Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Think On This

Living In Joy

When we are not attached
to who we think we are,
life can move through us,
playing like an instrument.

Understanding how everything is in
a continual transformation,
we release our futile attempt
to control circumstances.

When we live in this easy
connection with life,
we live in joy.

James Baraz "Lighten Up"

Sharing words that
spoke to me
in a special way
early this morning...


Balisha said...

I was reading DIY Stress Relief and found a quote by the same....

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)."

Sometimes when I read these quotes etc. I feel like it's something that I could have said....but didn't have the words. Simple quotes are sometimes better than reading a whole book.

Enjoy your day,

Tabor said...

And thus today my post is the exact opposite of this!!!

Sharon said...

These words speak to me this morning too, Ernestine. Thank you~

Judy said...

I'm trying!

lil red hen said...

I need to learn....

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, Tabor, Sharon, Judy and Charlotte,
I think on this
have not arrived
and may never :)
Gives me something to think on..

kerrdelune said...

"When we live in this easy connection with life, we live in joy." Wonderful words for this day...............

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Very meaningful words this morning....thank you, and Balisha, too.
Hope you are safe from tornadoes!!

sandra hagan said...

thank you for sharing this.

the easy way is letting go....i think a difficult way, may become easier, as we age.

in my younger days, i would have payed no attention to this.

Pienosole said...

These are very wise words and a good intention, if not goal, to have.

Thank you.

nancy at good food matters said...

beautiful poem---perfect for this last day of April--national poetry month!

Aisling said...

Those words really are meaningful. So hard to "let go, and let God," isn't it?

Wisewebwoman said...

So much easier said than done. We are all about attachments, aren't we?