Mushrooms I found on my walk today. Don't they look like coral from the ocean? I have never seen these before. Eyes on the ground; there are things to be found. You can click to enlarge.
Something I heard today that made me ponder was this:
THE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY TRIANGLE
- Relationship with God--The process of actively seeking what God means for each of us, being clear about what we believe.
- Relationship with Self--The process of discovering our own strengths and sacred worth. Taking care of ourselves physically and intellectually.
- Relationship with Others--To see the sacred worth of others, and to all others to reflect that same thing back to us and hold us accountable.
I don't mean to be preaching here. I have a spiritual belief in what "God" means to me. But, I like the idea of the triangle and the community.
The blog community that I follow is very strong and I see spirituality in all the blogs that I follow. I love you all for that. Here is a song that speaks to me with wonderful, loving words. It's incredible what you find when you least expect it. Sort of like stumbling upon those mushrooms emerging from under the leaves. What an incredible metaphor.
HOW CAN ANYONE EVER TELL YOU
YOU ARE ANYTHING LESS THAN BEAUTIFUL?
HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU
YOU ARE LESS THAN WHOLE?
HOW COULD ANYONE FAIL TO NOTICE
THAT YOUR LOVING IS A MIRACLE
AND HOW DEEPLY YOU'RE CONNECTED TO MY SOUL!
This follows my whole "interconnectedness" theme. In Avatar, the movie, they say to each other "I see you" meaning they SEE what is deep inside of whomever they are with. They are connected to each other and ALL living creatures and lifeforms. A wonderful idea to ponder and also recognize that life may throw rocks (as Nina Bagley says) at us but we have the choice of how to deal with it.