Tuesday, July 2, 2013

When I Died

 A  L  O  H  A ! 
" Let reality be reality.

 Let things flow 

naturally forward 

in whatever way 

they like. "

Lao Tzu 








" The expression 

a woman wears 

on her face 

is far more important 

than the clothes 

she wears on her back. "

Dale Carnegie 



Sounds merely "nice"
B U T
 SO TRUE!!!








" Always remember

 that you are

 absolutely unique. 

Just like 

everyone else. "

Margaret Mead















Truth is too big

for either / or;

So look for paradox

when you hunt

 Reality :)










What, I wonder,
 will I leave behind,
dangling
 from the 
neighborhood powerline
 called Life?

*_=+=_*

Today's title
does not refer to
 EMILY DICKINSON's
poem (Here).

When I had my temporary
dying experience
(years ago)
it was obvious to me
that there is
NOTHING
whatever to fear;

That when we leave here,
we remember who we 
really are
in all our glory,
like a huge film star
who has been playing
homeless
for a role.

Yes, we return
to a really cool realm!

As we mature in life,
we experience those around us,
and those things we love,
changing -
even passing away.

We become intimate
with decline.

Well it is a huge
WASTE OF TIME
to become 
exclusively focused
on decline
as if that is 
our job now.

It isn't.

As long as you are here,
you are in a unique position
to experience and to
learn;

To become
soulfully empowered
in ways quite 
impossible
once we depart
this unique Earth Life.

So don't be sorry later
that you wasted 
choice Life Years
by saying goodbye
too soon.


" The things that one
 most wants to do
 are the things
 that are probably 
most worth doing. "

Winifred Holtby

You said a MOUTHFUL, Winifred!


WHO AGREES?

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Thanks for visiting!

                            Warmly, cloudia

31 comments:

Lynn said...

I agree with you and Winifred!

Elephant's Child said...

You, Winifred and Lynn are all wise women.

the walking man said...

I have decided that more than anything else after 59 years in Detroit I want to move...and secondly I have found I can no longer afford to move (expensive) or to stay (too high taxes).

Dave King said...

I shall try to inscribe Lao Tzu's maxim somewhere where I will be bound to see it at least daily.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Dale Carnegie's quote is so apropos!

Brian Miller said...

oh i agree...i will leave more than shoes, but hopefully plenty of the footprints they make...smiles.

aloha from va

Anonymous said...

So glad you came back! I hear it's an amazing experience. Yep, making a mark is good. You've certainly done well for humanity. Never had a patient in or out of hospice who wished they'd worked more in their lives. I'm enjoying my goof time so I won't have such regrets! Aloha, DrumMajor

Adam said...

nice quotes

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, I agree! Id do, I do. Your words today are medicine for my soul. Thank you so very much.

Leovi said...

Congratulations on those beautiful pictures, I love those beautiful leaves!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I bet Pixie would have some wise words..if only she could :)

Teresa said...

Wonderful post today! I love the expression on beautiful Pixie's face. Thanks for sharing your lessons learned through experience.

Charles Gramlich said...

the things one wants to do are the things most worth doing! hum I'd have to give that one some thought.

Myrna R. said...

Wow. Today it is your words that resonate with me, even more than quotes of the famous. I find them so comforting and wise. I do want to live 'til I die. And maybe after death I'll live even more. Great post today Cloudia. Thank you.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you for sharing your uplifting view from the other side. :)

Mehmet Osman Çağlar - Mavi Mısralar said...

Hello Cloudia, it's take a long time i couldn't visit you. It's again a wonderful post, thanks for sharing.

Now i have a new poem and trial book.
Perhaps one day i will translate to English and send you.

Yours

Cloudia said...

Isn't this just the best sort of party, with genuine great people and friends?

What could be better than this?

Thanks deeply for dreaming with us here :-)

G-Man said...

Cloudia....
Purveyor of Peace and Good Will!
One of life's Angels.....G

Filip and Kristel said...

What a nice statement. You are unique like everyone else. Schoking.

Greetings,
Filip

LOLfromPasa said...

Thank you again, Cloudia. Your timing is spot on :).

Giga said...

Świetny jest trzeci cytat i kotek na zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.
Great quote and a third cat in the picture. Yours.

LONDONLULU said...

Sooo true! We are never too old to keep growing more and more:) Love it!

Anonymous said...

What do you feed your cats to create such luxurious whiskers? DrumMajor

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is interesting, you always make me think.
One of my hospice clients would tell me that she would like awake at night thinking of all the mistakes she'd made in her life. It was so sad. I do this too. I'd love to be able to think of the things I did well.
It doesn't happen in the throes of Mr. Insomnia.
Take care.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, you dear people!

LifeRamblings said...

nice photos and i love the quotes.

Kay said...

I love the Margaret Mead quote and yes, I agree. We must keep learning and enjoying life.

Cloudia said...

Thanks :-)

Fireblossom said...

I agree!

I'd love to hear more about your NDE.

Sandy Carlson said...

Your words and images are beautiful. I love the way you get down to what is real and important.

Cloudia said...

Love you two. Thanks