Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ebb and flow




These beautiful words of Andre Gide serve as a reminder to let go.  A reminder that clinging to what I treasure in this moment will prevent me from embracing the gifts that arrive in the next.
A clinging stance is a contracted and closed one.
A willingness to let go is an open stance
 embracing the ebb and flow of life,
A stance that invites in
the next moment's 
offering

22 comments:

  1. Thank you for this Bonnie - if you read my blog today you will see that I am saying goodbye to an old friend - how comforting your quote is.

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  2. As always, you seem to say what I need to hear. Beautiful quote and post, Bonnie.
    Hugs.

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  3. oh bonnie, thank you for sharing. that is beautiful.
    it is a nice reminder to let go of the past and enjoy the moment.

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  4. The beauty of the wave is that it keeps on coming...never ceasing. What a beautiful quote!

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  5. This is a lovely way to look at letting go...

    ...always such thought provoking little gems that you bring to us, Bonnie ~ thank you!
    ~Calli

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  6. Hi Bonnie, I've been spending a good while reading your blog. (I came over from Tessa's.)I appreciate your work and courage you show in discussing spiritual topics. I have thought deeply about various concepts that have posted about. I've read so many spiritual books over the decades...practice and self-awareness is more in line with my path now. I love the Channing quote about living life simply. Thank you for your reflections and beautiful photos/art. <3

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  7. I'm smiling at your coon photos - we have a very old coon that feeds on the squirrel feeder -- and some babies that come up and fight over it! *laughing*

    as to your comment- I used to never edit my posts, or rarely, but then when I began to write about editing and cleaning manuscripts, I became more paranoid about it *laugh*

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  8. Wise words indeed - love and let go...

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  9. If you can't let go, you'll be dead in 10 minutes. Inhalations can only happen if exhalations precede them.

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  10. Weaver, I read your blog and am glad this comment was so timely.

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  11. Zuppaartista: We all need reminders sometimes - that's why I love these wise quotations.

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  12. Alicia: There really are examples all around us demonstrating the natural pulse of the universe.

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  13. Cynthia: Thank you for visiting and spending time reading my posts. Awareness and practice are everything aren't they. Another form of ebb and flow.

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  14. Kathryn: Thank you for dropping by and commenting!

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  15. Dan: So you are telling us that we all, already, know how to let go - we're doing it all the time!

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  16. Detachment with love is one of the most paradoxical and wonderful things I've learned in the past 4 years. The wave analogy is exquisite.

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  17. myan told me to come and check out your blog as my yesterday post echoes yours (in a rather less poetic way).
    wisdom words to reflect on...
    xxx

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  18. Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie, Please, slow down. I am still coping with everything today brings and what yesterday has left on my plate. If you let go of everything all the time nothing is worth preserving? I can't believe that.
    I am not a tumbleweed being blown about by every new experience.
    Help!

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  19. That quote is profound! Maybe it's the change of season that is coming up but I find myself thinking more and more about letting go!

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