Showing posts from October, 2016

Now Is the Time!

Blur of Time Photo Credit: 2016 Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
Now, is the time!

Look to this day, 
for it is life, 
the very breath of life. 
In its brief course lie 
all the realities of your existence; 
the bliss of growth, 
the glory of action, 
the splendor of beauty. 
For yesterday is only a dream, 
and tomorrow is but a vision. 
But today, well lived, 
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, 
and every tomorrow 
a vision of hope. 
Look well, therefore, to this day. (Kalidasa, Ancient Sanskrit)

This ancient Hindu quote has been rewritten in many forms. Regardless of how it is read, the message is simple.  Live in the moment.

Today is where our minds and hearts must be in order to make the memories of the past and to the create visions of tomorrow.  If we linger too long in either the past or the future, we miss out on opportunities in the present.  Think about it...

The work-a-holic misses out on gatherings with family and friends, meaningful conversations about life and the simple joy of just being. …

When the Laughter Dies...

Let's Be Brave by Edgar A. Guest
Let's be brave when the laughter dies
And the tears come into our troubled eyes,
Let's cling to the faith and the old belief
When the skies grow gray with the clouds of grief,
Let's bear the sorrow and hurt and pain
And wait till the laughter comes again...

Let's be brave when the joy departs
Till peace shall come to our troubled hearts,
For the tears must fall and the rain come down
And each brow be pressed to the thorny crown;
Yet after the dark shall the sun arise,
So let's be brave when the laughter dies.

May all those who have battled the ravages of hurricane, cyclone, floods and earthquake be blessed with quick relief, loving aid and compassionate hands to help them through this dark time.

Rumi's Musings

(c) 2016 Mystic's Moon by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
The poet known as Rumi was a Sufi Mystic who lived in the 13th century.  His words have often brought me peace, understanding and joy.  These are but a few of the quotes that have touched my heart and soul over the years.  May the bless you, now.
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.  They’re in each other all along.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.”

“In your light I learn how to love.  In your beauty, how to make poems.  You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you,  but sometimes I do,  and that sight becomes this art.”