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Overcoming The World…

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Overcoming the World – Photograph by Toni Roberts – Plant Life Growing From Between the Rocks – Central Park, NYC

Life is a series of adversities followed by abundant blessings

which cycle right back into adversity

the sun rises and then darkness descends

such is the rhythm and nature of human existence

we who would hope to emerge unscathed from Life‘s ups and downs must learn to bend

NONRESISTANCEACCEPTANCE...SURRENDER

lest ye be BROKEN by the ill-winds of misfortune…

 

(Copyright: Toni Roberts 1/8/2019)

 

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The Only Reality…

Your Choice of Seats – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is this

   NOW MOMENT

NOTHING

before or after

this

NOW MOMENT IN TIME

exists

our only job

is to

focus

on the 

NOW

on

WHATEVER

is

right here

before

us…

 

without

JUDGEMENT

or

   FEAR

 

thus

we

PERMIT

the

HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL CONCERNED

to

unfold

   in…

   through…

and

as…

ALL

that we

ARE…

SAY…

and

DO…

do-be-do-be-do

 

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Today, My Focus Is On Beauty…

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

trees

flowers…

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Spring In Full Bloom – Photo by Toni Roberts

clean air

to breathe

without

fear

of

pollution…

or

contamination…

 

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

grass freshly mowed

to

walk

or

dance

upon

as one chooses…

houses

tall

sturdy

safe

 

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Exotic Plant Life – Photo by Toni Roberts

the best of both worlds:

man’s

and

God’s

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Lone Dancing Tree – Photo by Toni Roberts

how

blessed

am

I

 

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Strolling The Neighborhood On This Summerlike Autumn Day…

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Summer Blossoms In The Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

what season is it!?

even the garden seems confused

 

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Magnificent Weeping Willows – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the trees are hesitant about changing from summer green to autumn yellow

 

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Trees Early Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my secret, quiet spot

 

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Secluded Hideaway – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

just the faintest hint of the changing season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Prayer:

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

yes, please

THY WILL

THY WAY

and in

THY TIME

not mine

   Thank You

Eternal Being…

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Rock–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

 

Photography by Toni Roberts: http://www.toni-roberts.fineartamerica.com

 

Hope Springs Eternal

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; 7/9/16 Steps of New Dawn Foundation

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; Perspective shot; Steps of New Dawn Foundation; 7/9/16

Whenever I feel down, defeated, overcome and depressed, all I have to do is look at these photos! Two friends and I attended a “sweat” this past Saturday at the New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle, NY; and as we mounted the entrance steps what greeted us but a message from Mother Nature about never giving up…about how the seemingly impossible can and does occur. Not only did this brave little warrior of a plant coming up from a crack in the wall not give up its quest to reach the light from its home deep in the darkness below concrete steps, it had the bodacious audacity to blossom in its victory! I was caught without my camera but my friend, Patricia Bolivar, came to the rescue with her smart phone! Does this photo not lift your heart?

What “The Land” Taught Me Yesterday…

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Driving North On Route 22; photo by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as I sat…breathed…waited…listened…

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“The Land” Photo Two by Toni Roberts

 

“follow the path of LOVE and not that of FEAR

for it is in the land of

LOVE

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“The Land” Photo Three by Toni Roberts

that one finds

   purpose

in

    being

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“The Land” Photo Four by Toni Roberts

 

have trust and faith in the wildest most chaotic aspects of the

   Self…

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“The Land” Photo Five by Toni Roberts

 

KNOW

that you are always

in all ways

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“The Land” Photo Six by Toni Roberts

 

   doing…

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“The Land” Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

 

   saying

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“The Land” Photo Eight by Toni Roberts

 

   being...

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“The Land” Photo Nine by Toni Roberts

 

exactly what you came

here-now

to

do

say

   be...

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“The Land” Photo Ten by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo Eleven by Toni Roberts

 

   ignore the world

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“The Land” Photo Twelve by Toni Roberts

 

   for they are the

   crazy ones

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“The Land” Photo Thirteen by Toni Roberts

 

    you are more than enough...”

(I thank you, Y and N--my sisters from another mother–for the gift of yesterday on “The Land.”)

In Other Words…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

the

question

is the

key

that

opens

the

   door…

once the question has been asked

the questioner must remain

   silent and alert…

so as not to miss the opportunity...

   once the door swings open…

to enter a heretofore

   dark…

   hidden…

   unexplored…

room

of

the

   mansion…

a room filled to capacity with

un-imagined

treasures…

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Since I Now Know…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that the

answer

is contained

within the

   question…

   I simply

ask…

   lean back…

   relax…

and say

YES

to the

      LETTING GO ENERGY…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

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