Water and Wisdom

I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water. - D. H. Lawrence

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.from Gitanjali - Rabindranath Tagor

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.- Donald William

Instead of a bottom-line based on money and power, we need a new bottom-line that defines productivity and creativity as where corporations, governments, schools, public institutions, and social practices are judged as efficient, rational and productive not only to the extent they maximize money and power, but to the extent they maximize love and caring, ethical and ecological sensitivity, and our capacities to respond with awe and wonder at the grandeur of creation.- Michael Lerner

For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.- James Baldwin

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.- Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo Credit: Marcial V. Bolen


Diamond R said...

ang ganda ng mga picture. Ito na naman ako may tanong bakit nagagawa niyong mag post ng pic na ganya kalalaki.INgit me. gusto ko ang mga ganyan.Papaano ba yan.sharenaman.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Awesome water snapshots!

Rome Diwa said...

Courtesy of my friend Marcial.

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Marcial said...

Hi Man! thanks for using my Photos on your Blog. at least I can extend sharing them trough you. It is really flattering that you appreciate them so much. You are very much welcome to use more of my photos on your future blog. I just hope we could travel together one day. by the way if you are interested we are climbing Mt. Apo in November. my team is guiding hikers from Manila. PM me on FB if you are interested so I could feed you the Details...