photo painting – butterfly in the plaster – Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania
While wandering around the forest, the question “Are you lost?“ would sound like a hand of support to get out. But the same inquiry would rise up only the irritation, if it would address us in the comfort of out home.
Our state of being lost in a physical world always cries for the help and demands the answer to „what should we do?“ , but in the spiritual realm the things look otherwise – the world prefers poetry to the direct reference word – points to the quotes of the wise but not the heart of the hearer.
Value your words. Each one may be the last — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
digital painting Autumn Underfoot by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania
“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing” – Camille Pissarro
I just had a chat. I was asked: „Hi, Tomas, how are you?“ and I replied: „Hi…I am enjoying an opportunity to say “Hi!” loudly now“.
“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
I have heard, if something damages man’s hearing, his eyesight becomes better, and it is likewise in otherwise. In other words, the nature tries to compensate the hurts we encounter.
In my case, my limitations (living in dependence – the ABC of the disabled) have taught me the need of pondering deeper on what was said by others. The quotes became my guests. Just listen.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery says: The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate
… If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself – Barbara De Angelis
The quote diagnosed the modern times well. What remained unsaid is our response to
“what does it mean to love oneself?”
Good food satisfies our body, but such joy lasts too short, yet discovery of oneself in other always enables us to experience Peace and Joy.
“A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Cretan author and philosopher, 1883 – 1957
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
– Lewis B. Smedes