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Gleaming forth, unmasking the world


Gleanings here and there – urgings – IMG_3654

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

~ Franz Kafka


If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. Joy is not made to be a crumb.

~ Mary Oliver

The source of crafts, sciences and arts is the power of reflection. Make ye every effort that out of this ideal mine there may gleam forth such pearls of wisdom and utterance as will promote the well-being and harmony of all the kindreds of the earth.

~ Bahá’u’lláh

Photos courtesy Nelson Ashberger and Diane Kirkup.

View artist Diane Kirkup’s work at: http://www.dkirkupdesigns.etsy.com

3 thoughts on “Gleaming forth, unmasking the world

  1. Allah’u’Abha Phyllis, Love this post, thanks so much for sharing it! ((( HUGS ))) XOXO

  2. Thank you Phyllis for reminding us, in the discipline to listen, wait, be quiet and be still… life is revealed.

  3. “The source of crafts, sciences and arts is the power of reflection.” Just imagine what the world might be like if we but made the effort and took the time to do it. Thank you!

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