Monday, May 26, 2014

Having Your Desire

A   L   O   H   A !
" Acceptance
Does Not Mean
To Condone. "
                  Eckhart Tolle 








“ Do not spoil 
what you have 
by desiring 
what you have
 not; 
remember that
 what you now have 
was once among
 the things 
you only hoped for.” 
                          Epicurus





Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild

“ The wealth 
required by nature 
is limited and is easy 
to procure; 
but the wealth required 
by vain ideals 
extends to infinity.” 
             Epicurus


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What Is YOUR Desire?

How Will It Feel
To Achieve
Your Desire?

Explore 
That Feeling.

Try It On.

Wear That Feeling
Like A Beloved 
New Garment
Until The Feeling
Is The Way 
You Feel.

Feel It;
Live It.

You Are Having
Your Desire
Or It Is Having
You-

Drawing To Itself
To You
More
Of The Desirable.

Others Will Desire
Your Presence.

Don't Worry
You Will Not
Be Diminished
By Sharing,
But Replenished.

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Thank YOU
for Visiting!
                  Warmly, Cloudia
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32 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great advice, Cloudia!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Buddha said that suffering comes from desire or craving.

You gave good advice, Cloudia. Tempering desire with reality makes for a happier person.

Brian Miller said...

in response to the first quote...

"tolerence is not love, either"

aloha from va

rupam sarma said...

Nice post, Thanks for sharing

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such a cute birdie!
~

Karen S. said...

Exploring is my greatest desire! Stunning captures and perfectly fitting quotes!

Birdman said...

As always, your blog words make me think about where I am and where I'm headed.

Charles Gramlich said...

I frequently do imagine living my dream life. In many ways I have it. In other ways I've still got far to go.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's nothing common about that sweet little waxbill Cloudia :)

Anonymous said...

Love the bitty baby birds of paradise. Desires for the good adventures keep you dancing!
DrumMajor

Myrna R. said...

Not diminished but replenished - beautiful thought. Happy Memorial Day.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the advice. love the sweet bird and the shadow shot of the leaves.

Cloudia said...

Oh thanks for these nice comments, cousins!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I do enjoy your daily dose Cloudia, it always makes such sense.

William Kendall said...

Nice use of shadow and light in these shots. The bird's adorable.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, it's beautiful, the photos, the quotes, but, I do love the Waxbill, super superb.

RedPat said...

You always have such wonderful thoughts to share with us!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots.

Elephant's Child said...

Love the bird. My desire? To continue to see the beauty.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous pics and profound thoughts. A great study break!

EriKa Napoletano said...

Nice colours and I like very much the bird. Wish you a nice week, dear Cloudia.
Ciao
Erika

Jenny Woolf said...

What a dear little bird that waxbill is. I have never heard of them before. I am assuming it is small by the way although I don't really have too much way of telling its size.
Have a lovely week!

Cloudia said...

Each of YOUr comments is so appreciated. Very much

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful contemplative post and photos are lovely ~ especially that beautiful bird ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

christopher said...

Excellent thoughts and quotes.

Desires and dreams are so important yet often tricky and complex as we close in.

...makes me think a bit about Paul Simon's words...'you know the nearer the destination the more your slip sliding away.'

Adam said...

cute little bird

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Beautifully expressed and wonderful quotes.
"Wear that feeling like a beloved new garment" so much is about perception and identity, not the actual object or achievement but how we feel about it.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots and a great first quote.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, what a beautiful little bird. Great advice and wonderful quotes. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Small Kucing said...

If more would adopt this envy greed and jealousy will cease to exist

Kay said...

This is such a thoughtful, insightful post, Cloudia. I try not to desire too much since it doesn't bring me peace. I try to be grateful for what I am already blessed with. I try.