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Finishing the day

This is one of my favorite poems, and it’s something I try to live by.

I’ve had my fair share of days that don’t go as planned (heck, don’t we all?), but I do my best to put it behind me, and concentrate on making the next day better. 51 more words

Personal

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daily Quotes

Play Day

What began as a realistic shot of a hummingbird perched on a honeysuckle vine in our garden became, after a bit of play, something else. As I developed this I listened to a prelude for piano by Debussy, symphony music by Rodrigo—what might it have become with a bluegrass or classic rock influence? 15 more words

Photography

Silence

“Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.” 1,122 more words

Spirituality

Introduction to "Unmasked"

We differ from others only in what we do or don’t do, not in what we are. – Anthony DeMello

The following pages are excerpts from my journal that began as a class requirement in my tenth grade English class. 598 more words

KOBE, JAPAN IMAGES: THE DEPTH

“It is not the length of life, but the depth.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

18jul14. Kobe, Japan.

Travel

Intersection: Emerson and Nietzsche

In my previous post, on Emerson’s essay “Power”, I pulled a few quotes from Emerson that saw him choosing brute animal power over human civility. Most explicit is the following: “if it be only a question between the most civil and the most forcible, I lean to the last.” (977) Emerson further claims that what is of value in power lies in the transition from the forcible to the civil, when civility has acted as a sieve removing some of the “astringency” of this brute power, but before civility has erased that power altogether. 310 more words

Philosophy