Monday, December 17, 2012

The Lure of Their Becoming

A   L   O   H   A  !
 " When the cloud
 is no longer in the sky,
 it hasn't died. - 















 " The cloud is continued
 in other forms
 like rain or snow 
or ice. -









" Our nature is the nature of 
no birth and no death.
 It is impossible for a cloud 
to pass from being into
 non-being. -













And that is true 
with a beloved person. 
They have not died. 
They have continued 
in many new forms 








and you can look deeply 
and recognize them 
in you 
and around you. "

Thich-Nhat-Hanh

Courtesy Oprah



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                              Warmly, cloudia 



33 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

And no-one has left us while they are still remembered. A thought I hug to myself on dark nights.

Krishna said...

beautiful photos and nice quotes

thanks

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree Cloudia, loved ones never leave us, but the pain at the beginning is unbearable..

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the thought on the cloud and how it relates to us...and finding them in us...of course, i have thoroughly enjoyed his books so....

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, cloudia.

Adam said...

cool tiger

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

"to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"

I have done so much grief work with clients. In the midst of it it is difficult. Time heals.
blessings

thepinkmateproject said...

nice post:) inspiring!

vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

Teresa said...

Really deep for a Monday morning... Love the tiger pictures.

foongpc said...

Oh yes, I believe we don't really die but simply change form : )

foongpc said...

By the way, thanks for the comments in my blog! Glad you managed to leave your comments now : )

Askartelin itte said...

Hyvää Joulua sinulle Cloudia :)

Daryl E said...

another beautiful post ...

Charles Gramlich said...

A wonderful analogy!

Cloudia said...

Thanks dear friends

bobbybegood1 said...

How true dear Cloudia. In death we are like the waves upon the ocean - meshing until you can't distinguish one from the other. Cheers!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Having lost three dear friends in as many weeks Cloudia, I find your blog today a great comfort.

Mama Zen said...

A comfort.

LOLfromPasa said...

Just what I needed :).

Laura said...

so appropriate for this tender time Cloudia... for all tender times.

The tiger's nose is quite heart-like.

Robert Geiss said...

wow !


Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm with you-- loved one are always with us.
xo jj

Hilary said...

As long as we remember.. and we do.

Kaya said...

That is wonderful and so thoughtful!!!

I love to be a part of Comfort Spiral!

Kay said...

This is so interesting. When we were in Illinois, a very good friend of ours (anthropology professor at Northwestern) who actually was in a seminary in his younger days and converted to Buddhism recently gave us a book written by Thich-Nhat-Hanh.

I really enjoyed your book, Aloha, Where You Like Go? Auntie Na is so Buddhist and so like every other religion's positive side. My daughter's name is also Nalani.

I love Kimo. I'd like Kimo to keep my son company also and protect him too. I'm thinking you yourself have led a very colorful, wonderful life, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Your dear comments here mean So much to me at a time like this. Thanks each of You

ladyfi said...

A thought to hold onto! Lovely.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Brilliant, inspiring quotes Cloudia, which I fully agree with! Thanks for sharing them!
Duncan In Kuantan

Betty Manousos said...

brilliant quotes!

just what i needed, especially now.

big, warm aloha!

RONW said...

apparently you've been to the zoo. I haven't been there for a while.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends!

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia! I hear your words as a sweet song today!- Karen

Cloudia said...

You are sweet! Thanks