~ The power that i seek is within myself and it seeks me now ~
How often do we transform ourselves in the fire of the forces surrounding us,
the forces that are shaping us everyday as we ask within and listen for an answer from that still small voice, “What is it that I really, really want?”
Besides loving and being loved, having sustenance: food, water, shelter, I think that each of us has a powerful and unique message that speaks directly to our hearts, and its okay to be different. It’s okay to be different and be among the same. Some voices may just say a simple and certain request, “peace.” For others need community, and differences of opinion, the excitement of discussion. Not everyone has exactly the same needs for human or animal or nature’s contact. I think that ought to be respected. I think this is what it means when we talk about compassion, it is about having the humanity to see the equality in all, while also allowing for the variance of what that equality looks like, without divisive judgements, and impositions. We live in an era where roles and designations are fading quickly, essential categories are in question for the past is rapidly disappearing without a trace in a world of technology and continuous innovation. We don’t just build from the past anymore, we forge the future within ourselves.
The beauty and capacity in people is astonishing to me as it is in this flower – a soft focus – a momentary glimpse of phase of life, and all are brilliant moments. Why seek to be in another stage of life from the one you are in? Relish where you are, exactly while you determine what that means, to be where you are now.
Sometimes it means, “Who needs a ‘what’s next’?” I’ll see it when I it arrives…that which I seek, seeks me now.
17 thoughts on “a soft focus”
Lovely photo and reminders Ka. May we grow more compassionate.
Thank you, Brad for sharing this message today; and may we all grow more resilient, too – for that helps us foster compassion in all directions.
A very beautiful and powerful post! I agree with every single thing you say. What we need is a soft focus like that beautiful flower – enjoy the beauty of each phase we are in, in a way that beauty and joy can be received by those around, truly listen to our heart for the next choice that helps us fulfill our purpose of our time here.
Thank you so very much, Pragalbha! It’s exciting and satisfying to know that I have made contact with my words and found such an equal exchange in yours. Many blessings to you as we enjoy our on-going fulfillment in listening in ❤
You are very welcome, I feel similar happiness of resonance 🙂
As soon as I saw that flower I sighed, Ahhhh. It goes well with your words. Together, they bring me a soft smile for which I am thankful.
Yes, and now, too, I, JoAnna ~ Thank you for that deep breath! 🙂 Thank you for your visit 🙂
may you joyfully
This resonates deep!Thank you for sharing
Thank you for letting me know 🙂🐳
and for your reading 📖
It means a lot!