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A Words first…the repost of another.
We all need a muse. In Mr. Coelho I have found one of many. The whole basis of wOrds•Of•the•One is on the inspiration I draw from the sages in this world sharing their own. So with no further a due, we give to you…
The magic moment.
'The Elbow Everglow of Las Posas' photo taken by Bernadette Ignacio
Each day, most of us pass through the same streets guided by our inner autopilot. Over trust in where we’re going and how to get there dulls our senses, and the scene around us. We become indifferent to the small wonders that lie in each predictable step or ride through reminiscent routes.
Without awareness, this conditioned conversance can cause One to lose their sensitivity to the infinite sources of inspiration within their immediate and familiar surroundings. Shameful is the case, because this subliminal disenchantment kills our creativity. (more…)
Unfortunately, in a western culture we associate modesty with weakness. It is thought that to bend is to break, to give in, is to toss in the towel. This mentality comes from the mindset that life is a competition, rather than a concert.
To understand modesty is to understand limits. Even the highest mountain has a top, the hottest day a temperature, and the most massive creature a measurement. A modest One can better minimize ego, and maximize the scope and stance of a situation, place, or person. When modesty is truly expressed, it unveils a persons capacity for peace, rather than petulance, when meeting boundaries.The purest of power and strength need not be announced or advertised.
'Silence Challenge' photo by Bernadette Ignacio
Silence has solace to offer. Confessions heard by no other ear are the most sincere. Living in an age where constant stimuli bombards our senses, it is a challenge to appreciate what substance there is to be found in quietude. But, when revered, silence offers the same sort of blessed energy as the warm summer sun.