Wednesday, December 29, 2010

think on this . . .






When the wise man grasps the pivot of Tao,
he is in the center of the circle,
 and there he stands
while "Yes" and "No"
 pursue each other
 around the circumference.

 ~ Chuang Tzu


Transformation happens
by itself
when you stop
striving for it.

~ Chuang Tzu


The land of nothing whatsoever
is our real home.

~ Chuang Tzu







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13 comments:

  1. A stunningly gorgeous image, Bonnie, with such wise quotes for Chuang Tzu. Wonderful thoughts to carry into the new year!

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  2. heck yeah...love these...lots to ponder on them...and how apropo as i have thinking to do...

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  3. Ah, yes! And I see you've been playing with images and layers........

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  4. Mostly, this is above my head, or at least above my understanding. But I do recognize your garden Buddha.

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  5. George: I'm glad you like the image. High praise for me when it comes from you!

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  6. Brian: Think lyrically and you will be fine!!!

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  7. Meri: Yes, I think I am in full-fledged addiction mode with the digital art right now.

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  8. Sandra: Hardly above your head Sandra - perhaps not a part of your interests right now. Actually the Buddha is one of two identical ones I have inside my home. But I do one outside too.

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  9. The quote that I'll be sitting with for a while is "Transformation happens by itself when you stop striving for it"

    I get caught in the idea of transformation - I can understand the reasons around why/how I do certain things, and know that I want to change it. But then I focus on the how to make the change rather then the actual transformation.

    Maybe the peace comes from letting the transformation unfold as it should, in it's own way.

    Thank you for these sparking these thoughts!

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  10. Ah Bonnie, you are probably right!

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  11. Marion: Me too - I think that is why I keep posting these reminders - for myself!

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  12. I've been reading the poetry of Cold Mountain, a Toaist/Buddhist poet from China. These quotes resonate with his poetry. Very nice.

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  13. The art photo is awesome! LOVE IT! Dearest Bonnie- you always have the best things to say- love the quotes- exactly right and needed- perfect. LOVE!

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