Gracious God, ruler in the heavens, your humble servant calls to you. Guide my mind so I might make the right choice. I ask this of you in your divine presence, o giver of love. Support me with your gracious love.
A Love Poem by jay
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Force is terrific,
And so are you.
Orchids are white,
Ghost ones are rare,
A daughter is blonde,
And so is your hair.
With buds like eggs,
Stories are short,
And so are your legs.
Up to the skies,
Your market is black,
And so are your eyes.
Foxgloves in hedges,
Surround the farms,
Globules are fat,
And so are your arms.
Daisies are pretty,
Daffies have style,
My run is winning,
And so is your smile.
A waterfall is beautiful,
Just like you.
Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.)
Remember that family member you haven’t seen for a while? See how they are doing
Bake for your neighbour
Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
Be eco-friendly – unplug electronics when you’re finished using them
Forgive someone who has wronged you
Leave someone flowers anonymously
Go out of your way to thank someone today!
Help someone struggling with heavy bags
Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them a call
8:41 AM (1 hour ago)
Silence falls around
Friends from past communicate
Bells jingle away
Exalted God, eternal praise upon you,
I have sinned in a moment of weakness.
I failed you,
I broke a promise I should’ve kept.
Grant me your forgiveness,
relieve me of my demons.
Show me mercy so I can make amends for my mistakes.
Knowledge – someone said to me Is – knowing what do you not know. A Hypercurious person would go in the quest of what he / she does not know. Learning never ends. I went on a journey to bridge some of my knowledge gaps via Udemy Courses. I am on my way to reach the 100th Certification soon.
What is gained so far is below :
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“All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched,” Seneca told his mother in his extraordinary letter on resilience in the face of loss. One need not be a dry materialist to bow before the recognition that no heart goes through life unplundered by loss — all love presupposes it, be it in death or in heartbreak. Whether what is lost are feelings or atoms, grief comes, unforgiving and unpredictable in its myriad manifestations. Joan Didion observed this disorienting fact in her classic memoir of loss: “Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be.” And when it does come, it unweaves the very fabric of our being. When love is lost, we lose the part of ourselves that did the loving — a part that, depending on the magnitude of the love, can come to approximate the whole of who we are. We lose what artist Anne Truitt so poetically termed “the lovely entire confidence that comes only from innumerable mutual confidences entrusted and examined… woven by four hands, now trembling, now intent, over and under into a pattern that can surprise both [partners].”
But we also gain something — out of the burning embers of the loss arises an ashen humility, true to its shared Latin root with the word humus. We are made “of the earth” — we bow down low, we become crust, and each breath seems to draw from the magmatic center of the planet that is our being. It is only when we give ourselves over to it completely that we can begin to take ourselves back, to rise, to live again.
How to move through this barely survivable experience is what author and altogether glorious human being Elizabeth Gilbert examines with uncommon insight and tenderness of heart in her conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the inaugural episode of the TED Interviews podcast.
Gilbert reflects on the death of her partner, Rayya Elias — her longtime best friend, whose sudden terminal cancer diagnosis unlatched a trapdoor, as Gilbert put it, into the realization that Rayya was the love of her life:
Grief… happens upon you, it’s bigger than you. There is a humility that you have to step into, where you surrender to being moved through the landscape of grief by grief itself. And it has its own timeframe, it has its own itinerary with you, it has its own power over you, and it will come when it comes. And when it comes, it’s a bow-down. It’s a carve-out. And it comes when it wants to, and it carves you out — it comes in the middle of the night, comes in the middle of the day, comes in the middle of a meeting, comes in the middle of a meal. It arrives — it’s this tremendously forceful arrival and it cannot be resisted without you suffering more… The posture that you take is you hit your knees in absolute humility and you let it rock you until it is done with you. And it will be done with you, eventually. And when it is done, it will leave. But to stiffen, to resist, and to fight it is to hurt yourself.
There’s this tremendous psychological and spiritual challenge to relax in the awesome power of it until it has gone through you. Grief is a full-body experience. It takes over your entire body — it’s not a disease of the mind. It’s something that impacts you at the physical level… I feel that it has a tremendous relationship to love: First of all, as they say, it’s the price you pay for love. But, secondly, in the moments of my life when I have fallen in love, I have just as little power over it as I do in grief. There are certain things that happen to you as a human being that you cannot control or command, that will come to you at really inconvenient times, and where you have to bow in the human humility to the fact that there’s something running through you that’s bigger than you.
Gilbert goes on to read a short, stunning reflection on love and loss she had originally published on Instagram:
People keep asking me how I’m doing, and I’m not always sure how to answer that. It depends on the day. It depends on the minute. Right this moment, I’m OK. Yesterday, not so good. Tomorrow, we’ll see.
Here is what I have learned about Grief, though.
I have learned that Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love.
The only way that I can “handle” Grief, then, is the same way that I “handle” Love — by not “handling” it. By bowing down before its power, in complete humility.
When Grief comes to visit me, it’s like being visited by a tsunami. I am given just enough warning to say, “Oh my god, this is happening RIGHT NOW,” and then I drop to the floor on my knees and let it rock me. How do you survive the tsunami of Grief? By being willing to experience it, without resistance.
The conversation of Grief, then, is one of prayer-and-response.
Grief says to me: “You will never love anyone the way you loved Rayya.” And I reply: “I am willing for that to be true.” Grief says: “She’s gone, and she’s never coming back.” I reply: “I am willing for that to be true.” Grief says: “You will never hear that laugh again.” I say: “I am willing.” Grief says, “You will never smell her skin again.” I get down on the floor on my fucking knees, and — and through my sheets of tears — I say, “I AM WILLING.” This is the job of the living — to be willing to bow down before EVERYTHING that is bigger than you. And nearly everything in this world is bigger than you.
I don’t know where Rayya is now. It’s not mine to know. I only know that I will love her forever. And that I am willing.
Gilbert adds in the interview:
It’s an honor to be in grief. It’s an honor to feel that much, to have loved that much.
Complement with life-earned wisdom on how to live with loss from other great artists, writers, and scientists — including Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens — and the Stoic cure for heartbreak from Epictetus, then revisit Gilbert on creative bravery and the art of living in a state of uninterrupted marvel.
Choice is one thing, but desire is another. Choices can be made rationally. Desire is almost never rational. In this case, it’s okay to give into certain desires, but be wary of any decisions that may have a lasting impact on your life.
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Did you know…
… that today is the birthday of the Guggenheim Museum of Art (1959)? Located on New York’s Museum Mile at the edge of Central Park, the Guggenheim has become one of the city’s most popular attractions. Reflecting architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s love of nature, the nearly 540,000 square feet of space resembles a giant seashell, with each room opening fluidly into the next.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“It’s better to bite your tongue than to eat your words.”
— Frank Sonnenberg