Shining Like the Sun

As if the sorrows and stupidities of the world could overwhelm me now that I realize what we all are. I wish everyone could realize this, but there is no way of telling people they are all walking around shining like the sun.

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I am finally coming to the realization that my greatest ambition is to be what I already am.

Thomas Merton

Which brings to mind a film I highly recommend: I Am.

Love Wins

3 comments on “Shining Like the Sun

  1. Bob Braxton says:

    2013.02.13 Wed blog
    Ensō (円相)
    -yards
    dance
    grave-

    lines from these two songs:

    Delta Rae’s “The Morning Comes”
    And I say oh, oh
    Rain don’t change the sun
    Jealous is the night when the morning comes
    But it always comes

    and “Dance in the Graveyards.”
    ’Cause when I die
    I don’t want to rest in peace
    I want to dance in joy
    I want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
    And while I’m alive
    I don’t want to be alone
    Mourning the ones who came before
    I want to dance with them some more
    Let’s dance in the graveyards

    From dust all were created and to dust we shall all return… our in-between is full of breaths of new life, sighs too deep for words, cascades of uncontainable joy. Let’s don the sackcloths in mourning but not linger among the ash heaps Let’s dance in the graveyards … Ash Wednesday re-cycle

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  2. shoreacres says:

    Well, goodness me.

    I am finally coming to the realization that my greatest ambition is to be what I already am. ~ Merton

    The dandelion growing in the corner of my lawn or the osprey diving with signal grace have no need of special disciplines precisely because they are so perfectly themselves. From seed to lovely puff, a dandelion is a dandelion. From egg to final dive, an osprey lives its nature. We are not so graced. All our potential, all the beauty and strength and love of the human spirit is not fully formed at birth. It takes a lifetime to become human. ~ me, in my current post

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