Friday, August 1, 2014

How To Beat The Devil

A  L  O  H  A !
Click To Enlarge Usual Suspects
“Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.” 
                                    Eric Micha'el Leventhal

"True patriotism 
hates injustice 
in its own land 
than anywhere else."
                                            Clarence Darrow

“The emotion
 that can 
break your heart
 is sometimes
 the very one 
that heals it...” 
                                     Nicholas Sparks

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The adversarial force
challenging our 
Better Nature
in mysterious ways.

Most evil in this world
is done by those
who believe they are 
Doing Right.

One way that evil
tricks us
is by using our 
Better Instincts
to it's own bad ends.

One example
is becoming SO
"sympathetic" to the 
pain of others,
that we become
Righteously Angry
 on their behalf.

This creates:
More Anger,
More Judgement,
Less Insight.

Look at your own 
facial expression.

Listen honestly
to your own words.

What energy
are YOU putting
into the world?

Righteous Anger
is an oxymoron
like jumbo shrimp.

Don't be a big 
moron shrimp!

                   Fondly, cloudia


Sandy Carlson said...

As always, needed that. Your post made me think of so many things going on inside my head as well as inside our country. The question, "What kind of energy are you putting into the world?" makes me stop and look at myself.

Birdman said...

So right. Right or Wrong often depends where you are standing at the time.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Be a big smarty shrimp!

Brian Miller said...

interesting...the first quote was a really cool perspective...your own words at the end really got me thinking...huh...i may fall into that on occassion...ha.

aloha from va

TexWisGirl said...

haha. :)

love your skies.

A said...

Love the commotion in that first photo :-)))

Cloudia said...

Each of you has a jumbo heart. I can tell! Thanks, my Friends

Betty Manousos said...

hi cludia, love love love your post and photos. lovely as usual.

happy weekend~

i linked to you today!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's the problem .. There ate too many moron shrimps around the world making decidedly smelly decisions n'est pas :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You know I meant are.. oui :)

Willow said...

Making me think in a whole different way about shrimp ! Somehow shrimp is now making me think about Forrest Gump and I loved that character and his sweet energy .

Myrna R. said...

Ha. I know I've been a moron shrimp sometimes. But your quotes go right to the core of the matter with wisdom. I especially like the first quote. The pictures, as always are wonderful and soothing. Thank you Cloudia.

Teresa said...

You need to make and sell a Comfort Spiral bumper sticker: "Don't be a big moron shrimp!"

Elephant's Child said...

Love it.
And moron shrimp are everywhere. Where is the tartare sauce when you need it?

Charles Gramlich said...

I become righteously angry quite a bit. It stresses me out far too much.

Carver said...

Thought provoking words and fun presentation. I love the gorgeous sky shots.

William Kendall said...

I really like that Darrow quote.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your first shot looks like it could be a posed art installation. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Indrani said...

Nice capture of life there. Loved seeing the skies too.

magiceye said...

The pictures today are marvelous!!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

DeniseinVA said...

Good advice!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots and thoughts! I do indeed wish that the war in Gaza would end and we would all join in peace as fellow humans.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Well Cloudia, these quotes certainly got me thinking!

Duncan In Kuantan

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That Clarence Darrow quote is amazing!! Thank you for sharing :)