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Some Thoughts On Old Age…Disease…And Dying…

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Moon Shine – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

The other day, during a telephone conversation (Yes, some of us still have telephone conversations…via landlines, no less.) an old friend of mine asked: “So what are you up to these days?” She had just finished describing her days of managing an “illness”—which she fully owned years ago—along with all the other obstacles and mundane matters of living in this world.

After listening to my list of daily activities, i.e., my daily spiritual practice; blogging, crafting one-of-a-kind necklaces; my attempts at creating a website—where I can sell these necklaces—plus my photography projects; and on and on and on. Poor thing I wanted to say to her, “No, my love. Keeping busy is what you do. I, on the other hand, am continuing to engage LIFE thus holding this body mind-soul back from that inevitable process of breaking down and withering away into dust…that process we call disease and dying…and which we anticipate happening to us when we reach what we humans call “old age.”  (And that varies with one’s mindset and lifestyle!)

But, of course, good breeding prevented me from saying any of that. Plus, I knew that I always had my Blog: https://toniroberts.wordpress.com and this Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters in which to vent!

Thank you, for bearing with me. But please, think about it. How is it that some of us can move joyfully, healthily and actively into our seventies and eighties…while most others of us begin the disease and dying process, right-on-time, as if programmed to do so?

Comments are welcome!

Ah…and one more thing…before you start talking about DNA and genes…do a bit of research into the latest findings in the field of Epigenetics.

I Am Beginning To Realize…As In “Make Real…”

Golden Sunset  - Photo by Toni Roberts

Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the many

rewards

of 

unquestioning

trusting

obedience

to a

mysterious

nameless

Inner Directive

that places one’s feet

   for one…

step by careful step

along paths both

known

and

   unknown…

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work at:

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

 

 

I Am Learning…

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Reflections – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to permit

 

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Fog Rolling In – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

each moment of my life

   to unfold…

 

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La Pareja Con El Arte de Kathy Vega – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as it may

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

Today…

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Vassar Campus; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

I cease my attempts

to construct a new and different

future

based upon the same

old

blueprints

from the

   past

As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

I’ve Finally Cracked The Great Mystery…And Gained Mastery Over The Torments And Enigmas Of This Human Existence…

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Daughters of Gaia; collage/photo by Toni Roberts

 

I’ve reached

the

bottom-line

of

bottom-lines…

I’ve found

the

   WAY:

     SIT DOWN…SHUT UP

and

   LISTEN…

      for the only way to

KNOWLEDGE

is via the

      INNER PATHWAY…

the way of the

   HEART…

THE WAY

   OUT

        IS ALWAYS…

       IN…

Yin To His…

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Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

 

                      YANG…

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

Eternal Being…

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Rock–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

 

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

 

As I Sit Here In Contemplation Of My Navel…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

it’s beginning to dawn on me

through these recent days of

joy-mixed-pain

that there is no such thing as

good

or

bad

     in the events of life…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   it’s simply that…

shit happens so that other shit can happen

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; photo by Toni Roberts

LIFE

does nothing

to

   us…

only

for

   us…

and as trite as it may sound:

everything

comes

to

    pass

 

 

 

I Am Experiencing How…

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

      one hundred percent acceptance of all conditions and circumstances of my life…   

   without judgement or immediate action

   of any kind…

   on my part...

   always results in constructive and positive change…

   as if by magic...

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