Awe Gazing

Madonie Mountains, Sicily, Italy

Awe Gazing
By Vicki L Flaherty

The majesty of the mountains…
The endlessness of the sea…
The meandering of great rivers
The distant light of the stars…
The power and pull of the moon in the sky…

We gaze in awe:
at the miracle of nature
touching us with her grace
she opens our hearts
pours beauty into our being,
awakening us from our dream,
inviting us into a world
vibrant and alive with possibility.

And here we are:
human beings
with beating hearts
incredible minds
and intricately complex bodies
filled with spirit.

May we gaze in awe:
at the magnificence of our humanity –
our majesty
our endlessness
our meandering
our light.

It is so easy it is to forget that we, as human beings, are amazing and worthy of inspiring awe.

to try softer

Sicily Ortygia on Piazza Duomo

You have come so far.

It is now time to try softer.

It is now time to be willing to let all the power and energies of the universe work for you.

It is time for you to open…to be willing…to allow those energies to carry you to your next step.

It is time for joy.

 

This is from time for joy: daily affirmations  by Ruth Fishel. It really resonated with me. I love the phrase “to try softer”. I love the idea that life can be easy, inspiring, filled with love and JOY. I love the invitation here to open, to allow life to come. Instead of pushing and pulling and making life take the shape my mind creates, I can receive what the world brings to me.

 

* I took this photo in Ortygia (Syracusa), Sicily, Italy on Piazza Duomo.

the world awaits

Sicily Ortygia Streetside Art.JPG

This lovely piece is by Vironika Tugaleva, which I found on the Radiating Blossom blog.

“It is almost as if we are all playing a big game of hide-and-go-seek. We all hide expecting to be found, but no one has been labelled the seeker. We stand behind the wall, at first excited, then worried, then bored, then anxious, then angry. We hide and hide. After a while, the game is not fun anymore. Where is my seeker? Where is the person who is supposed to come find me here in my protected shell and cut me open? Where is that one who will make me trust him, make me comfortable, make me feel whole? Some people rot on the spot, waiting for the seeker that never comes. The most important truth that I can relate to you, if you are hiding and waiting, is that the seeker is you and the world, behind so many walls, awaits.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

 

I’ve caught myself waiting for someone else to awaken me, to make my life more interesting, comfortable, whole, alive. It can be a lonely place. While looking inside is powerful and freeing, it’s not always easy to see what’s there to be found.

 

* I took this photo on the streets of Ortygia (Syracusa), Sicily, Italy.