, might take over.
While many people have clearly dominant left- or right-brained tendencies, you are able to draw on skills from both hemispheres of your brain. This rare combination makes you a very creative and flexible thinker.
The down side to being balanced-brained is that you may sometimes feel paralyzed by indecision when the two hemispheres of your brain are competing to solve a problem in their own unique ways.
Wow… it has been several days of non-stop running! I’ve barely had time to sleep or meditate (nevermind blog!) but the physical demands its due, so to speak, and it’s all part of the overall cycle. So, that said, and apologies for lack of posting extended, this is a special post on this blog, for it is the 108th. It seemed only fitting to honor the number that through the ages has held a certain significance. Why the number one-hundred-and-eight? Well, to mention only a few references… Continue reading »
I use this a lot in my articles and communications, usually as a farewell greeting. Although in the Western world ‘Namaste’ is often associated with things ranging from Ayurveda to yoga or even to vegetarianism, it is Hindu in origin and translates to “The God in me recognizes and honors the God in you” (or something very similar). It is a Mudra (symbolic gesture) as well as a Mantra (a repeated syllable or series of syllables conveying a particular, usually spiritual, concept). It is pronounced “Namastay”, and is a common greeting of courtesy in Hindu culture.
The Mudra involves brings both hands together in a ‘prayer position’ at the heart with a slight bow of the head. Variations on the gesture include bringing the hands to the third eye area (center of the forehead) to indicate a deep respect or reverence for the person being greeted, and just over the head to the area of the crown chakra – an enhancement reserved for only the most Holy.
The Sanskrit version of ‘Namaste’ is ‘Namaskar’ translating literally to “I bow to you”, and in Japanese culture this greeting is known as gassho.