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In a Manner of Speaking

Wind whispers to my face, its breath gracefully dancing with slumbering blossoms, the sky above is an abyss of grey. Inspiration floods my mind yet words become scribbles as I try to make sense of them. In my haze of confusion, writing has lost its flow. So here I leave you with a writing by Paulo Coelho which I have found inspiring and my favourite quote, in hope to share with you the inspiration.

Finding the signs by Paulo Coelho

We may think at times that the only thing life offers us tomorrow, is to repeat everything we did today. But if we pay close attention, we will see that no two days are alike.
Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which cannot be kept or re-used. If we do not use this miracle today, it will be lost.

This miracle is in the small things of daily life; we must live in the understanding that at every moment there is a way out of each problem, the way of finding that which is missing, the right clue to the decision which must be taken in order to change our entire future.
But how to find the courage for this? As I see it, God speaks to us through signs. It is an individual language which requires faith and discipline in order to be fully absorbed.

The monks of the desert used to say it was important to allow angels to act. They occasionally did absurd things – such as talk to flowers or laugh without a reason. The alchemists followed the “signs of God”; clues which often made no sense, but which always lead somewhere.

“Modern man tried to eliminate life’s uncertainties and doubts. And in doing so he left his soul dying of hunger; the soul feeds off mysteries” – says the dean of Saint Francis Cathedral.

“The beauty and charm of selfless love and service should not die away from the face of the earth. The world should know that a life of dedication is possible, that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible. Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths. Detached,selfless action leads to liberation. Such action is not just work; it is karma yoga. ” — Mata Amritanandamayi

Toni-Yvonne x

This entry was published on February 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm and is filed under Inspiration, Life. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

9 thoughts on “In a Manner of Speaking

  1. It’s been such a hard couple of days that your post stops me in my tracks and makes me realize that the best way to feel better is to do something selfless. Thank you for this, your writing is just lovely.

    xo mary jo

  2. Thank you for your inspiring words. 🙂

  3. There is something about this post that just puts everything into perspective and frees the reader. Love it! 🙂

  4. The first picture is absolutely stunning love it

  5. What a beautiful and inspiring post…happily following!

  6. Wow this is just what I needed today. This week actually. Thank you 🙂 xoxo

  7. I always get lost in your words. Thanks for great writing!

  8. CinZilicious on said:

    i love this post! Absolutely agree with what’s said in here=D


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