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Rainy Days And Sundays…

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Poder Feminina Africana*  – Photo by Toni Roberts

always wake me up!

*African Feminine Power

For One Human To Attack Another Is…

 self-mutilation

Reacting VS Responding…

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Yemaya At Work – Photo by Toni Roberts

Today

   For the first time…

      I saw the choice so clearly:

I can continue

Reacting to negative people…events and circumstances

From my place of

   OLD…UNHEALED…EMOTIONAL WOUNDS…

In that so

   HUMAN WAY…

   or…

I can rise above the residue of pain from events long past

And

CHOOSE

 to lift up my

   CONSCIOUSNESS…

ALLOWING

An

   EVER-PRESENT…

   APPROPRIATE…

And

HEALING RESPONSE

To

Unfold

Naturally

   On ITS own…

    In

   As

And

      Through…

 My every

   Thought…

   Word…

   Action

I Can Now Understand These Words Of The Buddha:

before enlightenment

chop wood

   haul water…

after enlightenment

chop wood

   haul water

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

The Invisible Substance Of Beingness

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Creation – Penci Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

I strongly suspect

that all that I refer to as:

I

Me

Mine

is merely an

empty

mold

into which

THE INVISIBLE SUBSTANCE OF BEINGNESS

is

poured

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Is The Letting Go…

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Surrender – Pencil Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

of all that one holds as

      TRUTH…

and

   REALITY

it is the learning to be

   IN…

but not

   OF…

this

MAN-MADE

world…

it is the

TOTAL

SURRENDER

to that which one cannot

touch

taste

smell

or

   see

and can only

hear

as a faint

echo

within one’s

   HEART

these are but a

sprinkling

of the

difficulties

one encounters

upon the

JOURNEY

to

   WHOLENESS

so be ye of strong

SPIRIT

and great

COURAGE

as ye embark upon this

   SACRED

INNER

   PATH

 

The More I Venture…

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Beam Me Down – Pencil Sketch/Photo by Toni Roberts

beyond

the

boundaries

of my

   humanity

the

greater

my

freedom

to

do

   so…

Today…In The Silence…I Came Face To Face With…

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1,000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

the

mind-crippling

Fear

at the

Root

of all

Human

   Ills

   believe me

  It

was not

PRETTY

Today…As I Sat In The Silence…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

I realized that

I...

We

Either live in

Knowledge

Wisdom…

And

Understanding …

Or

Die

in

   Ignorance

The

Choice

Is

   Ours

And therein lay the

Limits

of our

   Human

Power

And

   Fate

 

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