Nurturing… 10,000 flowers …in our hearts and minds

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Nurturing 10,000 flowers...in our hearts and minds

 

 

 

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Nurturing 10,000 “flowers”…
“flowers” in our hearts and minds

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Nurturing positive qualities in ourselves and others

Nurturing interests, activities, curiosities,
learnings, endeavors

Nurturing acts of goodness, kindness and generosity

Nurturing beauty, inspiration and connections

Nurturing….10,000 “flowers”

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Nurturing 10,000 flowers goodness kindness generosity

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Crowing Crone, Joss
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

 

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Awareness…watching the activities of the mind…

“Awareness”
gently observing and watching the activities of one’s own mind

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awareness watching and observing the activities of ones mind

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learning to become more aware of the “activities” in one’s mind
thoughts, reactions, feelings, sensations
stopping…stepping back…observing
noticing

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awareness watching stepping back noticing obseving

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“awareness”….
perhaps, a bit like calmly watching very active “children” in our minds….
watching our minds constantly “creating”

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awareness  watching creating like children in the mind

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becoming more aware of how the mind is constantly busy,
busy, interpreting, creating
busy…busy…busy

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awareness watching believing what the mind is constantly creating

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awareness…
of what we’re “creating”

awareness….
noticing that we’re often truly believing almost everything our minds create!
We’re sincerely believing what our minds have “created.”

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~increasing “awareness”

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awareness awareness

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increasing “awareness”
using a sense of gentleness, patience and understanding,

perhaps eventually leading to a very welcomed sense of….. “quiet”
a quieter and more peaceful mind

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awareness leading to more quiet in the mind

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developing “awareness”
perhaps leading toward a quieter mind

perhaps leading to a deepening sense of
compassion…understanding…wisdom

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awareness watching compassion understanding wisdom

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awareness watching and observing the activities of ones mind

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It’s in everyone of us, to be wise…nurturing awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding

 

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it's in everyone of us awakening awareness compassion wisdom understanding

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“it’s in everyone of us”
nurturing awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding
it’s in everyone of us

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it's in everyone of us to be wise nurturing awareness wisdom compassion understanding

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“It’s in Everyone Of Us”

I first heard this very beautiful song in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s.  It’s such a special song, with such an important message. Every time I hear it, I’m so touched and inspired by the flow of the music and lyrics.

May we each find that soft and tender spot in our own hearts.   May we access and nurture the precious sense of awareness, compassion, wisdom, understanding and love that abides in our hearts and minds.

“Open up both your eyes”… look into your own eyes, and the eyes of others, with deep and genuine interest,  receive the depth of the messages,  and respond with wisdom and care …it really is in everyone of us.

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nurturing…awareness, compassion, wisdom and understanding

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it's in everyone of us nurturing awarenes wisdom compassion understanding

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Nurturing Thursday: part of Nurturing Thursdays, hosted at Becca Given’s blog, On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. Please visit Becca’s site for her Nurturing Thursday post and for links to posts of other frequent contributors to Nurturing Thursdays.

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle
hugmamma
Joss: Crowing Crone
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Tao of Scrumble

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Blessings….For a New Beginning…. John O’Donohue

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Blessings for a new beginning  John O'Donohue

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“new beginnings”
sometimes, little beginnings…happening throughout each day
other times, larger beginnings…stepping out onto very new ground!

perhaps, “a new beginning” might include…….
living with
a shift in perspective?
an expanding and deepening sense of understanding?
a greater sense of awareness and  wisdom?
all possibilities

….blessings….
for each and every “new beginning”

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a new beginning blessings

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for a new beginning excerpts

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a new beginning blessings

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space…silence…stillness…awareness…leading to deeper understanding

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Last month, I read some amazing ideas in Ken McCloud’s online newsletter, Unfettered Mind.  A few of the ideas, in particular, had a strong impact!

 

leading to a deeper and broader understanding of  “awareness”

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space silence stillness awareness analogy unfettered mind

 

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I thought I might share my own “take” on these ideas with others who stop by Pocket Perspectives.

I’m not sure how much I do “understand” these ideas, but I’ll share my beginning attempts at that. Perhaps others might resonate with this awareness, too?

To help myself “understand,”  I used the memory and image of the sky and the reflection of the sky in small mountain lake that I hiked to a few weeks ago…I find that some approximation of a deeper understanding of “awareness” seems to resonate when I imagine this scene or look at this photo.

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Greely Pond space silence stillness awareness

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space silence stillness awareness

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I noticed that by just “opening” to a basic, broad awareness of these analogies and ideas, and NOT thinking too “logically” about them, that some understanding seemed to arise.

The use of the analogies of space, silence and stillness seems to lead to a broader awareness of “awareness”… if that makes any sense?

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expanding upon each line,
with my own beginner ideas and understanding

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space

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space whether objects or not

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silence

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space silence whether sound or not

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stillness

space stllness whether movement  or not

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awareness

space awareness is there whether thoughts, feelings or sensations arise

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awareness
an “experience” of awareness…perhaps, the sky
a reflection of awareness…perhaps, through words and concepts

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space awareness experience of and understanding about it

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0bjects….sounds…movement
….thoughts, feelings or sensations….
all of those arising, abiding for awhile and departing,
comings and goings, comings and goings

And “behind” those comings and goings?
steady, consistent and ongoing
space, silence, stillness and awareness

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Greely Pond space silence stillness awareness

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Nestled in our nature…’tis our entelechy….to become……

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nestled in nature...entelechy...

 

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’tis the entelechy of an acorn to become an oak tree…
’tis the entelechy of each one of us to become……..

nurturing our nature,
nestled in our nature,
nestled in nature

 

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Jean Houston wrote:
[We need] “to attempt to tap into a symbolic or archetypal expression of the entelechy principle operating in our lives.

Entelechy is all about the possibilities encoded in each of us.

For example it is the entelechy of an acorn to be an oak tree, of a baby to be a grown-up, of a popcorn kernel to be a fully popped entity, and of you and me to be God only knows what.

It is possible to call upon the entelechy principle within us in such a way that it becomes personal, friendly, and even helpful.

This entelechy principle can be expressed symbolically as a god or a guide.

We feel its presence as the inspiration or motivation that helps us get life moving again after times of stress or stagnation.

There are many ways to engage the symbolic forms of the entelechy principle…”

[Jean Houston, THE HERO AND THE GODDESS: THE ODYSSEY AS MYSTERY AND INITIATION, Ballantine Books, 1992, p. 62.]  source: http://www.bizcharts.com/stoa_del_sol/imaginal/imaginal1b.html

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nurturing the precious spirit of becoming,
nurturing the tender process of becoming

sometimes, on our own…

nurturing becoming...entelechy...on our own

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other times
in community with others

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in the process of becoming...entelechy...

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gently supporting and nurturing each other along

nurturing each other along...entelechy...becoming....

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nurturing
the beauty, the magic, the mystery
of becoming……

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nurturing...becoming...entelechy...magic and mystery

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may each and every one of us…
nurture our entelechy,
nurturing the precious mystery of ……
“becoming……”

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nurturing the mystery of...becoming...

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“reflections”

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greeley pond reflections pemi wilderness

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reflections

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greeley pond reflections

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