Monday, February 4, 2013

Quel Dommage

A   L   O   H   A  !
Isn't It A Pity by Billy Preston on Grooveshark

" Children show scars like medals.
 Lovers use them
 as secrets
 to reveal. 

A scar is what happens 
when the word
 is made flesh."

Leonard Cohen 

" Every stress
 leaves an indelible scar,
 and the organism pays
 for its survival
 after a stressful situation
 by becoming a little 
older. "

Hans Selye 

" Adopting the right attitude 
can convert a negative stress
 into a positive one. "

Hans Selye 

" If you want others to be happy, 
practice compassion.

 If you want to be happy,
 practice compassion. "

14th Dalai Lama 

" I see the potential 
for a new world
 being born in front of me
 and all around me,
 and I feel the only way
 to bring that potential 
into being 
is to know myself. "

Gary Zukav 


Each of us humans

 has been damaged.
scraped knees, hurt feelings,
and more.

Each one of us.

There is:
 Unknown Damage,
Unacknowledged Damage,

Some cannot see
their own wounded places;
Unknown to themselves
they fester
 into more damage-
to themselves
and to others.

Some of us, and I am one,
have run from our scars.
Thinking we needed to be special,
 to be worthy
we run from our

To look, to accept, to just


 with our damaged selves
allows ever-polite 
to arise.

Emptying ourselves
of excuses
has welcomed her.


Thank YOU
for bringing
YOUr Authentically
Sweet Self
here today!

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                           Warmly, cloudia


Friko said...

First things first: Where’s the other leg?

Scars are part of everybody’s life, compassion should be, for ourselves most of all.

kaykuala said...

One is scarred for life, either physically or mentally. As long as no material damage to oneself it's an experience worth having!

Your pics are just fantastic, Cloudia! We're are the ones who are lucky that you are based in Hawaii with all the exotic offerings from you!


Brian Miller said...

smiles....we have each been through the ringer a time or can bring us together...i like that compassion is the answer as well...i would agree...smiles.

aloha from va

Akelamalu said...

" If you want others to be happy,
practice compassion.

If you want to be happy,
practice compassion. "

14th Dalai Lama

I love that quote.

Fireblossom said...

My 'tude. My business! :-P

Small Kucing said...

:) some damage is internal.

Daryl said...

i'm with the 14th dalai lama

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm rather proud of most of my scars, except that cut on the arm that was due to stupidity on my part

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

I really love that little bird standing on one leg!
Duncan In Kuantan

Betty Manousos said...

such inspirational thoughts, cloudia!

loved today's post.


Teresa said...

Great post...

The Weaver of Grass said...

The Power of Positive Thinking Cloudia!

Myrna R. said...

It's so important to cultivate compassion. You're right - it's what soothes our wounds and smoothens our scars.

Kalyan said...

beautiful captures...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Compassion is the secret Cloudia, if only more people would discover it the world would be a much nicer place.

A said...

I had the great fortune of being able to see the Dalai Lama speak in person recently. If more people followed his advice and practiced compassion the world would be a better place.


Beautiful thoughts for the day, I really believe in the one about compassion and trying to turn negative situations into positive ones - something I want to work on more myself!

TALON said...

It's the scars that make us not only beautiful, but unique. This was lovely, Cloudia.

DeniseinVA said...

Another very wise post, I particularly liked the 14th Dalai Lama quote. Have a great week my friend :)

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Rick said...

Ah - one of my most favorite songs (and I have a LOT). Took a moment to listen, admire your beautiful skies and took in the words.

Aloha Cloudia !

Oh yes - we need the army of the kind.

21 Wits said...

I know, that's why I carry extra band-aids! :) Your first quote is my new favorite!

Cloudia said...

Love these! Yes, the golden plover is standing on one foot...we call her kolea in Hawaii.

Anonymous said...

So true - if we embrace ourselves, scars and all, we'll feel a lot better.

candi said...

Wonderful images and quotes, totally agree with the Dalai Lama one!

Have a nice day!

claude said...

Hello Cloudia !
I love your Hawaïan skies.
Pretty hibiscus flower.
ALOHA my friend !

Hattie said...

I remember that tune. Yes. We would do well to remember this.

Cloudia said...

Jolly to see You Friends too!

Thanks SO much

SandyCarlson said...

So needed that. Thanks!

Cloudia said...

glad to see you Sandy. Thanks