That Evening, I Experienced Uncountable Sunsets

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves.  The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.  ~Carl Jung

Out of those innumerable perspectives, here are eight of them:
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Be careful how you interpret the world: It is like that.  ~Erich Heller

Date of photography: 01.01.2012

Have a great time… Cheers!🙂

Time – Just Like a Flowing River

. . . Transition of colors during Sunset . . .

or perhaps, in life as well…!

I liked the book “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho, which I read around three years back. Today, I want to share something by the same author. Learn and enjoy!🙂

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“A river never passes the same place twice,” says a philosopher. “Life is like a river,” says another philosopher, and we draw the conclusion that this is the metaphor that comes closest to the meaning of life. Consequently, it is always good to remember during all the year to come:

A] We are always doing things for the first time. While we move between our source (birth) to our destination (death), the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear – because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running.

B] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.

C] Our banks are always fertile. Vegetation only grows where there is water. Whoever comes into contact with us needs to understand that we are there to give the thirsty something to drink.

D] Stones should be avoided. It is obvious that water is stronger than granite, but it takes time for this to happen. It is no good letting yourself be overcome by stronger obstacles, or trying to fight against them – that is a useless waste of energy. It is best to understand where the way out is, and then move forward.

E] Hollows call for patience. All of a sudden the river enters a sort of hole and stops running as joyfully as before. At such moments the only way out is to count on the help of time. When the right moment comes the hollow fills up and the water can flow ahead. In the place of the ugly, lifeless hole there now stands a lake that others can contemplate with joy.

Source: Paulo Coelho’s Blog

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P.S.

Date of photography: March 3, 2012

Slightly Silhouetted at Sunset in a “River” Style

I’m in love with the Golden color!😀 I’m seeing it everywhere- in my laptop, around me, in the morning, in the evening, in people, ….. Hehehe. And if you have not noticed, I have changed my blog links to a golden shade (Twenty Eleven does that too!), and the main header is in a similar shade as well.😉

Here is more gold along with golden quotations.🙂

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“Pure gold does not fear furnace”
~ Chinese Proverbs

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,
but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”
~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

“Stories are like fairy gold, the more you give away, the more you have.”

Have a day with golden moments!🙂

More “goldens” at Life Just is

 Golden Reflection Framed by Himalayan Pines
Golden Temple – Harmandir Sahib
 Golden Touches at the End of a Rainy Day
Going Golden :)
Golden-Blue Sunrise behind Coconut Trees

Golden Touches at the End of a Rainy Day

. . . Golden Touches at the End of a Rainy Day . . .

Clouds throwing numerous shadows
pouring wetness all day along
winds stealing all possible coldness
Winter rejoicing as the mountains shiver

but the warmth is not very far
simply concealing behind the grays
as soon as the winds clear a way
the setting sun steals the evening show

the light brushes through the clouds
making the drenched earth glow in colors
flowers and birds cheer up watching while
everything gets beautified by this make over

Winter still has a reason to be proud
as nature has many hidden surprises
for those who can see and feel
the play between the light and the clouds…
the golden touches at the end of a rainy day!

(Author – Me!)
🙂

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Inspirations for my poem –
(I hope you can find and feel too!)

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A Perfect Poetic Circle

It’s great to be able to see the sun in the eyes

That moment, a rare one, when it all rhymes

The sky surprises you and you accept that prize

Nature and its wonders, how they organize

together… to make you wonder and make you wise.

Now, this is a perfect inspiring sunset moment for me! I am grateful.🙂

Date of Photography – 01.01.2012
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Hope that the Nature inspires you as well. Good day!🙂

A Thorny Sunset Moment

Red Thorns
(Green red?!)😀

Isn’t it amazing how the camera adjusts to give another beautiful perspective? I just had to change my position and I got two different views of the same plant at the same time. And, it was easy to get a perfect silhouette (…and no editing).🙂

“Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns”
(~Tehyi Hsieh)

🙂

. . . Only Listening . . .

I was feeling very lonely (by PAULO COELHO) [Link here]

I was feeling very lonely when I left Mass in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral right in the heart of New York.

Suddenly I was approached by a Brazilian:

“I very much need to talk to you,” he said.

I was so enthused by this meeting that I began to talk about everything that was important to me. I spoke of magic, God’s blessings, love. He listened to everything in silence, thanked me and went away.

Instead of feeling happy, I felt lonelier than before. Later on I realized that in my enthusiasm I had not paid any attention to what that Brazilian wanted.

Talk to me.

I tossed my words to the wind, because that was not what the Universe was wanting at that moment: I would have been much more useful if I had listened to what he had to say.

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It’s always good to share, right! :D

Goodbye for today.
🙂